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January 3, 1901
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If Whitney. CleieUnd and Hill are
right, then the republican re ritht
an the organization of another party
to CjrLt the republicans Is only a waste
of tlrse and money.
- TV Late !ireH how to create
wealth la larger amount than the j
worM ever saw iWor". Now we will
Jure to learn how to distribute wealth j to know the real facts must rely upon
cr there will be uch a eatalyslsm as j some other means of communication
the world ceer aw. j than the dally papers and the weeklies
which are made up from them. The
The isost pitable tight ever tefcfld Independent is such a source of in
oa thi continent re tb poor, de-j formation. It does not rely upon the
creplt, old milhoaair't- who bang j Associated jress for its facts. It has
around the senate lobbies fcoM.'n,? rut j otter means of information and while
their thin Land and Ionic finger, hrg- j this information comes by mail, it is
glnx dole from the taxes ro'.'ec.ed often days ahead of the garbled ac
from the people. It i enough to .Iraw j counts that appear in the plutocratic
tears from a granite rock. ! Journals. The readers of The Inde-
i pendent get the truth. It is only nec-
In a cewtpaper paragraph the fact j essary to refer to its reports of the
la noted that at a Fourth of July af- j war in the Philippines, in South Afri
falr tan summer In Oklahoma there j ca and to the negotiations in China
were six hundred Nebraskans present, j to prove the assertion.
And yet the r-ruUiran managed to j For months, the whole Americau
Increase the vote of tbi ftate over 20.
000 at the latt election and all the -rrease
went to MrKinJey.
Tom Reed was in Washington the
other day and propounded the follow
ing ;ueto3 in the ru!e of three to
mome of the impria!its: "If the
United State can kill 1J.(K0 Filipino? j
la tea months and call it benevolent
assimilation. Low many did Spain
have to kill In thrr- hundred years to
warrant the United States in delgmt
Jng Spanish rule as barbarism. "
The Cm of the or-an-soir.g Meam
sfc'.ps built by the Northwestern
Steamship Co. of Chicago was
launched lat Saturday. Th? on-n
of these western khip yrds w nev-
er seen in Washington hu'din out of interest to every citizen intelligent
Ifcelr hand begging like comtron j 17 nd bonestly discussed on the edi
rjendicants. It takes tfce hip build- j torial Pa6e-
ers of the east to engage in that sort In the "News of the Week" the
of busineta. I whole field of news, domestic and for-
! eign. is covered. The readers of The
Thof cadets at the military acad- Independent know, not only what is
ay, according to tLe testimony given happening In the United States, but
before the inrettigatins committee. tU matters of general interest in ev
hare diEcoTered an infailible receipt , er-v Part of the wrld. It is a conden
for making -officers and gentlemen." I sation of useful knowledge, just such
It reada this way: "Stand the appli- j knowledge as it is necessary for every
cant on hi head in a bath tub until te j man wlic takes an interest in good
Is nearly ttrangled. Next, make bin j sovcrnment should have. You may
fit Si prunes at one meal. Third. ! read a!1 tbe leading dailies and week
git e him a do of tobacco uutf. It j ,Jefc made UP r'"m them, and you will
he live after that he is an off c r aud ! not et the live facts that you will find
a gentleman.
Wherever the populUts have been in
power, there the common schools have
prospered a they never prospered be
fore. Tbe dailies out in Denver say:
At no time in the histwry of the
state have its ecbool affairs been so
eSciently administered as they have i
under Mrs. Grenfell s direction. She !
has placed the oSce above all r artisan
criticism and made it a controlling i
factor in tbe educational advancement
of the commonwealth that merits the
highest praise and commendation."
: There are tens of thousand of men
who believe in the principles set forth
la the Kansas Gty pUtform who will
ver have anything to do with the !
democratic party either by co-opera-j
tloa or in aay other wav. until they j
are atiS-d that that party Is forever
a4 the iflnf. r h. tim. 9n,i i
Gormars and Cleveland and the Mor
tons. The sooner tbe leaders reoog
nize that fact and act in accordance
with it. the sooner tfce party will be
"reTnie4 and placed in a posi
tion to win victories.
