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May 2V 1600.
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT
Von nn-er find out the goodness of things and the good
lit of j.archaMug places if vouVl never gone about and
rxamiu"!. You n-ad onr ad in the Independent and
you rt'fud to it. hat tlieiW many of 3-011 who do not
cme h-re iWaiw- vou do not know of "the gooTiie!s of
otir goo! It ha bwn a nhort time onlvsincewe opened
uj a department for Isttlif Shot. Ve advertised, it
i--d many of you came h-re; 'twas a new idea to read
aUtut W-- in "The Nebraska" but the
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Mention the Nebrsika Independent When Writing
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J. H. STUCKEY,
AT ijj O STREET.
I niw j.;-p:ir-i ( furni-b
Itr V :;i:i fr lim. Sm ki.1,
tie. nt v. vvbolt--tl- rat-.
mnrroK j. l. mckek.
Cit li!u-k. Cor. 11th and N Sis.,
Ore of th- r,Mt-?-i znd ciot rt liable
Uia of 'dilzzz diaT'of tbe
iri!rr.il orptss. i dsilv treating
tLe jnot .-.-v-r chronic -a--s. and
by Lis si-Yt.--i.:2 taf-tbod ha. gained
ti oc .BLdtwt of jh public. Send
l.irn a two-cine? vial of morning
ti::r.v by fxiTtss fuot by iiiail).
cl .tirp j.a;d with full nacae and
a' aiid vu au Lve tbe secessary
ii.dk-ine M-tit vou, with a desNrrir
vour dw-SM: cbari mod
urer XLnrry-Dve years
6HIPPTD rnOMPTLT. CATALOG
niEil liKES WAX WANTED.
13 Barred Fljo:i1ii Beck Eggs, SI
litZSTER SUPPLY CO.,
D;t. 0 LINCOLN, KEBH.
Vomers who have traded here, and j the railroads, telegraphs and tele
id coodnefr in thU department, have 1 phones-
menV department is beyond
in the wet. We want vou
and hah fx pints in Omaha,
the wav of oomincr here when
for vour xnonev.
CONTEMPT OF COURT
Tt u prm Court Has Issued an Order
C itiasOfw Ilotewilfr to Appearand
klww ( amf hy lie ibauld uot
rollowin; i tLe court's order, which
i Kt-rt 10 the shsrifi of Douglas
co amy for :-ervfce: J
In th fuprfnie court of the state I
of Nebraska: State of Nebraska. Plain-)
tiff, a calx-; Kd-ard Rosewater and the
B-- IJ'ul:;n5 ronjpany, (a corpora-j
ties. Pcfrudants. Order to s low j
cauf : 2ov. upon prewntaaon to thej
fourt of the information of Constan-j
tine J. Smyth, as attorcej' general of'
th ttate of Nebraska, wherein the said
iM ard Kocwater and the Bee Pub-;
lishiiig company, a corporation,
e harmed with fairly, unlawfully.
fully, ma!i iously and contemptuously i
im!ns to 1 printed and published.,! Here is a winning issue for the de
and priat'.ns and publishing certain j mocracy. Here is a live policy for the
fecadaJo js. tlffamatory and malicious j party to adopt in place of the dead and
faltf-buods of and concerning e su- j decaying policies foisted upon it by
.'rer.t court of the state of Nebraska,! leaders who are afraid to open their
a:;-: certain of the- judges thereof for j eyes in daylight without goggles.
it- I'lrpoe and with the Intent, mali-j Let the next democratic national
t iou:l to sully the honor and impair ; convention demand the immediate ac
the efficiency of said court, and cause j auisition of the telegraphs and tele-
it to be brought Into public scandal, dis-1
re pute an: odium and to influence un-1 railroads as fast as the national trans
dulr and obstruct the proceedings and I portation system can be organized,
hinder due administration of justice in i For the telegraphs and telephones no
th- cuf of the state of Nebraska on i delay for organization -will be needed,
ib- relation of Constantine J. Smyth, ; The work will already have been ac
ai. attorney general, against Frank A. comnlished by the gigantic irust just
Kennedy et al.. defendants, now and
at the tin;-s named in said information j
jx edis in the said court, and upon1
c.atiieration thereof it is by the court
ordered that said nformation be filed;
and cause docketed in the name of the
fctMe of Nebraska against Edward
Kosewjtter and the Bee Publishing!
