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VOL. 9. No. 32.
LINCOLN, NEB., SATURDAY, JULY 28, 1894.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
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'We have the tariff et,"in con
grass, and the past week has been
one of the most interesting and
exciting of any in tbo session. The
spectacle of Senator Hill, who has
carried a knife unsheathed for two
years for the president, no r posing as the defender of the chief
executive fairly approaches the spectacular in politics and Hill
is doing the unsavory work to a finish. The conservative dem
ocrats, those who do not propose to Jeopardize every business
interest in the country by passing a free trade bill have been or
dered to lie down by the president and the house. Whether
they will do this or not remains to be seen, and just at this
writing the prospect is that there will be no tariff bill at
Why this would not be a good thing for the country is not
answered. There is no doubt but that the agitation of the last
year has greatly unsettled business, and it has been at the
point for some time when people have demanded a settlement
one way the other. There is no doubt but that the McKinley
bill left alone would be to the permanent business advantage of
the nation, but it is simply a delay. At the present time delay
isdangerous. One very level headed republican has expressed,
from a political point of view, the belief that it would be pref
erable to let the conglomerate Wilson bill become a law. It
will put the democratic party on record for '96 to defend the
monstrosity, and in that view it would be a sick child in the
hands of the administration. To secure with its Bufiar trust at
tachment a more disreputable bill than the one the adminis
tration is attempting to foist on the people, would be an im
possibility, and from a political point of view the repulican who
wants to see the Wilson bill come, probably is level headed.
The- statements of the national banks published this week
show a very satisfactory condition existing in Lincoln in banking
institutions. Compared with last year at this time they com
mand attention and the utmost confidence.
Col. Bob McReynolds, who came near getting into serious
trouble in Denver through writing for the press incendiary
articles on the labor and silver queetions, and who is as com
plete an anarchist on his attacks on the government as Herr
Most, has written a book entitled, "The Luxury of Poverty," or
when the devil was to pay. Because Mr. McReynolds wields a
vigorous and unchecked pen and gived his wild notions of govern
ment, his best abuse of government, abuse of the wealthy and
abuse of the lawmakers full play. His book has a facination
and a directness that makes it intensely interesting, and to a
certain class of people may appeal as the truth. This is all the
good that can be said of it, and ite venom and viciousness that
fills the space between lines, besides its rabid and unlawful at
tacks upon existing legal conditions, ought to make it a proscribed
book and the authorities would be fully justified in surpressing
it by law.
It is not the purpose to review the book or discuss its admitted
graphic description of what it terms the criminality of government
in the settlement of and to the people of the west. The book is
written in 1910 and as a culmination'otthe woes of the present day
depicted, has a culmination in the secession of the west, which is
advocated all through the book, and then a new nation and a new
social system is alluringly pictured.
And yet Col. Bob McReynolds who has written this radical fire
brand that outbellamys Bellamy was educated by the state of Indiana
is worth ill-gotten property that he berates so viciously and sits
around in the shade at his home at Thirty-first and R streets, wear
ing a white vest and smoking imported cigars as thovgh the wor!dr
as he would have people believe, had nor wholly gone to the bad.
The recent banquet of the Nebraska manufacturers and consumers
association held at Nebraska City has attracted fully as much at
tention as the banquet of like character held in this city a year ago.
Warranted the BEST FLOUR in America.
Any Grocer can get it for you.
None Genuine without cnt
of Indian oa back of sack.
JT. K. Ives & Co., 'Wliolesale Ajgts,