No can who takes a glance at the
map of the world can fail .o ee On
trl America Is tfce $traetl: point.
If America er loses rjvtri of that,
the loe her dominating Influence
upon world affaiis. Shall a few rail
road arnrUfc change tfc- destiny f
this republic? That is the broad ques
tion Involved la building the Nicara
gua canal. There lies that narrow
strip of land. From the west It is a
(defense against hostile ?!-et of all
Aeia to all cities of the eastern coasts.
Frora tr. cast It is a defease against
all Europe for our western coasts.
Vt'outi England, If situated as we are.
ever rllow any foreign por to get
any manner of -ontrol ti ere? Would
ah rpen a highway thee nt her own
XKt VfT tortile fieets?
The work of reform and the sal ra
tion of the republic as handed down to
us by our fathers Is almost wholly In
the hands of the national, state, coun
ty and precinct committeemen. To
them Is committed great responsibili
ties. They should avail themselves of
the most reliable means of informa
tion. Prof. Bryce In his American
Commonwealth points out that this is
not a government of law. but of pub
lic opinion. When public intelligence
condemns a law it is repealed. When
public intelligence demands the en-
actment of a law, such enactment i3
sure to follow. The newspaper is the
organ of public intelligence. Years
ago The Independent pointed out how
monopoly, by the organization of the
Associated press, whose board of di
rectors appoint cc nsors over all the
news that reaches the American peo
ple control the dissemination of intel
ligence. At New York, Chicago and
one or two other centres where all
the Intelligence of daily affairs is sent
before it Is given to the newspapers,
thsre is a "press editor" appointed by
and under the control of monop.'y,
who Is a press censor. Nothing goes
to the general public that is inimic
able to plutocracy.
It will be seen that those who wish
people were deceived in regard to the
facts in these cases except that por
tion that read The Independent. Time,
returning officers and men, and the
mails have abundantly substantiated
the information furnished to the read
ers of this paper.
Look over this edition of The Inde-
pendent and cee of what great value
it is to every man who takes an intel
j iigent interest in good government,
i You w ill find the official returns of the
t vote of the state and every county in
: it. You will find a roster of the new
' state officers and employes. You will
. find a complete roll of the members of
I both branches of the legislature. It is
i in fact a document that will be of use
during ihe whole year. Besides all
j that you will find the current matters
In this paper.
It lays out In advance the ground
work of every argument that public
speakers use in their defense of the
policies of the party. Those who read
The Independent have the facts and
figures furnished to them with which
to fight the battles of the common peo
ple. The leading men of all the re-
form parties take it and what is more
they read it every week. That is
why they are prepared to make a
speech anywhere at any time, full of
power and force. Scores of them car
ry little scrap-books filled with clip
pSSS from The Independent upon
which they implicitly rely, for they
have learned by long experience that
lDey can re,y on wnat ine nna m
Tbe Independent.
The committeemen of the various
reform ParUes can find no Publication
ln the Unitcd States of such value to
thm as The Independent. It is dif-
ferent from every other reform paper
In the United States. It has had a
long record of faithfulness to the prin
ciples that it advocates. It has estab
lished a character in journalism that
all men respect. The 'fight against
plutocracy and imperialism will go
on and The Independent will continue
in charge of the supply train from
which tbe men at the front will draw
sustenance and ammunition. It has
no favorites and belongs to no fac
tion. Every man who is for the Dec
laration of Independence, the consti
tution and the flag, one and insepar
able, it looks upon as a friend and co
Everybody around Washington goes
about singing or whistling, "The Beg
gars Are Coming to Town." They are
accustomed to beggars In Washing
ton, They are more In number and
greater in variety than can be found
on any other spot of the same size on
this green earth. They range from
the one-legged man and the poor
widow with ten small children, up to
the sort who have a suite of rooms
at elght-dollars-a-day hotels. These
latter sort have valets and ride, ln
coaches with a footman wno sits upon
a high seat behind and tries his best
to look like an idiot. The nearer he
comes to looking like an idiot, the bet
ter the beggar who rides inside Is
Washington is . never without its
millionaire beggars, but this year they
are more numerous than ever. They
swarm around the hotels. They crowd
the lobbies. They are everywhere.