company, a corporation, be and such is:
hert-by ordered and directed to appear ,
in the said supreme court on Tuesday,
rhe Lit day of June. 1S0O, at 9 o'clock!
c... then and there to show cause,
any taey nave, wny -ney snouia noi ,
be cuiiifchfd for coatempt of this court.
1 1 Sf rvlc of a copy of this order to be
made by the sheriff of Douglas county
cn czch ot taid defendants.
T. L. NORVAL.
The Bee nas published a series of
editorials of the most defamatory ar
ticles concerning tne juoges oi me su
! ;jreme court which nave ever appeared i
I in print. The editor of the Grand Is-
I laud Journal has been indulging
i thf &ane sort of business and he
j also cited to appear . When we remem
I ber how the populists were denounced
! because they dissented from the opin
1 ion of the U -S. supreme court in the
case of the income tax. tfce action or
tbe two republican editors show how
sine re they were when they pretended
that tr y had so great veneration for
tad Contkoc the
minds of others;
ma k prople lore
nbdc'bcy j ou : gain
: ,1-4 . f- ma ke tun by th
" ' fSTlSHf bour. Please th
oid ardthe youni
, C ore a bd1 baa habits, trery known
. 4ctr, ti-orturl.ijr laairht by mail. LarKe il)u--I
J r ti -mu b4 foil particular? forc to nav
j jiari. Adrtrn all order to Prof. C. E. Wil
j a. Ifcx '.'IX L.iucuin. Neb.
p....... I lin TIMBfinO
' wAllutllU AfiU I UlYI LIKo..
rel at llomr. Tti only Iai n Iru 1'eruia
Kbeut urr a pi Uitir to iiitell:reaee. En
dord by a lUousnd pbysiriar. t-end fic
t ijt illu,U book. Kefereace of
-ur: J. it (.ibb. Hit lie Creek. Ntb ; F. H.
Trt tiride. Neiieb. Neb.: Mr. L. E. 3bcock,
Nei;-U- Neo. lr. Ju. !. Ilarri. tfJ& Kern
: rr J-ae- Cjnetr.nati. Ohio. Mention this pa
lr. Hitliut. a
5tyl. Also Sections, Veils, Smok
f rs, liccey Knives. Hire Tools, Alsike
and Sweet Clover Seed, Books on Bee
Culture, Etc. Address
FA CVCI 1 MILLEDGEVILLE.
A al. -.-- Carroll co.. iu
Our prices are right; our workhe besL
ICO O etreet Over Famous. Lincoln, " '
The Populists Demand Gain Adherent
-Among all Classen of the People
The growth of populist principles is
phenomenal. Men in every station of
life are begining to advocate them. . Un
til of late but feeble support has been
given by the daily press, but as time
passes one great daily after another
falls into line. The New York Journal,
far and away the greatest daily pub
lished in this or any other country in
the extent of its circulation and the
ability of its writers, is an out and
out advocate of the whole populist
platform. The following is what it
says about the public ownership of
it is orten sam tnat tne pudiic owner-
ship and management of railroads
would be impracticable in this country,
because men of sufficient ability to
carry on the business could not or
would not be secured by the govern
ment. Well, let us suppose a case.
Suppose the railroad system of the
United States were a national affair,
as the postal system is now. Suppose
the head of the department of railroads
.prp a rahinpt officer, as the Dost-
master-genoral is today. Suppose there j
were a vacancy in that office, and the
president were looking for a man to
11 it. Suppose he. went to Yale and
picked out a young man just graduated
at the age of twenty-one and entireljr
without anyecord of personal achieve
ments to distinguish him from any
other youth of his age. What would,
the country say?
