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January 9, 1902.
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT.
Nearly, all Danker and tawyert-rOnly
Four Wage Workers and Seven Farm
er Have RtBched the Legisla
Washington, D. C, Dec. 30. (Spe
cial Correspondence.) It may be in
teresting to note the various callings
and professions from which the law
makers of the nation are selected. The
legal profession heads the list. There
are in the present house of representa
tives 257 lawyers, 17 bankers, 32 men
engaged in business other than bank
ing, 15 manufacturers, 12 journalists,
7 farmers, 3 doctors, 2 mine owners, 2
mechanics, one a carpenter and the
other a printer, 2 college presidents
and one school teacher.
The above figures would indicate to
the ambitious youth who desires to
break into congress in the future that
the most popular avenue Is the legal
profession, although it is possible to
reach congress from almost any start
ing point. The great majority of the
members of the' present house are men
who have had the advantage of early
education and training, being gradu
ates of colleges and universities There
are only four men now in the house
whose printed records show that they
were engaged in manual labor up to
the time they reached manhood's es
tate. It seems a long stretch from
tne factory, the field and the work
shop, where the sons of labor toil, to
the halls of congress where the laws
governing seventy-six millions of peo
ple are enacted, and 'to the average
reader it is always more or less in
teresting to note the progress of men
of this class.
James M. Robinson, who represents
the Twelfth district of Indiana, and
who is now serving his third term in
congress, was working for wage3 in a
printing offica up to the time he was
twenty-one years of age. His mother
was a widow and his wages were nec
essary to help maintain the home. He
read law during his spare hours and
was admitted to practice when twen
ty-two years old. He is one of the
able members upon the democratic
side and is very popular in his own
Francis W. Cushman, one of the
members from the state of Washing
ton, until 1888 worked in the lumber
camps of Wyoming and as a cowboy
on the ranches, and he too managed
to find enough spare time to study law
and was admitted to practice about
1889 in the district and supreme courts
of Nebraska, he at that time residing
in the western part of the state. Mr.
Cushman removed from Nebraska to
Washington in 1891 and continued to
practice his profession. He was elect
ed to congress in 1898 and is now serv
ing his second term. He is said to be
one of the most homely men in con
gress, but is a forcible speaker, strong
in debate and is considered one of the
leading men on the republican side.
The First district of Minnesota is
represented by James A. Tawney. Mr.
Tawney was born in the 'state of
Pennsylvania and started his career
in his father's blacksmith shop and
subsequently learned the trade of ma
chinist at which trade he worked, un
til het reached the, age ; of; twenty -six
years.Wh'en4 he took- up'" the study' tf
law and was admitted to the bar of
Minnesota in 1882. having removed
to that state in 1877. Mr. Tawney is
now serving his fourth term in con-;
gress and is highly esteemed among
is true. -"Am ever so much obliged for
your sample copies and heartily wish
you success altogether I am not'a
populist, but a very strong Bryan ma":i,
so much so there are lots of my ac
quaintance who do not call me any-?
thing else when I meet them. ' :
Will send you clipping from Jack
son Morning . Patriot. Hoping the
time is not far distant when we will
see this country wrested from repub
lican rule or misrule, I remain, as ever
a dyed in the wool democrat,
WM. C. ADAMS.
Jackson, Mich. . , , , ,
THIS GREAT YEAR I902
Promises .to" See This Land of Ours
and This Goodly State Nebraska
Prosperous and the, ,
Association Takes Up Its Work With
Renewed Vigor and Increased Power
the ,saf e keeping and investment of
home insurance" savings, now so large-
republican members of the - house --a-f1 sent- to thamoney. .congested cen-
an able man in debate.
Congressm... i Robinson,, who . repre sents
the Third district of Nebraska,
also comes from this class. As late
as 1879, when he was twenty-two years
of age, he was riveting hinges in the
The year 1901 passes into the history
of Omaha's only life insurance com
pany with a record of growth never
equalled by any western life insur
ance company. 1
The year 1901 closes with the Bank
ers' Reserve Life an unqualified . busi
ness success and a business at risk in
Nebraska alone of $3,350,000.
' The year 1901 added nearly $2,000,
000 to the aggregate of risks in. force
at the close of 1900 and fixed for Ne
braska's aggressive life company
A PERMANENT POSITION
among the financial enterprises of our
young and prosperous commonwealth.