They all want congress to vote them
money. The most persistent of them
are the ship subsidy beggars. Having
Mark Hanna and MKinley both to
back them, they are not only impor
tunate, but insolent. It is all for pa
triotism ' they say. They want old
glory to float on every sea and wave
in every harbor. That is all that they
want, but to get it they must have
millions of money voted to them.
Meanwhile the real patriots are at
work building ships to float on every
sea. Hill of the Northern Pacific is
building a number of the largest
freighters that every slid down the
ways Into the sea. Chicago ship
builders are building four large ocean
going ships that will go out through
the canals and carry the stars and
stripes to every part of the world as
tramp steamers. Detroit is building
one or two more. All this time the
millionaire beggars are at Washington
holding out their hands begging for
a few millions so that they can build
some ships that -wijA carry the flag to
foreign ports all for pure patriotism.
At first they whine and plead. Then
they grow insolent. Next they begin
to make threats. The Independent
would not be surprised to see them
finally paint the town red. They are
after the cash and are bound to get it.
Congress should make provisions for
an organized charity association and
hire an expert agent to investigate
these cases before any donations are
made to them, based upon the same
plan that we have adopted here in
Lincoln. Let us know all the facts in
the case. If there are any millionaires
likely to suffer for want of donations
of money, apply the same principles
that are everywhere now accepted in
scientific charity.
The beggar on the street is a nui
sance. The beggar in the halls of
congress is a hundred times worse and
a thousand times more insolent. They
should all be treated alike. If they
won't work in the wood yard let them
starve. A ship yard is ho better than
a wood yard. There isn't any more
patriotism in one than the other.
The republican leaders have adopted
their old motto: "The flag and an
appropriation." The flag and an ap
propriation always go together, but
the flag and the constitution do not.
That is the new doctrine. If you don't
believe it you're an anarchist.
An Englishman writes a letter tn the
editor of The Independent and accuses
him of unfairness in that he called at
tention to the fact that, a year ago
London society was exerting itself to
the utmost to send t. -.mforrs to the
British soldiers ir South Africa,
while this year the devotee of so
ciety went off on their Christmas holi
days and left poor Tommy Atkins to
his fate without a single Christmas
present. He wants to know if the
Americans did not act the same way
in regard to the troops in the Philip
pines. He says that a while ago,
enormous amounts of goods were col
lected and shipped to Manila as pres
ents to the troops and now we hear
no more of it. All that is true, but
we thought that we had pounded the
supporters of the war in the Philip
pines enough to satisfy even an Eng
lishman. If this said Englishman
thinks he can hit them any harder
knocks, the columns of The Indepen
dent are open for him to try. Ameri
can society has no more interest in
the suffering of our troops in the
Philippines than the London dudes
have in the Tommies in South Africa.
Society and imperialism is all cut
from the same piece of cloth, both in
England and America.
John Hardwick writes a letter to
the editor of The Independent and
wants to know if he dare print Web
ster's definition of socialism. Well
here it is: "Theory or system of so
cial reform which contemplates A
SOCIETY, with a more just distribu
tion of property and labor. In pop
ular language the term is often em
ployed to indicate any lawless, revol
utionary social scheme. See com
munism." . The definition of commun
ism to which Webster refers us is as
follows: "A scheme of equalizing the
social conditions of life; especially a
scheme which contemplates the aboli
tion of ineflualities in the possession
of property, as by distributing all
wealth equally to all, or by holding all
wealth in common for the equal use
and advantage of all." All the social
ist platforms contain the demand for
the "public ownership of all means
of production and distribution." If
these words mean anything they
mean the common ownership of ev-
erything, for there is no species of
property that is not included in either
production or distribution.