That is the .way in which the plan
of private ownership works. Mr. Al
fred Gwynne Vanderbilt, Yale, '99, is
to be the ruler of a railroad system
greater than that of France. He is to
be put above the venerable Senator
Depew and all the other able men who
have spent their lives in the study and
practical application of the science and
j art of transportation.
If private railroads are well man
I aged, as most of them are, it is be
j cause they are operated by skillful
hired superintendents, such as the gov
ernment could easily employ, and does
now employ in its postal service. The
owners of the stock are simply enor
mously expensive superintendents.
Young Mr. Vanderbilt doubtless de
serves any reasonable amount of good
fortune, but it is hard to see what
service he can render to the American
transportation system commensurate
with the share of its earnings that will
be handled over bv him.
phones by the government, and of the
forming. For each branch of the bus
iness it is practically complete now.
The Western Union Telegraph Com
pany and the Beil Telephone Company
are monopolies each almost as com
plete in its own sphere as the post
office. When they are combined noth-
ing wni be left lor the government but J
to take possession. If the democracy
wm accomplish that it will have done
a piece of constructive work that wiu
show the country that it is not merely
a party of fault-finding and obstruction,
Dut one tnat can lead tne way to pro-
For the year ending March 31, 1900,
the total estimated revenues of Prussia
amounted to $5S1,5S1,S37, of which
$321,490,629 tame from the state rail
ways. The net profits of the railways
were $132,752,352. The total amount
raised by direct taxation was 45,782,-
950, and by indirect taxation$19,721,-
The interest on the entire public
includine all the money raised for
the purchase of railroads and P6r every
, - jrv
is'nfhpr tmrnose. was S56.921.311. Thus
the profits on the government railroads
paid the interest on the debt, balanced
the whole amount raised by taxation,
direct and indirect, and left $10,326,841
over, which is more than three times
the cost of supporting the King (Prus
sian Kings being much cheaper than
our kings of finance).
! Prussia, has 30,368 miles of govern
- ment railroads and 2,498 miles belong-
uvmrnTiPif i ing to Prlvate owners. It Is the policy
, HTi NUIIoni i ot the government to acquire the few
Leara to hypnotize i remaining private lines as rapidly as
In 1S89 42 companies operated 76.4
per cent of the trunk line mileage of
Russia. In 1899 there were only 9 com
panies, operating 40 per cent, while
the government operated 60 per cent,
or 16,414 miles. The Russian state rail
roads, formerly run at a loss, now
bring in a profit, notwithstanding the !
fact that the government has built so j
many lines for military purposes, with- j
out regard to commercial considera
In Austria proper the government
owns and operates 4,700 miles of rail
road and operates 1,260 miles more be
longing to private companies. Lines
owned and operated by corporations
amount to 4.862 miles. In Hungary
the government operates 4.876 miles of
its own and ,439 miles belonging to
companies, against 1,822 miles owned
and operated by corporations.
In France most of the railroads are
run by strictly regulated corporations.
but all of them, by the terms of their
charters, will become the property of
the nation between 1950 and 1960.
In Italy the government owns 5.60S
miles of railroad and private com
panies 3,681. The state railroads are
operated by corporations under con
tracts which may be termintaed in
In Belgium 2,069 miles of railroad
are operated by the state and 798 miles
In the Netherlands there are 961
miles of private railroads.
In Switzerland the voters have de
cided by the referendum to acquire the
entire railroad system of the country.
In Sweden the government owns
2.2S3 miles of railroads and corpora
tions 4.067 miles. In Norway the pro
portions are 1J.20 miles of public to
93 miles of private road,
In Portugal" there are 507 miles of
government railroad and 957 belong
ing to companies.
In Denmark the government owns
1,108 miles and the corporations 460.
