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FEBRUARY 19, 1003.
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT.
A WISE DECLARATION
Fopuliata f ' Bancroft, Nebraska, Iaaue .
Declaration That The Will Stand hf
"' The populists of Bancroft, Cuming
county, Nebraska, held a conference
the other day and talked about the
past, present and future of populism.
Finally they . decided to state their
..position in. the form of a declaration.
This contains so much good, sound
sense that The Independent prints it
The members of the peoples party
of Bancroft, Neb., in conference as
sembled to consider the present po
litical situation declare:
1. We are more firmly convinced
than ever of the soundness of the prin
ciples announced at the first national
convention of the people's party held
at Omaha and which . we have ever
since maintained and defended.
.2.-- That the principles there first
proclaimed and which were universal
ly denounced by the plutocratic press
have obtained millions of adherents
outside of the membership of the peo
ple's party and to a large extent have
been placed on the statute books of
the various states of the union, espe
cially is that so in regard to the pub
lic ownership of public utilities in the
cities, where populism had at first
few, if any, adherents.
3. The. populist financial theories
have largely been adopted by our
most persistent foes, the republicans,
that party having enormously in
creased the amount of money in cir
culation by an increased coinage of
silver, by the unexpected large out
put of gold and by adding to 'the
amount of national bank notes, and
the increase in . the volume of money
produced exactly the effect that pop
ulists said it would.
4. r That the inefficiency in the man
agement of the railroads since they
have been combined into a few large
systems, managed by a few men in
Wall street, whose time and energies
are expended in speculation, has dis
arranged business, all over the coun
try to such an extent that it has been
-impossible to move the crops, supply
the people with fuel, prevented busi
ness men from fulfilling their en
gagements,, farmers from paying their
debts and. caused widespread suffering
and death among the poor.
' 5As If is " impossible for these
immense systems of railroads Jto be
'economically: 'and efficiently managed
from one office by men whose energies
are devoted to holding leadership on
the: stock, exchange, the confusion in
business and the suffering among the
poor in consequence thereof, is more
, likely to. increase than diminish as
long as the present system endures
and that the populist demand for the
public ownership of the railroads will
grow as the years pass by.
6. That from the beginning of the
organization of the people's party it
has denounced monopolies and trusts
and accurately predicted the result of
their formation and perpetuity.
7. That the absolute control of the
volume of money by the government
(neither leaving the amount to the
uncertain production of the mines, nor
to syndicates and corporations formed
for banking purposes), the public
ownership of railroads, the enforce
ment of the precepts of the common
law against monopolies and a reason
able revision of the tariff system
would relieve the people of the ills
,of which they complain, reduce the
bribery and corruption in elections
and legislative bodies, restore the
honor of the American name, bring an
era of prosperity for the whole peo
ple and glory and power such as the
nation has never before known.
9. That the membership ,of the
, people's party cares nothing for
names, and much for principles, but
we know that the organization of a
new party, with its committees in ev
ery township, county and state is the
work' of a lifetime and that it would
be as easy for the plutocratic press to
cast odium upon any other name as
that of the "people's party."
10. That a body of two or three
millions of independent voters, all
agreed upon one set of principles, can
exercise a very great' and sometimes a
preponderating influence upon legis
lation, as is seen by the adoption of
many populist principles by all the
different parties. That being the case,
the organization of the people's party
should be extended into every voting
precinct of the United States.
L. R. FLETCHER.
T. A. FELIX.
W. S. FLETCHER.
F. S. SCHWEDHELM.
M. A. EDWARDS.
G. W. HAWEY.
G. C. TEICII. f r;
HELPING HIM SUCCEED
The Independent has had a great
honor thrust upon it It has been se
lected as a suitable victim to pub
lish at $1.50 per the effusions of one
.Mr. Nath'I C. Fowler, jr., "universal
ly acknowledged," as he blushingly ad
mits, "to be the most experienced and
expert business adviser in the world."
The CHkwood Publishing Co., Bos
ton, seems to have discovered this
prodigy, whose "original business
profossfnn" ppneara to be to tell other
people in a series of 26 articles each
a column long, $39 for the whole
works how to help the boy succeed.
Doubtless Mr. Fowler writes enter
tainingly and preaches the gospel of
content in a fascinating way. But if
the birth of one baby boy say, for il
lustration, one of ,Baer's grandchil
dren closes the door of opportunity
against several hundred or thousand
other baby boys, where's the use of
so widely disseminating this peculiar
knowledge which Mr. Fowler has for
sale? If all the boys in the world
knew just what Mr. Fowler knows,
they couldn't ALL succeed in this
age of special privileges. They
couldn't ALL even succeed in getting
a home of their own. and right now
thev mis:ht have difficulty in getting
coal to het cme if thev did have it.
The Independent will forego the
pleasure of publishing Mr. Fowler's ar
ticles, and 'in this one instance "let
well enough alone."