'-.': : ,. FIVE YEARS BEHIND. 4 .,,
Hanna's subsidy bill'ls bringing out
facts a line of facts that have been
found only In .The Independent here
tofore. . Now a whole lot of papers are
publishing themv They are pointing
out that 'American manufacturers are
not only selling their products in ev
ery country of the world, but selling
them at lower prices than the "pauper
made" goods of Europe are sold. They
are telling the. people that the Ameri
cans are paying much more for Ameri
can made goods than foreigners have
to pay for them. All these things The
Independent has been impressing upon
its readers for five years while the
great democratic dailies have been as
dumb aa oysters on the subject. Be
sides that a few of the democratic
papers have lately been saying that
McKinley had coined some silver. In
the former things they are five years
behind The Independent and in the
silver coinage facts more than five
months. If you want to keep up with
the times, read The Independent. It
don't wait for a signal from a party
leader or national committee for an
indication that it should discuss cer
tain current events, but goes ahead
and tells its readers the news at the
time that it occurs, not five years af
terward. If the speakers in the last
campaign had taken up the topics dis
cussed by The Independent and Im
pressed them on their audiences in
stead of repeating the anti-imperialistic
argument, the tale told at the
ballot box might have been different.
If the democratic papers will only
begin to discuss live issues now, our
losses will all be recovered. Let the
people know that the trusts are charg
ing them from one-fourth to one-half
more for goods than the same goods
are sold to foreigners, and then make
an appeal to patriotism to sustain
them. Let them know that ships and
everything else can be made cheaper
in the United States than in Europe,
let them be able to see that tariffs
are sustained for the sole purpose of
robbing the American people for the
benefit cf the foreigner and to build
up trusts and they will print some
readable matter.
Credulity is the chief characteristic
of the average republican. Every mul
let head carries around with him a
believer six feet wide and ten feet
long. They believe that Mark Hanna
is a disinterested patriot. They be
lieve that you can have high prices
and dear money. They believe that if
the populists should get into power
and coin silver, that ruin would roll
over the land in waves a hundred
feet high. They believe that if Mc
Kinley coinsI'silver it is a great bless
ing and produces prosperity. They be
lieve that the more goods that are
shipped out . of the country and the
less returned, the richer we will be
come. They believe that if we produce
too much, we shall all starve or freeze
to death. A ten-foot believer scarce
ly suffices them. Especially when
they come to matters near home does
their believer need extension. They
believe that a state treasurer who has
brought warrants up to a premium,
handled over ten million or money and
accounted for every cent, should be
turned out and one of the old party
which robbed the state of nearly a
million dollars should be put in his
place. When the thing is done they
believe that it is a proper thing to re
joice over and call it redeeming the
state. They can outbelieve a China
man, who believes that, a devil lurks
around and listens to every word he
says. But it Is no use to try to cata
logue all that they believe. It would
take 400 columns of a newspaper to
do it. .
For forty years the secretaries of
the United States treasury have either
been bankers or appointees ..of the
bankers. The result has been that
the finances of the government have
been run in the interest of the bankers
as a privileged class. The secretary
spends most of his time and energy
in devising schemes to add to the priv
ileges of the bankers. In that sort of
delightful work Secretary Gage has
been engaged for many months. About
every two months he makes a speech
and tells the bankers what new, thing
he has discovered for their benefit. A
few weeks ago he delivered a lecture
to some students on the elementary
principles of banking and wound up
with an argument in favor of issuing
money secured by bank assets. Be
sides that he told them that bank
notes issued as money were the ex
act equivalent of checks and drafts
and . it was only a more convenient
way of using credit, there being no
difference in the principle involved.
The other day he went down to New
York and talked to the big bankers
themselves at their annual banquet.