England has private railroads, but
her - colonies - .and dependencies have
gone in for public ownership.
In India only, 3,690 miles out of 22,
491 belong to private companies, al
though they operate nearly NI2,000 miles
belonging to the"' government or the na
In every colony of Australasia the
government owns all or most of the
railroads. In New South Wales it
owns the strrot car lines as well.
In Cape Colony the government owns
2,348 miles of railroad against 350
miles in private hands.
In Natal the government owns all
the railroads. -
In Egypt it owns all but 72 miles
out of 1,166. : -
In Japan, Chile. Argentina and Bra
zil the railroad systems are dividea
between public and private ownerships.
We have very little company in our
policy of exclusive private control
over our means of transportation.
About the only countries that go witn
us on that line are England and Spain.
But when we come to telegraphs we
are more lonesome yet. tngland. ana j
Spain have their postal telegraph sys
terns. So does every country in Eu
rope, every country in Asia of any im
portance, every colony -of note in Af-
every colony m Australasia, ana
the principal republics oi America.
We loom up in solitary grandeur as oie
onlv great country in the world that
permits a part of its postal system to
remain in private - hands. And even
we are operating railroads and tele
graphs with success in the Philippines
and telegraphs in Porto Rico, although
we cannot give our own people ihe ben
efits enjoyed by our "subjects."
In other countries cities poorer than
ours own their own street car lines,
gas works and electric light plants.
It is estimated that one year's sales
of ice in New Yorii at a reasonable
price would pay the whole cost of a mu
nicipal ice plant and leave a surplus
for something else.
Some persons who admit that public
ownership would be a good think in it
self ask where the people would get
all the billions of dollars needed to
buy out the public utilities now con
trolled by private monoplies.
Bear this in mind: The people are
paying for all thes- things now.
Every cent of their value comes
from public contributions. If the peo
ple ceased to patronize them the Yan
derbilts, the Goulds and the Hunting
tons would be paupers.
If the people can pay interest on the
cost of the railroads now, they couiu
pay it if the roads were their own
property, especially as in that case
they would have very much less to pay.
The peolpe'smoney built the plants of
tne Ice Trust. It could equally well
build plants of the people's own.
It is no experiment that we are pro
posing. Other countries have done the
experimenting and are now marching
confidently ahead. The question for us
is whether we shall sit stolidly, like
Chinamen, with our ears closed to the
lessons of progress.
Put government ownership in the
their crops is
for farmers to
now well begun
there are several new Hail Companies
started up this year the held is tuu
of agents .rom the several companies
and it is well that every farmer knows
which company he insures in.
We are in a position to know of the
condition of the several companies and
will say that THE UNITED MUTUAL
HAIL ASSOCI -TION of Lincoln be
gan the season with three thousand
members in good standing and tnerej
is no question about their five year;
nolicies being srood as some ot tne
nolicv cannot be written on a five year
period than a fire policy can, so tnat
tne arguments put up by these agents
4,o o urV i no srond is
that a five vear oolicy is no good is
absolutely without foundation.
The old State Mutual Hail Insurance
Association of Iowa writes nothing but
five year policies and is the oldest Hail
Company in the United States and paid
in its third year of existence $287,000
in losses and the laws of Iowa inTe-
gard to the length of itime a policy
or membership may be written are
identically the same as our Laws of
Nebraska, so that what these agents
say in regard to not being able to col
lect from members and pay losses on
five year policies is absolutely false,
and we believe is done with a selfish
motive for the purpose of getting the
uninformed farmers to insure in his
The United Mutal Hail Insurance
Association paid more for hail losses
during the season of 1899 than has
ever been paid for hail losses in the
history of the state of Nebraska, and
they are now writing more uail insur
ance alone than all the other Hail 'In
surance Companies in the state com
bined, and they are the N only com
pany in the state that confines .its
business strictly to the eastern part
of the state. If their is no agent in
your locality, write the Home Office for
blanks and particulars. Rooms 315 and
316, Richards biock. Lincoln, Neo.
