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VOL. i. NEBRASKA CITY , NEB. , THURSDAY , JANUARY 12 , 1899. NO. 27.
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J. STERLING MORTON , EDITOK.
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THE ENJ > OF frnifcof civilizntiou
PROGRESS. , , - . . . . . ,
and the culmination and end of human
progress is to approximate justice. An
immutable law of the intellectual ad
vancement , and the moral development
of mankind , is that we must nearer and
nearer come to the right interpretation
and dispensation of justice.
Therefore the advocates of a just cause
may with sublime faith predict its ulti
mate triumphs. The consciousness of
being right ; and the unfaltering belief
that their words and works will have
certainly achieved benefactions for pos
terity , anticipate all the happiness and
satisfactions of the praise of posterity.
The intellectual exultations of right-
doing are a feast to the soul an invisi
ble and everlasting luxury. The denun
ciations of the mob can not lessen this
supreme felicity. The plaudits of the
multitude can not enhance it.
The coward may live and enjoy today.
But the brave and the wise live for to
morrow and for the betterment of those
who shall then exist. Justice for all
humanity in all the world is the aim
and end of progress. When justice
shall have encircled the globe , Heaven
will have begun upon earth and man
will have reached his highest possible
SENATORIAL SEEK of Norfch Caro.
AND PROPHET. , . , .
him became dis
tinguished some years ago both as a pilol
and commander of the forces of popu
lism. The democrats who followed him
and Teller and Allen into the St. Louis
presidential convention of 1890 and as
sisted in nominating Tom Watson for
; he vice presidency will now read with
ntense satisfaction from an address to
; ho populist party :
"Brethren , some of you fear that this
campaign will destroy the people's
party. We have no such apprehension.
[ ts principles are right , and , being right ,
ihoy are immortal. In four years they
liauc taken possession of Ihc democratic
l > arty , and on November ! j they will take
possession of the nation. In 1892 wo
liad but 1,000,000 votes. On November
IJ , 1896 , wo shall have a majority of the
whole country. We have not become
democrats , but the democrat * have , in the
broad sense of the word , become populists.
We have not given up our organization.
We do not propose to close the academy
because the first class is about to gradu
ate with honor.
"As the spirit is greater than the flesh ,
so the principles of a party are greater
than its traditions. We are editcutlny
democrats now from the inside. We shall
find it easier to reach their convictions
as allies than as opponents. Men's
opinions are not fixed quantities , but
fluctuate with events. If democracy
lives up to its pledges the alliance , now
temporary , may be continued. If they
do not and the forces have to divide
three-fourths of their people will march
off under our standards. The banquet
is not over with the soup.
MARION BUTLER ,
Chairman national populist committee. "
The democracy which was then being
"educated from the inside" will now ob
serve with what facility end celerity the
Butler system of educating "from the
inside" threw their candidates for con
gress , governorships and senatorships in
a majority oi the states onto "the out
side ! " A fusion of voters only to got
offices is generally a compact devoid of
honor and principle.
The ancient democracy of the United
States has been always faithful in sup
porting an honest system of currency
and the gold standard. They have
never endorsed a protective tariff but ,
on the other hand , have always ad
vocated the greatest possible freedom oi
The real democrats of the Unitec
States are now the balanco-of-powor
party. In 1896 that balance wont to McKinley -
Kinloy as the lesser of two evils. This
balauce-of-power party determined who
should bo president then and , if no now
organization in national politics comes
nto vigor before that time , the same vet
erans will elect a president in 1900 !
A political organization which for the
sake of our common country and with
out the hope of power , reward or oxal-
: atiou for any of its members will
stand firmly as the determining force in
American politics and always vote for
; ho best , is of more value to the republic
than both the other organizations , many
of the members and followers of which
seek only prominence , plunder and
power. When two evils confront the
people it is the duty of this conservative
element to always choose the lesser.
As a seer and a prophet Senator Butler
is commended to all those democrats who
preferred being the xwalloirces instead
of the sii-allowers ! The democrats and
the populists lay down together and the
former wore "inside" the latter.
The use of resounding
sounding words is
a constant comfort to this African sago.
In all his exhortations and prayers he
studies euphony and mellifluence. So
distingushed is he among the youth of
this propinquity for his grandiloquence
that many of them attend his meetings
to hearken unto his verbal harmonies.
Recently some boys wore listening tea
a prayer by Tilman which contained so
many singularly absurd specimens of
large words , misplaced , that they
laughed outright. The pious old dar
key heard the snicker and prayed right
on saying :
"Oh Lawd ; de pot ob religion are a
bilin' and do scum are risin' to de top ;
take now do skimmer of thy justice ,
skim off dat 'or scum , fling it in de fiah
and leave us Christians for ter waller in
do gravy of righteousness. "
The expansionists are praying like
Tilman. They wish all opposing them
"flung in de fiah" and themselves the
only patriots to be left to "waller" in
the star spangled banner and the
"gravy" of jingoism.
SIXTEEN-TO-ONE IN CHICKEN FEED.
The notoriety which Nebraska at
tained in the campaign of 1896 has in
spired wags everywhere to attribute to
Nebraska all sorts of expedients for
evolving solids out of vacuums. In a
manner Nebraska has become , because
of its numerous citizens who adhered to
the money fallacies , the subject of a
good deal of ridicule. Among the latest
demonstrations along this line may be
found the brief of Edward Darrow , in
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