The year 1902 opens with the assets
of the Bankers' Reserve more than
doubled; its income proportionately
increased and its success assured be
The year 1902 lopens with the Bank
ers' Reserve Life association leading
every competitor in the state in prem
ium income and amount of insurance
written for the preceding year.
The year 1902 is full of promise for
this young and active organization
B. H. ROBISON, PRESIDENT,
promises policy holders and people
generally shall not fail to maintain its
present phenomenal forward march in
the insurance world.
The coming year will see this new
home company the strongest fiduciary
enterprise in the great west.
The coming years and hot very
many of them distant "will see' the
Bankers' Reserve a $10,000,000 com
pany. The coming years, say five or ten,
;will find the people of Nebraska bless
Ing'tho day when. the. V.V V. ,
' , BAITERS' RSER.tE.1LI FEU '
was organized upon me iaea or duiiq
ing up at home a home company, for
the military and naval power of the
united States in the retention of these
islands. . .
Coming to the matter of expense, J
Mr. Shafroth asserts that the posses
sion of the Philippine archipelago has
already cost us over $300,000,000 and
the lives of many of our best youth.
The annual Vrain will be enormous.
The army- there is costing $65,000,000
a year. In coming years seaports will
have to be fortified at an enormous
cost and permanent garrisons aggre
gating not less than 30.0C3 men main
tained at a cost of not less than $45.
000,000 a year. Naval expenditures will
also be vastly increased. Mr. Shaf
roth is of the opinion that this drain
on our finances will involve taxation
"which will so cripple many of our in
dustries that they will be unable to
compete for trade in the markets of
the world, which means adversity."
The query in the concluding paragraph
of Mr. Shafroth's article will afford
food for thought to many persons wto
are still halting between two opin
ions on this subject. "Why pursue,"
he asks, "a course which will weaken
the military, strength of our nation,
which will make a greater drain upon
the treasury than will be counterbal
anced by the profits it will give to com
merce and t. hich will compel us to
abandon the policy under which we
have grown 30 great?"
Subscriptions coming in faster than ever. It will be but a short time
until no stock can be secured except from holders at an advanced price.
We Don't Want Your Money
You deposit it in your own bank until it secures an interest in a Texas !
Oil Gusher (capacity not less than 50,000 barrels daily) and the oil and
mineral rights on 1,000 acres of Neuces County, Texas, most valuable "
oil lands. AH this on a basis of $85,000 our total capitalization.
Shares 10 cents. Non-Assessable.
C. E. RAWSON, President Des Moines
Life Insurance Company.
P. C. KEN YON, President Kenyon Print
. ing Company.
D. B. LYONS, Dealer in M unicipal Bonds
E. H. McVEY, Attorney -it-Law.
Among our incorporators are
C. A. STARR, Investment Broker. ,
CAPT. M. T. RUSSELL, President Des
Moines Cereal Club.
GEO. A. DISSMORE, Cashier Iowa
W. M. BARTLETT, Capitalist and Resi
s dent Texas Director. .
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twenty years. The steamer is one of the many now carrying the Beaumont Oil to home and
foreign porti. Address all communications to
WILLARD KIMBALL, Lincoln, Neb.
" ' ' '
ters of the east never to return. Loyal
Nebraskans ; will :: aid : the - Nebraska .
company and assist in the growth and
development of the home insurance
idea. Every' man in the state ought
Wheeling Hinge factory. At that time, j to lend a hand-' . Solicitors of life hi
re put on nis overalls and apron and
entered a law office in that city. He
surance will find the idea a good work-
practiced law in Wheeling for almost, ling one; the policies; salable and tei
four years and removed to Nebraska I ritory available. Write to President
in 1884. His history since that is well ! RobiSon for particulars at the home
Known 10 me people 01 me iniru
district. There are three men from
Wheeling now on the capital police
force who knew Mr. Robinson when
he was a workman in the factory and
occasionally one of taese men will
meet him and the two will drop into
some committee room and talk over
old times in Wheeling over a friendly
cigar. Mr. Robinson has also ob
tained a recognized standing among
COLONIES A WEAKNESS
They Extend our Lines Until They are too
Thin to Make an Effective Defense
At the very beginning of the craze
for colonies, when all the imperialists
interest! of the district which he rep
resents. These are the four men in
the present house who have crossed
the stretch from the ranks of work
men for wages to be numbered among j was a source of great weakness.
xne legislators or tne nation, vvnat
their struggle may have been, of their
successes and' disappointments in life,
of their arduous hours of study only
they, and those who are intimately as
sociated with them, will probably ever
know. H. W. RISLEY.