Here is ie gist of his remarks:
"Industrial activity increases the
public revenue, but is checked If not
throttled by its enlarged contributions
to the idle funds in the public treas
ury. It Is these influences which have
brought our industrial and commercial
life into a too dangerous dependency
upon our public finances. This mar
riage between these " two, whom God
did not join together, ought to be put
asunder. But not by any hasty. South
Dakota divorce method is the. separa
tion to be .accomplished. , The, chil
dren of the wedlock must not be dis
honored. Time, attention and great
care4 must, be exercised,", : . ' '
iCo '.the ordinary - person that does
not i mean very much. The bankers
understood it and cheered it to the
echo. That indicates that there will
be an effort made to abolish the pres
ent sub-treasury' system and the plac
ing of the millions of public money,
which Is always in the treasury, in the
banks for them to loan out on call to
favored customers as they see fit. In
other words it means the re-establishment
of the Nick Biddle system which
Jackson overthrew and which had
grown so strong as to threaten the
very existence of free government.
Jackson took the United States de
posits away from Old Nick and1 in
1841 he became a bankrupt. Shortly
after, the sub-treasury system was
adopted and Uncle Sam has taken care
of his own cash ever Since with the
exception of now and then when a few
pet banks, by the favor of the secre
tary, get a few millions to loan out.
They take the interest they get and
pile it away ir. their coffers and then
invest for their own use ever after
wards. This scheme that Secretary Gage
foreshadows is to put all of Uncle
Sam's money in the banks. That, and
the privilege of issuing money on
bank assets, are the two things that
the banks hope to accomplish during
the next four years of the reign of plu
tocracy. That will put all the money
actually in t their hands and they will
be cocks of the walk ever after. No
man can do any sort of business ex
cept by their permission and after he
has guaranteed to give them the prin
cipal profits of it. Talk about kings!
They won't be in it with those bank
ers. Moreover that is just what they will
do. The people, except the pops, will
know nothing about it until it is
done. The great opposition dailies
never write on such subjects. . They
prefer to fill their columns with per
sonal gossip about Cleveland, Gorman
and Hill on one side and on the other
they talk about Bryan and Jones. They
never print anything that bears on
the fundamental doctrines of the gov
ernment. What space they have left
after their personal gossip about po
litical leaders is printed, is filled up
with reports of divorce trials, scan
dals, murders, burglaries and war
news, when the censor lets them have
any. The Independent is the only
newspaper that discusses such matters.
There seems to be an incipient re
bellion brewing down in Porto Rico.
The inhabitants do not take to Mc
Kinley despotism and something like
a note of defiance has come from the
lower house of the legislature. They
are just beginning to comprehend the
sort of despotism that has been meted
out to them. In a discussion in the
lower house the other day this is what
occurred :
"If this interpretation is correct,"
said Senor Vevi, "then we should ad
dress the American council as con
tinentals, and we are legislators in
name only. The Foraker law is a
rat hole for Porto Ricans to fall
Senor Morales made a motion,
which was seconded and carried, to
disregard the Foraker law and fix
It seems that among his "plain du
ties" McKinley secured the passage;
of a law for the government of Porto
Rico that provides a government
about twice as costly as any state
government in the United States hav
ing approximately the same number
of inhabitants. Governors, judges,
marshals and like officers receive
from $4,000 to $10,000 as annual sal
aries where in the United States they
receive from $2,000 to $4,000. Besides
this our beneficient president reserved
the right to appoint the upper house
of the legislature and then gave the
governor, another McKinley appoin
tee, the right to vote everything that
he did not like. This upper housa
consisting of carpet-baggers appointed
by McKinley, claimed the right to fix
all the other salaries. No wonder
that Senor Vevi thought that they
were not legislators at all, but should
address the American council sent to
rulo over them as "continentals."
