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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT
3 all hare their names on the library index cards of the Vanguard of Pop ulism and the Old Guard of Populism. Remember tho convention at Spring field, 111., July 4, 1904, Old Guards and Vanguards. Let us be there with our banners flying. Send me the names and addresses of your national com mitteemen, of your slate chairman and secretary," of your county chair man and secretary. Stee that a call is made "for state convention, for your county convention, Sbee that Old Guards and Vanguards are on duty. CHARLES Q. DC FRANCE. Lincoln, Nob. - oooooooooooooooooooooooooo MARCH 3, 1904. o o o o o o 0 o o o o o o LINCOLN, ...NEBR... The Politics of A6ney . . . BY . . Alexander Del Mar. Editor Independent: The Silver Question was never a matter of prin ciple, but simply a question of policy. The important issue was not the ma terial of money, but the quantity of it; essentially its Control. When sil ver was demonetized many of the sil ver miners turned gold miners; and while this movement reduced the out put of silver, it correspondingly in creased that of gold. Now that two general elections have definitively set tled the preference of the people for gold dollars in preference to silver ones, is it not high time to abandon an obsolete demand for silver dollars and revert ro the principle at bottom of the Silver Question? That princi ple is monetary Control: the resump tion of j the State Prerogative of Mon ey; a . prerogative which in all ages has been regarded as essential both to the preservation of national au tonomy and the equitable division ot Industrial profit. When money is issued and injected Into the circulation, not by volition of the Sovereign Power, but at the pleasure of private parties, it ceases to be National and becomes individ ual money. In its bearing upon this principle, it makes no dilference whether such money is made of gold, silver, copper, or paper. The value of money is not derived from the ma terial of which it is made, but the quantity of it which is offered and ac cepted for commodities; la brief, mon ey is a public measure, mensura pub lica; its essence, like that ol all other measures, is Limitation; and the gov ernment which resigns the control of such limitation to private caprice, or to the requirements of. what is euphemistically termed "commerce," hut which Is really the Stork Ex change, Is playing into'the hands of usurers and surrendering to their avid ltv the entire profits of industry siirh la toda" the character of the monetary system of all the principal States of Europe and America. These States are filled with energetic and Industrious inhabitants, who toil in cessantly, but only to tuild up in the rrA aristocracies of wealth, out of which republics can never emerge ex cept through the sanguinary gates cf revolution, and into wnich the. exist ing republics must fall and become absorbed. The basic cause of this de plorable tendency, is the Law of Money; and until this is changed and changed understanding and perma nently, there can be no mitigation of ihe conditions which continually en- richen the rich and impoverish the poor. Ail other proposed refoims are merest palliatives: a proof of which is that their - recommendation meets with no heated opposition; while, on the contrary, the moment it is pio nosed to vemove the issuance ot mon ey from the. hands of individuals and restore it to the State, to v'noin if rightfully belongs and from whom it was filched by subterfuge and Intrigue, from that moment there always com mences an acrimonious 'ontest It is Capital and Industry at war; it is the Past Ktru.xsling with the Present; the coffined dead intruding themselves in to the homes of the living. In England, down to Ihe year 1CC6 the issuance of money was a yrtroa tive of Stale, (viae me aceibion in the preat Mixt Moneys case of 1604 This nrerogJitlve was derived from the Roman Empire, from which grea commonwealth of antiquity Jt may be traced backward to the remotest tunes. It was not only a Prerogative of State historically, it waa alro Prerogative or Ktnip essemnny am: n-neftarlly and as su-h it was uphek by the Ilench. not only in Great ltritain. but In nil other -Kuiopran countries. (lUidelius: uc Monet Is R Numeria.) tt lu lb'-ti u w.m btthid Hw.iy by Chulfs II. for i pension to his wltrerf, narb.ua Vil Jiors, Prom that tim to the privet) k las rmiined in tho hand of the avid tlaw who eecuroJ It and who claim to represent tr cvaumcrtla intt-rcU, but who r tally represent ik) Interests mentis,! to comnncp unly the interest of Usury, and the tnftchlnrrvttio Stock Csih.irj; by wl.hh such I'jury U Aujtmcntf J at tho exptniM) of Indi'stry. To call tho money thiu Uaued, by tho natuo c Slock KichjCLW mouey U therefore to give it a convenient and eminently appropriate designation. Again we assert, it makes no dif ference in this connection whether money Is made of gold, silver, copper, or paper; -But in order that no mis take may be made in the matter, we shall refer in this paper only to gold coins and bank-notes, leaving all other forms or kinds of money entirely out of view. What Is objected to, what demands to be altered and reformed, is: First, the issuance of gold coins gratuitously minted by the govern ment on Individual account, under