There is more Catarrh in this sec
tion of the country than all other dis
eases put together, and until the last
few years was supposed to be incur
able. For a great many years doctors
pronounced it a local disease, and
prescribed local remedies, and by
constantly failing to cure with local
treatment, pronounced it incurable.
Science has proven, catarrh to be a
constitutional dise; e, and therefore
requires constitutional treatment.
Hall's Catarrh Cure, manufactured by
F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, O., is the
only constitutional cure on the mar
ket. It is taken internally in doses
from 10 drops to a teaspoonful. It
acts directly on the blood and mucous
surfaces of the system. They offer
one hundred dollars for any case it
fails to cure. Send for circulars and
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
Sold by Druggists, 75c.
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
the democrats as an. energetic worker j were declaring that we had secured
in congress, a vigorous debater and a i strong positions in the orient from
man wno steaarastiy iooks alter tne ; which we could dominate all the east.
the Independent repudiated the wholo
thing and pointed out that the extend
ing of our lines ten thousand, miles
was becausie of this policy that Spain
fell from the position of the most
powerful nation at one time to that
of less than a fifth rate power. That
has been the weakness of all empires
and those that now moulder In th-3
dust of oblivion all went, down be
cause' of it. In the modified form
which England has adopted of estab
lishing self-governing and in fact in
dependent colonies it has not been so
destructive. But that is not the form
adopted by the imperialists of this
country. They have gone back behind
the dark ages and taken up the policy
of Rome and expect to hold conquered
nations in subjection by force. That
is the greatest danger that threatens
this republic today. .
Congressman Shafroth contributes to
the January Forum a short but ex
ceedingly suggestive article, entitled
"The Philippines and Our Military
Power." Mr. Shafroth takes the In
controvertible ground that "contigu
ous territory is the least vulnerable,
form of possessions.' He asserts that
because the United States is compact
and contiguous" as to Its area, foreign
nations have refrained from attack
ing us. Outlying possessions always
afford a point of attack in 1 war and
constitute weak spots in national de
fense. When war with Spain was de
clared, he points out, we attacked not
Spain herself, but her colonies Cuba
and the Philippines. In case of war
the United States would ,be similarly
attacked. He combats the idea main
tained by many that the possession of
the Philippines would give us a
strategic advantage .in case of trouble
with China,., and directs , attention to
tl-e fact that the interests of Chin
and the ' United - States . are mutual ,
which, . are that , the .Intgerity of tj
empire be preserved, and an open doo '
for trade maintained. In every; asper :
The ErU ! Becoming Almost Universal
Uvea of Misery are Coined Into
Some time ago the Independent
called attention to the fact that all
the common brands of smoking tobac
co were being drugged. New investi
gations of the subject have been un
dertaken in Chicago and the inves
tigators believe they have discovered
the drug that is mixed with the to
bacco. For years chemists and to
bacco experts have been employed to
find out the drug supposed to be in
use by some firms. Miss Lucy Page
Gaston confidently asserts that these
forms of tobacco are doped with cas
carilla bark, a strong and attractive
"This bark is from Brazil," said Mis?
Gaston, "and is comparatively cheap.
It can be used not only to dope the
tobacco but to act as an evener of
grades, a sufficient quantity making
the cheapest domestic growth as at
tractive as the best Havana. It is
deadly in its effects and has a bad in
fluence or. the head and on the heart.
"We used to think the peculiar odor
of some brands of cigarettes was due
to the paper, but that is not so.
That theory must now be given up.
It is due to cascarilla. We have ex
perimented with ' it arid find that it is
the cause of the drowsy sensation that
follows too hiuch smoking.
"Nicotine',' nauseates, cascarilla
dulls. The cigarette of today does not
make , the boy sick, as it did in the
days, gone by, and the new drug Is
responsible. Out, at the bridewell the
effect can fnost readily be seen. There
the boys and women ' suffer intensely
when cut off from their daily supply
of tobacco. ! The boys smoke their
shoe strings, ; putting them inside of
paper they steal from the schoolrooms.