Public sentiment is against the idea of
vested rights in an appointive office.
Whatever may be the merits of Dr.
Lang's controversy with the governor
(and this writer has all along had high
regard for the executive ability of Dr.
Lang and believes he has conducted the
institute for feeble-minded in an ad
admirable manner,) his acuon in hold
ing on by means of injunction will not
meet with hearty approval of the thou
sands who are sick and tired of govern
ment by injunction. The governor is
directly responsible to the people for the
induct of all state institutions wherein
e is given the appointing power. When
in his judgment a change is neeessary
or desirable, there is but one wise course
for the appointee to pursue: Settle up
his accounts, pack his traps, and move
out. The people will settle with the
governor if occasion requires; but they
have no patience with the appointee
who attempts to hold on by invoking
the aid of the courts
agents tor otner companies are uuw au-, ..-.-. r -
vertising over the country that the pol- our disposition in respect to our busi
icies for a five year period is not good nass obligations. We then enroll our
v 5 rcc hr n hnii selves either in favor of sound business
A LITTLE ' All G I ENT H I STORY
Some Interesting Things That Sir. Yates
Seems to Have Forgotten.
Republican. pa per3 are beginning to
fire a few .prosperity', small-bore guns
as "range-finders,- keeping in reserve
what they believe, to be real "Long
Toms" for the heated battle which will
come later. After firing a few rounds
from their balance of trade gun, which,
upon examination, proved to be breech
burnt, and more dangerous to the gun
ners than to the enemy, and has been
thrown into the junk pile, they now
bring forward the- bank deposit gun and
are burning considerable valuable pow
der in firing it.
Under the .cap-ion, "Beats All Rec
ords." the Omaha Bee Wednesday morn
ing used a column of valuable space
talking about the deposits in the Omaha
National banks. The year 1SS2 has been
regarded as high-water mark in the mat
ter of deposits in national banks in Oma
ha, but the following figures show that
1900 overtops it:
Deposits in Omaha National Banks;
May, moo $3,;.-o.ooo $20,304,249
Excess over high-water mark... $136,856
A quotation from Henry W. Yates, in
the article menticned, is good reading at
this time, especially when read in con
nection with a document which Henry
W. Yates heartily endorsed in 1894:
YATES IX 1900.
"Almost anybody can tell you as well
as can the bankers," said Henry W.
Yates, of the Nebraska National bank,
"the reasons for the increased deposits
of the Omaha banks. Any one- can see
the reasons all around him. It is the re
sult of the prosperity that commenced
with the administration of President Mc
Kinley. MeKinley did not, of course,
cause the rainfall or the crops to grow
but his election restored confidence as
to our standard 'of value, which, in its
beneficial results, supplemented what
nature afterwards supplied, and hence
prosperity. This condition pictures the
prosperity not only of Nebraska, but
throughout the United States. Of
course, however, the deposits of the
Omaha banks are an indication, primar
ily of the prosperity of Nebraska.
YATES IN 1S94.
"The Business Men's Association of
Nebraska, Omaha, October IS, 1894.
Nebraska's Pros peri tv Paramount to
Party Politics. To the Voters of Ne
braska: Four years ago prohibition
threatened the prosperity of Nebraska.
The business men of Omaha and the
state, without regard so party affiliation,
then united in a determined effort to
ward off the danger, and largely through
their efforts, prohibition was defeated.
"Today Nebraska is threatened with
populist domination. As business men,
regardless of partisan politics, we again
unite to avert the blight and business
depression which the supremacy of pop
ulism would entail upon our state.
