The independent. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1902-1907, February 12, 1903, Page 6, Image 6
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 JONATHAN HIGGINS. Cambridge, Neb. DIRECT LEGISLATION. 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 her go. Here is one for Uncle Mark who carries the republican party in his vest pocket: 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 till spring. 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 iv nrii ir n, nrinrrif in-ifinnrK ifin'jPQAfi' t,rJ ca EJ G3 rsa yy pa cy r.n C'j yy r,:i nn r,a yy yy L'J r.n yy r: ra yy C3 LKJ Ba L'J R2! yy r.a yy m rvi yy r.a L'J L'LJ EC! klijl E3 E21 na na yy ra fci'j mil', r ! 1 w 1 1 Ifff An Undermuslin Special For Mail Order Customers fj Post Paid $1,0 For 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. Address Lincoln's Progressive Store Dept R Lincoln, Neb. na EE yy ca LJ EE! LJ'J E3 rsa yy EJ yy iJt ra yy r.a En yy na yy EJ3 ta En yy EJ3 yy E3 f'J E3 yy ca yy yy r.a yw ES3 yy E0 yy yy E3 fat yy cat yy E3 yy E3 yy ca yy rca yy yy ESS yy E3 yy rca yy Underwear Sale e. Annual iiiusim 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. Shoe Department. Shoes for Damp and Wet Weather. ue 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 oco luo uuuicu ouut-H we uuer ai ?i.zo, uc ana 7 Ask to see our New Oxfords at $2.00 $1.75 and. $1 50 Order through our Mailing Department. Yon will find it rflinl-ila most satisfactory. Send for samples. Mention this paper. Lincoln, Nebraska. 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!