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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT,
TEN YEARS BEHIND Tb Pcoplo of Boston Just Finding Out That the Press it Controlled an Kd Ited in the Interest of riutracjr That a few populist papers are bad ly needed down in the eastern states is manifested in. various ways. Out here in Nebraska every populist knows that the great dailies are all published andx edited in the interests of money as represented by the great banks, trusts and tariff grafters. It is now ten years since these Wall street robbers bought up all the great agri cultural papers as well as most of the religious weeklies. The dailies and the Associated press were controlled by them before that time. The peo ple have been kept in ignorance by this means and but few of them know anything about the transactions of the treasury department or how the trusts have been organized. The following from the Springfield Republican's spe cial correspondent in Boston, is news ten years old to populists, but 'it has just now come to the knowledge of a few who reside in that politically be nighted region. This correspondent says: "A report here is traceable to busi ness circles in this city to the effect that great financial interests, like the Standaid Oil company, are buying up newspapers in different parts of the United States for the sake of keeping from the people such information as shall be unfavorable to the power of tie trusts and of presenting to the people, in addition to the news, such reading matter as will make them con tented with the administration of pub lie affairs which the trusts and com binations of capital may choose to give. Mention, is made of a recent conspicuous consolidation of newspa per interests as having been made in behalf of the Standard Oil company. It is certain that the power of money over the press seems to be increas ing, and instances are related here of a corporation which puts reading mat ter into the columns of the suburban press in such a way as to give a most favorable impression to the public of its unselfishness and its methods, this matter being paid for at advertising rates, though there is nothing in its appearance to show that it is not dif ferent from ordinary reading matter. It is not a week since I was told by a prominent official of the republi can state committee that the weekly press of Massachusetts, with due ex ceptions, of course, was frightfully venal. This information about the above-named corporation comes from a source which is positively entitled to credit, though in the nature of the case, it is not advisable to come any closer to names. "Comment upon the alleged great newspaper trust, whereby the finan cial interests are trying to control the publication of the news in order to hold the people in ignorance of what the combinations of capital are doing, is to the effect that it is right in line with what is done by strong people in power now when they have oppor tunity; that railroads never give out. anything they do not choose to; that committees of investigation in con gress and elsewhere befog the public as they please, and that even the gov ernment itself, when it suits its pur pose and without necessity on the part of the situation to demand it, de clares a censorship of the news in or der that the people may be kept in ignorance by the world-managers who like to do as they please, make the public their servants and keep them in the dark." ' The Dead Past How the dead past and superstition Tule the world is well exemplified in the following letter from the brother DEAFNESS CANNOT BE CURED by local applications as they cannot reach the diseased portion of the ear. There is only one way to cure deaf ness, and that is by constitutional remedies. Deafness is caused by an Inflamed condition of the mucous lin ing of the Eustachian Tube. When this tube is inflamed you have a rum bling sound or 'mperfect hearing, and when it is entirely closed. Deafness is the result, and unless the inflammation can be taken out and this tube restored to its normal condition, hearing will be destroyed forever; nine casf-s out of ton aie caused by Catarrh, which is nothing but an inflamed condition of the mucous surfaces. We will give One Hundred Do'lnrs for any case of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for cir culars, free. F. J. CHENEY & Co., Toledo, O. Sold by Druggists, 75c. Hall's Family Pills are the best of one of the most ardent populists in Nebraska. The gospel of "keep on let ting well enough aloae" has charmed Mr. Whitford into believing that the party that freed the black man can never do wrong through all eternity. He forgets that many of those who bbre arms in defense of slavery are now high in the councils of the repub lican party. He forgets that the home stead law was accompanied by the most gigantic land subsidies to railroad cor porations which the world ever saw, and that by alternating the sections given to the railroads with those given to the homesteaders, the settlement on homesteads enormously increased the value of the land held by the roads. With all due respect to Mr. Whitford, the "onward and upward" movement of his party into "the realm of peace and plenty" has been for the favored few and not the many. But let him have his say: Editor Independent: Yours contain ing five mailing cards received. Excuse me from distributing populistic litera ture, as I have been a republican since