'"Our character, reputation, credit and
business relations as a state are - deter
mined by our -acts and conduct as a
body: If we collectively act in accord
with unsound or dishonest business prin
ciples, if - we favor repudiation of our
debts, or evince & desire and intention to
legislate in unfair hostility toward our
creditors, we shall receive, as we shail
deserve, the condemnation of the busi
ness world. In such event all creditors
would refuse to make new loans, and to
; extend theime of those already made
Capital would discontinue business re
lations within our state. The develop
ment of our resources, the growth of our
industries, the extention of our commer
cial relations, all will meet with sudden
and lasting check if once the people of
the state elect the populist ticket, and
thus show themselves in sympathy with
the desperate and discredited doctrines
of those who openly avow themselves the
enemies of -capital.
"On next election day the citizens of
Nebraska will stand at the parting of
I t hp navj I jut arT will tnpn ma ni tact.
principles or in opposition thereto. By
our votes on that day we indicate to the
i r u i . a . -
uujuk,. uuicier a ate,
i and our reputation will be made or
marred according to the wisdom or folly
of our choice.
"The importance of the situation can
not be overestimated. Throughout the
business centers of our country the
action of our state will be closely
watched. If we elect state officers in
whom the business world has no confi
dence, and favor the unsound, radical
and unsafe theories of the populists, we
thereby drive from the state the foreign
capital now here, and deter from all
further investments among us.
"To elect the populist ticket is to dis
credit Nebraska in the eyes of the world;
it is to proclaim that those who boast of
their hostility to capital are in the ma
jority in our conmon wealth; it is todis
courage enterprise; to suspend our pro
gress; to cause a heavy shrinkage of
values: to raise our rates of interest; to
make long time loans difficult or impos
sible to obtain; to make the name of our
state a by-word of reproach, and to vie
with Kansas and Colorado for the hu
miliation of being the most discredited
state in the union.
"To prevent such misfortune, to arouse
among the voters of this state such an
active, honest public sentiment as will,
finding its expression through the bal
lot, preclude the possibility of populist
supremacy in Nebraska, this association
has been formed. The personality of
candidates is not controlling when the
issue is between honest, economic prin
ciples on one side, and, on the other, doc
trines repudiated by the commercial 1
"The business men of Nebraska,
through this association, call upon its
citizens to aid in this endeavor to de
feat populism, and thereby uphold and
preserve the credit of our state." signed
by several hundred prominent men of
-Yet the people ui November, 1S94, did
elect a populist governor, notwithstand
ing these prophecies of dire calamity;
and two years later "cleaned out the
state house." In it seemed that
prosperity or adversity depended wholly
on the election of state officers. In 19CO
these quondam calamity howlers, now
transformed into prosperity shriekers,
pretend to believe that the prosperity or
adversity of Nebraska people depends
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In 1894 these calamityites said, "To
elect the populist ticket is to
raise our rates of interest; to make long
time loans difficult or impossible to ob
tain." Today one of them said:
"In my judgment there are two rea
sons for this increase in the deposits of
the Omaha banks," said the cashier of
another well known institution The
first is that the farmers" in eastern Ne
braska are more prosperous today than
they have ever been before. As a matter
of fact, they are so well fixed that it is
practically impossible for banks to ob
tain any farm loans, and when one is
found the rate must be made low. It is
not an uncommon thing for a banker to
offer a loan on desirable farm property
at 5i per cent, and be told by the one to
whom the proposition is made that he
can secure whatever . he needs from his
neighbor across the way another farmer
for 4 per cent. This means that the
farmers have money which they are de
positing in the country bnks, and these
in turn are placing their surplus funds
in the city banks.
In view of the little ancient history re
cited before, the people are justified in
taking republican statements "with a
grain of salt." Republican calamity
productions failed to come true per
haps their prosperity picture? may turn
out to be the - glaring work of political
daubers. . i
The Lancaster county populist coa
vention last. Thursday instructed its ,4.7.
delegates to use all honorable means-to
secure the nomination of Hon. Sidney J
Kent for commissioner of public lands
and buildings. The motion to instruct
received many hearty seconds ' from del
egates in various parts of the county,
showing the great popularity of Mr.
Kent among his home people.
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