SPECIAL MARKET LETTER
FROM NYE & BUCHANAN CO., LIVE
STOCK COMMISSION MER
CHANTS, SO. OMAHA,
Although cattle receipts are liberal
in Chicaigo and here first half of this
week, the market is a little higher.
The (fold weather brings better buy
ing qVders, as is usually the case.
Spring moving will bring fair re
ceipts probably for next couple of
We quote best beef steers $4.35 to
$4.60, good $4.00 to $4.30, warmed-up
$3.50 to $3.90, choice cows and heif
ers $3.00 to $3.50, fair to good $2.60
to $3.00, canners and cutters $1.50 to
$2.50; choice stockers and feeders
$3.65 to $4.25, fair $3.25 to $3.75; bulls
slow sale at $2.00 to $3.25; veal $4.00
Hog' receipts heavier, but market
on the whole advancing. Range $6.85
Sheep receipts fair. Market active
and stronger. Killers.
Yearlings 4.80- 5.40
Wethers .. 4.00- 5.10
Ewes 3.25- 4.25
Th9 World's Fair
The Independent is not inclined to
favor a very large appropriation for
the Nebraska exhibit at the Louisiana
Purchase Exposition, to be held at
St, Louis next year. Some appropria
tion will doubtless be necessary, be
cause we have gone so far that the
state cannot well be left unrepre
sented; but there is no necessity for
spending any large amount. A good
fire-proof building for the state his
torical society will be of more lasting
benefit to the state than all the mon
ey spent on exhibits at St Louis. The
day is past when eastern people as a
rule look upon Nebraska as a state
of prairie dogs and hair-raising Ind
ians and those who do so still regard
Nebraska are the very persons who
will never attend the exposition. Any
person with ambition enough to come
to the fair, will have grit enough to
come on to Nebraska and see things
for himself first-hand. At the same
time The Independent has no objec
tion to printing the following let
ter from the department of domestic
Editor Independent: An interna
tional exposition will be held in St
Louis to celebrate the centennial an
niversary of the first expansion of the
nation, a step which made possible
the commercial and political develop
ment which has given the United
States her present commanding posi
tion in the world's affairs.
The congress of the United States
has stamped its approval upon this
great undertaking by appropriating
$5,000,000 and the city of St Louis
has appropriated the magnificent sum
of $10,000,000 to aid in its installation
in a manner commensurate with its
In extent and variety of interests
as well as in the amount of money to
be expended, it is designed on a larg
er scale than any preceding exposi
tion in 'the world's history.
The Missouri legislature at its last
session appropriated $1,000,000 for its
building and exhibit The Illinois com
mission is now in the field backed
with an appropriation of $250,000, J
which probably will be doubled at the
next session. In Iowa a bill appro
priating $125,000 was passed by the
legislature; this amount probably will
be Increased. New York has made a
preliminary appropriation of $100,000,
and Mississippi, a state that never be
fore made an appropriation for expo
sition purposes, has provided $50,000
for her participation in this great; en
terprise." , . "
The enterprising state of Nebraska
has. always played a prominent part
In the development of the country and
in every line leading tc the advance
ment of humanity. .Her sons and
daughters are among lh3 best of ev
ery state and territory in the union,
and Tier social, commercial and civil
influence extends . throughout the
We ask you to do everything in your
power to pave the way to a liberal
appropriation by the legislature to
enable Nebraska to be so well repre
sented that it will not be second to
any other state.
We are especially anxious to have
Nebraska do her full duty in this mat
ter on account of the moral effect it
will have on the western states. Lay
ing aside all sentiment and state pride
and considering it strictly in the light
of a business proposition, a liberal
appropriation by the legislature would
be repaid many fold within the next
We trust you will find in the fore
going and in the enclosed leaflet
enough to stimulate your friendly in
terest in this enterprise.
If you should require specific rather
than general Information regarding
any feature of this exposition or its
development and progress, it will be
sent you immediately upon applica
tion. Yours very truly,
CHAS. M. REEVES,.
Secretary Committee on Legislation.
St. Louis, Feb. 9, 1903.
COLONIZATION OF THE SOUTHWEST
Aid and Inducement Offered by the Mia
aouri Pacific 1? nil way
The Missouri Pacific Railway is
bending every effort towards devel
oping the agricultural, mineral and
industrial resources of the west and
southwest To attain this end, it
asks the aid and co-operation of ev
ery farmer, miner, merchant and pro
fessional man along its lines.
- The development of the products of
any section of the country means just,
so much more capital to be spent , in
that section. Prosperous neighbors
make a prosperous community, espe
cially if they live and have their in
terests" at home. !
It is this class of persons that the
Missouri Pacific Railway asks the pat
rons along its lines to invite to their
You furnish the names and ad
dresses, and we will furnish the nec
essary descriptive and illustrated lit
erature to induce them to settle in
We wish to colonize the west and
southwest, and offer every Induce
ment in the way of excellent transpor
tation facilities and low rates to all
prospective settlers and homeekers.