the so-called "free coinage law," by which all freedom cf Issuance is really taken r o m the government and con erred upon private Individuals; sec ond, the issuance on Individual ac count of bank-notes, which are talse- y and deceptively stamped "Na tional." It is not designed to alter the coins; It Is not proposed to lessen their weight or fineness; neither is it desired to deprive the banks of the privilege to issue circulating notes, or to lessen the amount at issue; but simply to restore to the government ts Control over the entire volume of Money, a sovereign prerogative, with out the potential control of which popular governments must unavoid ably become agencies for transferring the profits of industry to the strc-Dg boxes of an Oligarchy; and thus eventually become the instruments ol their own destruction. In all ages the people have been tricked with false names, instead of real things or actions. The so-called free, coinage law" of Charles II. tricked our legislators into its adop tion in the Mint Code of the United States. The banks tricked the, gov ernment into lending Its Indorsement to their notes by falsely calling them selves "national;" whereas they are merely private institutions, whose profits go into the pockets of their share-holders. Money, consisting of, or based upon, gold coins, minted gratuitously and for tha account and upon the demand of Individuals, is falsely and deceptively called Uni versal Money. Money of the World, the Money of Commerce etc.; whereas-it is essentially Stock Exchange Money, its chief employment being in the purchase and sale of "securities" on the Stock and Produce Exchanges. The fact that it has a different pur chasing power in every country of the world, while it demolishes its false claim to universality, gives rise to that fictitious and Useless sort of com merce which consists of carrying merchandise up and down the earth, merely to follow the movements of gold, and profit by the tidal wave in prices which such movements create. Not Universal, not National money, not the Money of Commerce, but the Money of the Stock Exchange, is its true name; and in the Politics of Money (not in its History, or its Principles,) should this descriptive and significant name always be re tained. Call a spade a spade and call money issued for account and upon the demand of -Individuals and used chiefly in Stock Exchange trans actions, by the name of Stock Ex change Money and we shall all know what we are talking about. Now that preparations are beiug made to assemble Nominating Oo ventions for the Presidency, we would suggest that both of the great rival paitics should adopt tho fundamental principle already laid down bf the Populists and demand that the Issu ane of all money shall henceforth be subject to It-gal control. Among the great "public utilities" which most men admit should bo so contr6I!ed, money la by far tho greatest. The party. whhh demands that the Gov eminent shall houceforlh Control the Issues of money (even should they consist of nought but gold coins ami Lauk-uotea payable In gold coins) wil dihrvf w!l of lh Couiilly. The paity whiih Iriore or npgkclii thl fundamental ana now most prcK&ing reform, will stamp ltlf with tho brand of dishonor and the suspicion oi (ream m. ALEXANDER DEL MA It, Formerly of the United State Moae " tary Coramifwioa. New York, N. Y. s o o o o o o o o o Our New Spring Catalogue for 1904 , j ' Ii now in course of preparation and will be ready for delivery within a few weeks. A comprehen sive resume of all the new novelties profusely il lustrated and with a quotation of lower prices than can be equalled by any other house in the United States, Our catalog motto: " Lower Prices for Same Quality Than Elsewhere' will be more than evidenced this season. Send us your name and address and we will mail you a copy as soon as published." .OOO'O 000000000000000000000 1 1 Ml are as eternal as me nins ana can rever die. Enroll my. name upon the banner of freedom, for I should prefer to be in the minority battling for jus tice and human rights than rolling in power and opulence and plunderand still "stand pat." Had we never fused with any party, but held our immac ulate banner on high, we snould have been educating the people all the while, and by and by they should necessarily come to us, their only re lief. Fusion has crippled us, but per haps by penitence and hones ty-and the relegation to the rear of those who are populists for office only we may again win the peoples favor. Mr. Ol'e Johnson of Hooper, Neb., had a car of cattle Into Nye & Buch anan Co., of South Omaha, Neb., on Wednesday's market of last week. Although, it was the worst market there has been for some years, Mr. Johnson was so well pleased with the way the j shipment was handled and the prices obtained, that he takes spe cial pains to write the firm thanking them for their good work. DEL MAR'S WORKS. Ancient Britain, f2: Middle Ages $3; Augustus iwsnr.JS: nist.ofMoncy.Ao elentBtates,3;Hl8t. of Money, Modern Rates. 82; lilatory ol Money, Ainer lea. M.50: Science ol money, Jfl; Mone tarv crimes. 