William Henry Harrison's whig doc trine metamorphosed into the political party which has placed us where we are today, the richest and best gov erned nation in the world. I shall never denounce the administration that freed the slaves, gave us our homestead laws, irrigation and every other meas ure that has been conducive to the rapid growth and immeasurable pros perity of this grand old republic. Not withstanding my affectionate, but po litical erring brother, of Arlington, Neb., had your paper sent me, I am not ready to sever my political affilia tion with the administration that has tided me onward and upward into the realms of peace and plenty. The pop ulist party non-est except in Nebraska, and it is waning there. Here they are after each other's scalps, divided into several mercenary factions all after offices and spoils. Non deplumed anti trust populists and fusionists; Heinzia and Clark, democrats. Yes, and labor party. On account of which the sensi ble republicans expect to carry the state next Tuesday. Love to my brother, C. A. O. B. WHITFORD. Butte, Mont, Oct. 31. A Trust Cure This, in theory, is a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. The unit of political power is a free man. All political units are equals before the law. If one citizen assaults or robs an other the law affords a civil and crim inal remedy. If a hundred or a thousand join in the assault or robbery the injured party may bring them all before the court as principals. If such wrong be perpetrated by a vast number organized as a party or trust the injured party should not be deprived of any legal remedy on ac count of name or number. All who participate in sharing the plunder should be held to answer to the injured party as principals. To forestall the market is a species of robbery or theft and from time im memorial has been regarded as a common law crime. Those who commit crime axe crim inals. Organized trusts are boldly and boastfully forestalling the market at their immense profit and to the injury of the people along every line of pro duction, transportation, distribution, markets and consumption. The various trusts work together as one man against the people; they pro fess the same creed, all vote the same ticket and while absorbing the wealth of the world they all stand pat and say "let well enough alone." If their combined operations should only succeed in wrongfully getting a penny a day from each of our eighty millions of sufferers the trusts would dailv reap, where they have not sown, $800,000 or $4,800,000 a week, and $240,000,000 a year of 300 days. The trusts are apparently prosper ous. All outside of the trusts agree that the trusts are wrongfully appropriat ing property to their own use that don't belong to them. All suggested remedies have failed. The immense wealth and apparently exalted respectability of the wrong doers have, by common consent, lifted them beyond the reach of common citi- HEADACHE i At all drug stores. 25 Doses 2 So. zens, courts and juries. Whenever a trust, In the course of its . business, wrongfully takes any thing of value from a citizen permit the injured party to sue the wrong-doer in the local nisi prius court and recover both compensatory and punitive dam ages if the facts and the law warrant it. Permit the injured party to not only sue the trust, but also made dis covered individual stockholders there of parties defendant. If justice demands it hold all stock holders in such a trust individually responsible to the injured party. If a trust be good there will be no ill-gotten gains for stockholders to ac count for. If the trust be bad a judicial Investi gation will disclose the fact; and if it be made to appear to the satisfaction of the jury that such trust was organ ized and operated to forestall the mar ket and plunder under color of law then further make it the duty of the court upon such finding to promptly place such bad trust in the hands of a receiver with Instructions to utilize its assets in righting the wrongs in flicted upon its victims. The stocks of bad trusts would soon begin to tumble for the proverbial timidity of capital would then cause it flee from bad trusts like rats from a sinking ship. ALLEN SMALLEY. Upper Sandusky, O. The Aristocracy Editor Independent: The aristoc racy have always managed to make the laws to greatly favor the rich, and thereby make hard times for the labor ing classes. They are still inventing new schemes to Enrich themselves off hone it industry. ' It seems that many newspapers are subsidized to deceive the voters to vote themselves into a cruel financial slavery that has al ways favored the1 desire of the greedy aristocracy. The tillers of the soil, as well as all workers, have been kept at hard work to obtain the necessaries of life, consequently having little or no time allowed them to investigate the cause of their hard lot; they have simply trusted to the honor of their representatives to make just laws to govern all classes. Mark the result of the misplaced confidence the pro ducing classes have received of their law-makers, especially since the civil war. As proof that the producing classes have been robbed of the largest share of their earnings during the last 45 years, a simple statement of facts will fully illustrate the cause of the small holdings of the workers, viz.: over four thousand millionaires have sprung up within a few years, likewise thousands upon thousands of rich men have got ten