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Keep in the Middle of the
Ed. No fusion with any
Weal party on earth.
VOL. 2-
IMs of Warning to The Amsrican Peo
j'e He could Plainly see Where
We were Drifting Thirty Year's
Ago, But We Heeded Not
Abraham Lincoln was a man
was profound, pos
ting that mental make-up which
rendered him highly intentional.
Hi? vision was clear, taking in cau
se? and sequences so thoroughly
thai he war! in the relm of prophe
cy. A few days before his assasin
ation, the heavy load of the war
lifted frorfi his shoulders, he clearly
discerned the trend of things on
monetary lines, and uttered in his
sententious way his warning words
as follows:
'•I gee in the near future, a crisis
«pproaching that unerves me ami
<auses me to tremble for the safety
of my country. As a result of the
war, corporations have been en
throned, and an era of corruption
will follow, and the money power
of the country will endeavor m pro
long its reign by working upon the
prejudices of the people, until all
wealth is aggress ted in a. few hands
and the Republic is destroyed. I
feel at this moment more anxious
for the safety of my country than
*ver before.''
Alas! his forebodings were true,
already ie this nation in the hands
of the allied money powers, more to
be feared than the allied powers of
Europe bunded to overthrow Xapo
k°n. Money, when associated,
forks in devious ways. It is self-
Mh,seniious, seductive. For thirty
three years now, it has been pchem
«ig; while the people have been a
-Blt% it has sown, not tares, but
dragonVteeth, which have sprung
than a viper's sting.
This money power has suborned
ditorswho have become prostitutes;
% have crucified their manhood,
& a }»ng their editorial columns
for mis information and
• le ß, like a deluge.
This money power ban profaned
*• White House and the Capitol,
flaking the Executive and Legisla
te branches of the government ita
to execute its behests.
The record of the financial legis-
the past thirty-three ve.nr*
is most disgraceful: and to set ii
forth in mi adequate manner, one!
would need a pen dipped in the!
fire* of hell
Let tlx reenll two or three events
which give character to the present
money dynasty. Tampering with
the greenbacks was one; abrogating
their legal-tender functions solely
to diseredil them, nil through the
years pursuing an antagonistic
policy, til! now the democratic
cuckoos and republican brigands
are conspiring to retire them alto*
gather, to go on a gold basis. Why
thi- hostility to the greenback? k
was the savior of the country, car
ried us triumphantly through the
war of the rebel ion, Without it.
the rebel border would have over
run the North and the rebel rag
would have floated ivw the Capitol, j
Demonetization of silver in 1873,
was the spawn of the money power.
Mow was it done? Clandestinly, j
so secretly, that not half a dozen'
persons outsid the conspirators
knew or even dreamed of it, until
month* elapsed Gen. '-rant, then
['resident, was ignorant of th< great '
crime as Secretary Carlisle before*!
he became a Cleveland cuckoo
characterized it. Grant could cir
cumvent rebel generals, but the
generals of the money powe** wer<
too much for him.
Th* tragedy of 18SKJ was one of
the hatchings of the money power.
I call it tragedy, for the black pall
of a panic was spread over tin
country wrecking industry and
beggaring labor Cleveland came
into power in 1803 through a ''flap
doodle campaign, as did the Whigs
in 1840. He had scarcely warmed
his peat in the Executive chair, be
the machinery was set in motion to
produce a panic. March 12, eight
days after Cleveland was inaugura
ted, James Buell Secretary of the
National Hankers .Association. f?enl
a circular to the banks, to line them
up to their work of wrecking Fie
declared at the outset that the Na
tiooal Banks required immediate
legislation by Congress, to the end
that silver, silver certificates and
greenbacks should all be retired,!
their place to be supplied by na- !
tiona.! bank notes based on gold. It
would be necessary to issue new
bonds to the amount of $500,000,
000 to $1,000,000,000, thus much j
increasing the public debt. Head
vised tlmt the banks retire at least
one third of their circulation and
call in one-half of their loans, caus
ing such a stringency of money,
that a panic would ensue, in the
throes of which, the coveted legisla
tion would he xtoled from Con
gress. The panic came, terrible as
a cyclone, but the onspiratorc did
:...t si cure only ■■> n inority oi what
wasaimtdat. They had all possi
ble aid from the President and Sec
retary of the Treasury, but they
were handicapped by that $100,
•00,000 gold reserve and have in*
creased the public debt some $200,
000,000 and with this superadded
burden upon the people, it has been
impossible to keen the reserve at
high watei mark.
This brief sketch of out monetary
policy is sufficient to show the pre
science o," President Lincoln, and
measure of the issue thrust upon
us. Our statesmen ar" debauched:
the old parties are on their knees
before the money power, .John Sher
man adjutant of the republican
wing and John G. Carlisle adjutant
□f the democratic. Well might
President Lincoln -ay—"l feel
more anxious for th*- safety df my
country, than ever before."
Willi \m Foster, Jr.
Pmvidance, R. I
irr.W i KD: -Several trustworthy gentl men or In
*T die to travel in Washington for estahli* lied
reliable hou«e. Salary *7«0 and cv,*,.*,. Steady
position. Enclose referenceand sell addressed stamp
•pen»elop. The DomiuUn Company, Thiid Hoof
Omaha, Bldff , Chicnpo, 111 (1.1)
The Pawn one year for
60 pounds of wheal sacked
and delivered at our office*
Whoever controls the volume
of money in any country is ab
solute master of industry and
commerce.—Jas. A. Garfield
TN Government Should Own and Uperau
The Railroads and Telegraph Lines
Millions o f Dollars Could Bf
Saved Every Year to The
Arnrr wn People. By It.
This statement has about thf
(same effect on a so-called republi
can or demw rat that a red fag has
or a mad bull, yet every time one
of these pet railroads get into the
narrows, they rush it under the
protection of th* government and
give a lot of dead-beats a chance to
walk over the rights oi decent pec
pie. Then why is it that men
with good common sense on every
other question, when this question
[of government ownership come up
thej must call everybody that fa
vors the ownership of railroads and
telegraph, the same as the mails
arc now owned and operated, cranks
and fools?
In my judgment, the trouble ir
that they locate the fools in th*
wrong men
'Now iei us for a moment '.oitsid
er what it costs the United State*
to operate the telegraph Lines own
ed and operated b\ the Signal Serv
ice during the year 1890.
No of miles at end of yeai 1 .-JoT
Sea ( oast lines. till
Total No. of miles operated l,i)5N
Receipts for work a< gm
era men t '< lis #7,1 *7.21
lolls collected from e< u
necting lines and turned
over to the United States
Treasury f i 1 ,ttl2.Bfl
Total receipts for all
services, $J8,800,0N
There were received and sent
over 600,000 message- , apart from
bulletins, weather maps & etc.
Rate charged for sending a message
400 miles and over 20 cents oi
ten words
150 miles and under 400, 15 cent*
for ten words.
Under 150 miles. 10 cents for ten
Making the net receipts to the gov
ernment, after doing all the Signal
work, and defraying all the expen
ses of every kind. $7,187.24.
And yet, would-be statesmen
will have the in pudence to tell an
Continued on second page
NO. 16.

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