The truth about the matter is that
American rule. in Porto Rico and the
Philippines under McKinley is as vile
despotism, as the world ever, saw at
any time. Who ever thought that this
great American government would be
come the worst despot of the ages. It
will not be many years before its re
flex action will be felt in these states.
That is in the very, nature of things.
The fusionists turn over the state
government in splendid condition in
every department, a great contrast to
the condition in which it was turned
over to them. When they came into
office they found the treasury looted,
the school fund depleted, warrants at
a heavy discount, and demoralization
in every department. They hand it
back to the republicans with the bond
ed state debt paid off, warrants draw
ing a reduced interest at a premium,
not a cent embezzled . or misapplied
FRAN K I A M S returned from Franco, Oct. 20, 1900, with larokst importation of tUl
lions to Nebraska in 19U0. umlt man in United Mates that imported all black stallions
He imported.
28 Black Percherons 28
They are the "town talk.
The people
f liments, "The most and largest black stallions
ams ever imported," "But lams always has the
"His horses always win at state fairs.'' He has
100 Black Percherons, Shires, Clydes and Goachers 100
They are two to five years old, weight
1.600 to 2,400. lams has mere black stal
lions, more ton and big stallions, more
cracker-jacks, more tops, government
approved, royal bred stallions, than all
French and German; needs no inter-'
preter; knows the breeders in pcbch
county. This, with twenty-five years'
experience, saves him $300 on each stal
lion, and he selects only the very best
individuals. Has no salesman saves
you middlemen's profit Guarantees to
show you more ton black Percheron stal
lions than all importers of Nebraska, or
pay fare and $20.
Don't be a clam Weits Xms.
There is no way to get full value for your produce except by shipping direct to market. The
fewer hands the products of the farm passes through before reaching the consumer the more
profit thereis for the producer.
We Distribute Direct to the Consumer.
We receive and sell
Of all kinds, Or anything you may have to dispose of. We guarantee prompt sales and qulok
returns for all shipments, also full market price and full weiKht;weguarantee to get more
money for your product than you cau get at home. One shipment will convince you of this fact
We are reliable and responsible ; you run no risk in shippingto us; have been established here
for 27 years. Write us for prices, shipping tags or any information you may waat.
Ref. Produce Exchange Bank, Chicago, and
during the whole four years, the
schools more flourishing with larger
endowment, every institution in first
class order with many large tu;ld!ngs
added and the whole machinery of
government in better condition than
in any other state in all tli-? west
The republicans control the whole
affair now and if after receiving it in
this condition, they fail to keep the
expenses down to the point that the
fusion government has obtained, if
money is again embezzled, u v. arrants
fall to a discount, if it takes more
coal to keep the asylum warm in Aug
ust than the fusionists found neces
sary in January, if state deposits are
lost in broken banks, if journal rec
ords are again printed at so much a
page and are double leaded between
the lines and three words made to fill
a line, they will have none but them
selves to blame. Neither will the peo
ple have any one to blame but them
selves. They .knew the habits of these
fellows and habits, well established,
are hard to break.
The fusionists have given Nebraska
the best state government that it ever
had. They did that after the foulest
reign of thieves that ever governed a
state had been deposed. They took
the government when it was bankrupt
and disgraced, its credit destroyed,
when every department was filled with
disreputable men and raised it to the
highest standard of excellence, re
deemed its credit, and made it a model
state government for honesty, effic
iency and economy. In that condi
tion they hand it over to the republi
can party. The power and the re
sponsibility Is now with them. The
imported voters seemed to thing that
the sort of ' government that the fu
sionists had given Nebraska needed
"redeeming," and they , proceeded to
redeem it.