their wealth without . honestly earning it (as all wealth comes through labor.) Whence come those collosal fortunes if they were not tak en from the toilers, without due com pensation? and who but the party in power is directly responsible for this gigantic robbery? President, A. Lin coln warned congress against favor ing capital more than labor, for, said he, capital was first earned by labor, therefore labor should have the great est consideration. But it seems, congress was mainly composed of selfish men, therefore, A. Lincoln's good advice was unheeded. Then the subsidized press has all along been teaching . fallacious doc trines on finance on purpose, it seems, to mislead the common people on money matters. The schemers wish to perpetuate the ignorance of the workers, for they have learned the ignorant can be cheated with impunity. It is evident that the unlawful use of the schem ers' money has been the main cause of the working man's poverty. Had all the voters in our country been cor rectly informed on the true science of money, they surely would not have voted themselves into a cruel financial slavery as they have been doing up to the persent time. Negro slavery under the overseer's lash has been so truly copied by the schemers finan cial slave-holders that in effect the two systems are. twin brothers both systems stand for robbing the labor ers that the aristocracy may live lux uriantly off the earnings of the cheated toilers. As the history of the world shows plainly that the real producers of wealth are those who personally toil to produce the livelihood of all classes of the human family, therefore the producers ought to possess the largest share of their earnings. But the statistical condition of the people show that a very small part of the earnings of the workers are found in their hands. To get justice the producers must put on their thinking caps and find out the cause of their poverty. After the workers discover where their earn ings have gone, they will see the nec essity of striking at the ballot box by voting for justice, regardless of ... . W.' rv 11.' Il l Salem, Ore. Very Sensfble Mrs. Eddie has issued a decree to her followers, that will have a ten dency to allay the bitterness that was arising all over the country. She says: .. "Until the public thought becomes better acquainted with Christian sci ence, the scientists shall decline to doctor infectious or contagious dis eases." . This Is a fortunate and happy con cession to that great, preponderant body of people who have not the felic ity of, holding the Christian science view regarding bodily disease. It is to, be hoped, too, that the decree, will never be rescinded so long as the most of us fail to be convinced that Chris tian science doctrines are the divine embodiment of ultimate truth. So long, " in practice ,as the 'healers," big and little, keep clear of diphtheria, small pox and all infectious and contagious diseases, Christian scientists and anti Christian scientists should be able to live in the same community and main tain their mutual' respect for each oth er, and exercise toleration for mere religious differences. Attorney E. W. Simeral, in an in terview with the Omaha World-Herald, avers that he was not the tale-bearer who made public the famous Baldwin statement that "we are not bothering about the governorship any more," But Mr.-Simeral carefully avoids say ing that Baldwin did not say It SPECIAL MARKET LETTER FROM NYE & BUCHANAN CO., LIVE STOCK COMMISSION MER- CHANTS. SO. OMAHA, NEB. 1 ; Three days of this week have brought only moderate receipts of cat tle, yet market has been slow and bare ly steady on best. Short fed corn cat tle are being hammered unmercifully. We quote cornfed beef $3.50 to $5.50, with choice at $6.00; high grade year lings $4.50 to $4.75, good fair feeders $3.40 to $3.C0, common $2.50 to $3.30, choice fat cows $3.00 to $3.50, good $2.50 to $3.00, canners $1.50 to $2.50, veal $4.00 to $5.00, bulls $1.75 to $3.50; good steer stock calves $4.00 to $4.25, heifers $2.50 to $3.00. "' Hog receipts moderate. The market is 25 to 30c lower for three days, but Omaha was the highest hog market on the river ' Monday. Range $5.90 to $6.10. - Receipts of sheep falling off. Mar ket is up today to about best time of list week. Feeders in good demand. Fed. Feeders. Lambs $4.75-$5.00 $3.50-$3.80 Yearlings .' 3.65- 4.00 3.00- 3.25 Wethers 3.25- 3.50 2.90- 3.10 Ewes 2.70- 3.25 1.00- 2.00 STOCK FARM FOR SALE The MIDDLE LOUP STOCK FARM 920 acres of the choic est land in the Middle Loup Valley, of which 150 acres is under cultivation, 80 acres in alfalfa, 100 acres choice hay meadow, 25 acres orchard, all young trees just beginning to bear and not a tree missing, 565 acres in pasture and correls, frame house, barn3, granaries, corn cribs, hog houses, etc. Switch and stock yards in center of farm. Seven miles from county seat. Price $35 per acre, one-third or more down. Address W. R. MELLOR, Loup City, Neb. HOMESEEKERS' EXCURSIONS TO Arkansas, Oklahoma, Indian Terri tory, Texas, and many points in Lou Islaaa, Arlzoaa and New Mexico on October 21, November 4 and 18, De cember 2 and 16. Rate one fare plus $2 for the round trip. Arkansas is the finest fruit country in the world and is productive of cotton, corn," coal, min erals, grazing and the land is still ridiculously cheap. For descriptive pamphlets, folders, etc., call or apply at City Ticket Office, 1039 O st. F. D. CORNELL, P. & T. A.