H. C. TOWNSEND,
Gen'l Passenger and Ticket Agt,
St Louis, Mo.
AN INTERESTING STORY
Tbe atory of the discoyery of Vit-Ore. the
peculiar mineral remedy now being o widoly
aiiTPrtfs! IBd t'ted KMifc 'n the ptihHo pre0
as told by Prof. Theo. Noel, the man whose pick!
while driving deer in the hills of the southwest,
firat brought it to light, is one of great interest
to all who read for knowledge and profit. Tt is
gien in full detail in the M-paga booklet,
'Vit-Ore," issued free by theTheo. Noel Com
pany of Chicago, whose large advertisement
will be found in this isne. .
This mineral.' a magnetic ORE, Is a subtle
combination or blending of elements, a forma
tion peculiar to th locality of its discovery, as
it ha been found nowhere else, that reqnirea
bnt the addition of hydrogen and oi gen an
addition obtained by mixing tbe ore with water
to make it a most powerful and effective rem
edy, as hundreds ofth readers of this paper
Lave found it
The offer made by the company to the sub
scribers and readers of thia caper, is almost as
remarkable as the Ore itself. They do not ak
for cash, but desire each person to use the Ore
for thirty davs time before paying one cent and
none need pay unless positive! benefited. The
offer, which is headed "PERSONAL TO SUB
SCRIRKRS," is certainly an original one. Men
tion The Independent when writing.
A ST. PATRICK EMBLEM FOR 1903
By Mail, 15c.
AM. CARD COMPANY.
1246 Q8t. Lincoln, Neb.
CERTIFICATE OP PUBLICATION.
STATE OF NEBABKA.
AUDITOR OF PURLIC ACCOUNTS. -I
woi.n. February 1, 1j03.
It Is Hereby Certified that the ew Hampshire jMre
lnurance Co. of Manchester, In the rtate of New
Hainpsmre. has compiled wun ine 'Durancol aw of
thin ' tate, applicable to Mich companies, and Is there-
fore authorized to continue the rusinegs of r ire and
I lgblnirttr Insurance in this Mate for the current
year ending .Tannary 3'rt, 1904.
Witness iny hand and the sea) of the Auditor of I'u1).
lie Accounts the day and year first a' ove written.
Auditor Public Accounts.
J. L. PIEBCE, Deputy.
With a Brush.
The new tuelln.nl of Miiiokiog meat
has come to stay. It has already
come and staid so long in many parts
of the country that there is no Jorjger
any more thought of going back to
the old method than of returning to
tbe old-fashioned ox cart When you
smoke your meat with our Modern
Meat Smoker, you accomplish all
that could possibly be done by the
old method and you accomplish some
thing that the old way does not ac
complish. The meat is better pro
tected against decay and against the
attacks, of germs and infect. It
tastes better, it looks better, and it
will bring more money. The old
method of smoking dries out the
meat and reduces the weight. The
shrinkage is often one fifth, and this
runs into money when you consider
the amount of meat the average
farmer usually smokes. Our Modern
Meat Smoker is practically condensed
liquid smoke which can be applied in
a minute with a brush or a sponge,
and that ends the process. You run
no danger of losing by lire or theft,
and save both time and money. Our
Modern Meat Smoker is put up in
quart bottles only. One bottle will
cover 250 to 300 pounds of meat.
We have put up a number of free
samples and shall be glad to give you
one of them. If you are not willing
to try tbe smoker on all your meat
this year, try the sample at leas; and
make comparisons. v .
" We sell everything cheap $1 pat
ents are stil 1 61, 09 and 79c.
New Location 13210 Street.
kJ n if ajJf)
before: you buy. 4
- AANUFACTURED by
Young Railroad Men
Mr. W. B. Essick, North Benton.
O., has sent in a large number of edu
cational subscriptions the past month.
He says: "It pleases me that I have
been able to get your excellentj?aper
in so many homes. I hope you "will
keep it as good as it is now. Would
like to have answered by you or some
one what or why it is that the rail
ways will not hire any one now over
35 years old? We all know that man
is only at his best at about 40. Can't
you let us have your idea? I find that
those I talk to about it believe the
railways take this plan to break up
all the railway employes' orders."
(There are probably a number of
reasons. By taking on young men they
can be trained to know nothing else
than railroad work becoming at. once
more efficient in that line and more
helpless if thrown out of railroad em
ployment This will tend to destroy
the Independence of t.fS men and a
the same time insure the company a
long period of service by men whe
have grown up to the business. If.
is" true that a man should be at his
best about 40 but he cannot then
learn a new business, and be as ef
ficient as the man of 40 who has been
working at it for 20 years. Ed. Ind.)
The excuse given by the anti-trust
republicans for the retention of Knox
in the cabinet is, that if it is good
policy to hire a thief to catch a thief,
it is also wise to hire a trust de- "
fender to catch the trusts.
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