75c.: Venus dl MUo. f0c; ' History of Precious Metals, 83; Kiue paper, best cloth bindings, hanastitcneu. i in CAMBRIDOH PKE5S, Box 160 AtadUon P. O..Mw York square WHAT to READ on SOCIALISM A honk of Mi if T-fllx Jar (re Daires. aeBcnoiutr vuu bih- rfurd work on nocialinm In guch a war that the student can readilyjutlKe what Is to be learned from each. An tral Thing in HoeialiHtn," adds to tho Talus of the book for new convert or Inquirer. Handsomely printed on Unit book paper with portrait of Marx, Ktii-Alu I.iAhlcnecht. Vanderveldo. Carpenter. Whit man. Blatchford. Simona and other writers. Hailed Tor only ONE ukjit a copyt -" nnnurwi. HARLW II KKRK A CO.. Pub... M Fifth A.. CHlCAOft. mm WITH SOOTHING, BALMY OILS Cancer. Tumor. Catarrh, rites. Fistula, Ulcers, Eczema and all Skin and Womb Diseases. Writ for Illustrated Uook. Sent free, Address DR. BYE. Jf.Kansas City, Ma Cancers Cu red Why suffer rain and death from cancer? Dr. T. O'Connor cures cancers, tumors and wens; no knife, blood or plaster. Address 1300 O Bt. Lincoln, Nebraska. HEMP BINDER TWINE 3 Thoi. Av Iktrutho, Wood Hler, Neb.: aru an Old HiuiJ because I hellav tho pritulpk of ropullBm America Hemp Uindet Twine guar an teed m 1 1 dew instci ra hopp ei and water proof. N eiperlm.nl. fUttrthan Mlss.1 ortnlra. Ievri bu.arl thousand iiwntU us4 InN.b vn tan tumi, writ llnlnftr A Batoall It. OMaka tt tloii tr. Lamb & tVurtbnrf Attorney! IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF LANCASTER COUNTY, NEBRASKA In the Mutterof the Application of James R. Frnzer, Administrator De Uonw Nonoftne Estate of James II. Clsney, deceased, for leave to sell Real Estate to pay debts. It anppArlne from the petition of James R. Fra or Administrator Do Honig Non ot tho estate of James II. Cisney, deceased, filed in this court and presented to mo, the whole amount of per- sonul cs ate that came into the iunds of said es- tntewasin the sum of J176U0; that the same was wholly expended in the payment of debts of snid estate by bis predecessor; That there ere now outstanding ana allowed claims airainui said defendant's estate In the sum ot (3760.68 re maining due and wholly unpaid, as well as tue costs and expense of making final settlement of said estate; that said deceased died seized in tee simple of the following described real estate sit uated in the county or Lancaster in the state or Nebraska, to-wlt; Lots 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12, in lll.nl, 1 In ll.iui,n'a AH.MH.m' I nta i ami 5, in Hlock 1, Kinney's O Htrect Addition; Lot 1, iu lilock 3 in Houiz & Paid win's Addition ana Lot 11 in Block Sin Orchard's Subdivision, all in the city of Lincoln in said county, which real estate is liable to be told for the payment of the debts ot satd estate and costs; That certified copies of the appointment or said administrator and of his bond have been filed with said petition in this court; and tt ap-, nearing that it is necessary to sell the said real estate, or so much thereof as may be suflir'cnt or the navment ol such debts: tnereupon h .... ordered thatni: persons Interested in said estate appear before the undersigned Albert J. Cornish, Judge of said District court of Lancaster county, Nebraska, at my chambers in tne court nouse in the citv of Lincoln in said county, on the 'IfAh day of'March, 11)04, at 10 oclock a. in,, to show cause whv a license should not be grunted to said administrator to sell so much of said real estute as shall be necessary to pay such iebts. It Is iurther ordered that a copy or ttils ontor shall be pn llahed four successive wfceksinthe NeDrasicttinnepenaeni.a weemy newspaper pun lblied in said county, according to law. t; Dated February 11, VM. , AL1SERT J CORNISH, . ' District Judge. gam'l B. Hams, Attorney In the District Court of Lancaster county. Ne braska, in the matter ol the estate or Cathe rine Clark, deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATOR'S SALE. Notice is hereby given that In pursuance of an order and license ot lion, fcdward f. Holmes, Judge of the District court of Lancaster ty Nebraska, mane ana issuca on tne nrsc dav of February. A. v. liHM, for- the sale ef the real estate described as lot nine (9) in block twentv-thrce (23) in South Lincoln, Lancaster county, Nebraska, there will be sold at the east door of the court uui.ro in Lincoln, Lancaster county, Nebraska, on the 8th day of March A. p.. P.KH, at 2 o'clock p. m. of said day at public ven due the real estate deibed as lot nine (9) in block twentv-tlireo ('23', In South Lincoln, Lan caster county, Nebraska, according to the re corded plat thereof being an addition to tho city of Lincoln Lancaster county, Nebraska, said sale to bo on tho following terms tovit:to the highest bidder lor cash subject to all UcUb a&il Incumbrance Said Kale will remain open one hour. Pitted February liitli, IWi P. JAMKSCOflORAVE, Administrator of the estate ot Catherine Clark, deceased. The Wabash Railroad, St. Loub The only lino with Us own station at main entrance of World's fair grounds. Spw'al rates south on the first and third Tuesday each month. Tho Wabash runs on its own rails from Omaha, Knnfraa City, Dps Molncs, Council Bluffs, St. I)uia and Chicago to DHrolt. Toledo, Niagara Tall aud llufTalo with through connccUout b yond. All assents can route yem rla tha Wa bash U. H. For dcvrriptlTe World'! Fair matter end all other informatloa addresn, HAUIIY Ii. MOOKEd. 0. A. V, D., Omaha, Neb. a A. Houston, Pickaway, W. Va.i "I forward ray came for enrollment Let uj prtm our flag to the float, landing firmly and unequivocally t the prlaclton of iorulbnj."