The Independent will give a year's
subscription to any one of its readers
who will furnish the proper word or
phrase to describe the conduct of the
gold bug editorial writers who con
tinue to talk about the danger of
Bryan's silver ideas after McKinley
has coined and put in circulation more
silver than any other executive who
ever occupied the White house. It
mustn't be "a swear word" for the
editor could supply that himself at a
moment's notice whenever he thinks
about it. The Chicago Record says:
"According to Mr. Bryan's recent
supporters the late campaign was the
last chance for redemption for a land
"to hastening ills a prey." The Lin
coln speech discloses that the decisive
battle, in Mr. Bryan's view, has yet
to be fought. He refuses to admit that
the election of McKinley twice in suc
cession means a steadfast opposition
to free silver. How, then, does he
explain the result? How does he ex
plain his own large popular vote,
which was gained in a campaign
avowedly made upon the issue of
anti-imperialism, and which, in the
minds of many well-qualified observ
ers, was cast in spite of reservations
as to the Bryan silver policy?"
Would the result be any different if
silver were coined and put in circula
tion by Bryan than when it is coined
and put in circulation by-McKinley?
According to the report of the director
of the mints, he has.; run "those insti
tutions night, and day coining silver
and Bryan could not have, coined any
more unless congress had passed a bill
to build new mints.
After all that, these chaps continue
throag his barns and babble over with these com-
I ever saw," "Every one i
largest and finest horses,'
on hand
a winner." "The bst
St. Paul, Howard Co.,
Nebraska, on B. & M.
and Union Pacific Ily.
this paper
198 S. Water St., Chicago.
to . talk about the danger of coining
silver. Now give us the right word to
describe such hypocrites and deceiv
ers. Is there anything in the English
language that will fully reveal their
infamy? Will we have to invent a
new word to express it?
A populist long in the service and
whose integrity no one ever doubted,
writes a letter to The Independent in
which he assaults the democratic par
ty most vehemently. He is mistaken
in some of his premises. The demo
cratic party, never since the war had
control of "all" branches of the gov
ernment. It had nominally the' con
trol of the legislative and executive
branches, but not of the judicial
branch, which of late years sometimes
seems to be the most important of all.
The democratic party with the assis
tance of the populists in congress
passed an income tax iaw, but the ju-T
dicial branch of the government,
which it did not control, annulled it.
He says that "the democratic party
never fails to make a fool of itself
when it has the opportunity." That
is only quoting what the editor of The
Independent said to the Sioux Falls
convention. Pettigrew and Butler
thought otherwise then. Wonder what
they think now? '
The poor ignoramuses who live
down east, at Boston, New Yo?k and
other towns, are not to be blamed for
their ignorance. They don't have any
chance to learn. Not a democratic 01
republican paper down there would
dare hint that McKinley had coined
some silver or that Americans were
charged fifty per cent more for their
goods than the same articles were sold
to' foreigners. How can . the peopit.
down there know these things? Them
is no pop paper to inform them, so
they live in blissful ignorance and
spend their lives in whooping it up
for McKinley and Mark Hanna,
An angry pop writes to The Inde
pendent and says that D D after a
preacher's name stands for d d. He
is moved to make that disgraceful re
mark because he knew of a certain
preacher who was always talking
about temperance in the pulpit and
then went out and worked all day
at the election for Dietrich, although
Dietrich had been in that very town
and rounded up everybody that he
could get and treated tnem in the low
groggeries of the place. Nevertheless
The Independent must insist that D D
stands for Doctor of divinity, although
the doctoring the preachers do some
times damns more than it saves.
, If Mark Hanna will so amend his
subsidy bill so as to make the prin
ciple involved apply universally, The
Independent will consider the proprie
ty of giving it support. If he will pro
vide for subsidizing farmers, black
smiths, carpenters and hard-worked
editors treat all alike with special
privileges to none the project would
be worth considering. To subsidize a
few millionaire ship owners and le-ivu
all the rest of us out, is another and
altogether different proposition. Xu
one but a mullet head will agree to
that. That "sort of a critter" will
vote to subsidize a millionaire every
time he gets a chance.
The railroad lobby Is working all
sorts of schemes at Washington. It
has its paid agents not only in Wash-'
lngton, but in Costa Rica and. Nicara
gua as well. With them it is any-"
thing to beat the building of an ith-
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