They have been known to unrayel
their shirts and try to smoke that.
"The ,, women moan and groan for
tobaccQ. , They unravel the clothes
lines and try .to light the awful ciga
rette thus made on their irons on
ironing day. , The sight is pitiful. The
hold , that the cigarette has obtained
is appalling, and it is due to drugs.
They could not smoke . real tobacco
with .comfort They need some nar
cotic with it. The growth among
the women of the habit is its worst
aspect, and I do not see how it cv be
fought unless the drugs are pro
"We have an ordinance covering
that, and we will try to enforce it.
Whether we can succeed or not I do
not know. We will try to have some
of the aldermen in our plans, among
them Honore Palmer. Legislation is
the only method of remedy we have,
and legislation we will try. Once we
can prove that cascarilla is used in a
brand we can stop its sale. We have
many formulas in the office and all
contain it. We are investigating fur
ther, and when the results are for
mulated we will go ahead. I notice
that a morning's report has it that the
president of the retail tobacco asso
ciation is interested ' in this move.
That is not so, we are investigating
medium, and was given free circula
tion. Postmaster Hassler lied, and
lied deliberately and maliciously. when
he made the complaint' and he knows
it.. He made the complaint for the
sole and selfish purpose of trying to
force the Chief to suspend so that
himself and his brother Fred would
again enjoy a monopoly Upon this
newspaper field with no one to expose
their questionable business methods.
He Jcnew that it would take some time
for the department to reach a deci
sion, especially if he was slow in fur
nishing evidence to back up the com
plaint he made. The case was, set for
November; 2 and our evidence was all
on hand to clearly establish our Tight
by law to mail our paper at second
class postal rates.: Posjtmaster Hassl?r
secured a continuance? of the case in
order to furnish more evidence, and
the case was again, set for November
25. This date has come and gone and
the case is again continued without
a date, so far as we - know. Pawnee
(The editor of the Nebraska Inde
pendent wishes to remark in connec
tion with the statement by the editor
of the Pawnee Chief that imperialism
seems to be Drettv far advanced in this
country when a petty official' like a'
fourth, class postmaster tcan suppress
a long conducted! county paper? upon
hie nwn mntinn itMost ht the -rtenub-
lican postmasters In thi:i"state are such
insane partisans that if that power
rests in them we may expect that in
the, middle?; of pome campaign they
will suppress every opposition paper.
A publisher can recover, nothing , for
damages. They " Have the power and
they will not fail to make use of it
more and mqfe.) - y.f f 7
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Cascarets Candy Cathartic will ob
tain and secure them for you.- Genu
ine tablets stamped C. C. Cv Never
sold in bulk. All druggists, loc.
, , . '
THE RUSSIAN VOTER
worked for good wages in a railroad
shop, asked me what he should do.
He said he had permanent work and
got good wages; he had a wife and
several children. The foreman had
told them in the shop that the man
agers wished that all of them would
go out in uniform and march with
torches in republican processions In
several towns. The foreman did not
say that they must go, but he gave
them to understand that those who
did not turn out would be discharged.
That that was not ' a meaningless
threat' 'I afterward found out In
Woodlawn, where the section boss was
discharged because his . hoys wore
tsryan -caps. 1 -- r
Now, when I told that man that his
first duty is to save the bread . for. hid
family he had tears in his eyes when
he answered: "Yes, yes, I know, but
I am a man, too. You don't know
that it nearly breaks my heart." Now,
what else is that than tbe most abso
lute tyranny or real slavery? Who Is
cruel enough to condemn such men?
What would everyone of us do under
the same circumstances?
In the same number in which the
Independent makes its remarks about
foreign laborers is an advertisement
from a general railroad manager giv
ing the clergy notice to., get their
passes for i next year)- Thse gentle
men are hot so .scrupulous asv: that
common laborer, for - getting a-free
pass they will sell soul and body to
railroad companies and serve them
as. lacques, and I never -heajd that ; it.
DroKe me neart 01 a single one.
Members of congress, legisjators and
judges, too, get these free passes, and
some other pap from the railroads.
Every; free pass "increases hs cpsf f qr
transportation, wmcn cost must De
squeezed out from small business men
farmers and laborers, therefore we
should not be too severe on common
Change conditions that bribing is
impossible and that laborers can live
as men and they will; be all right.
Woodlawn, Jan. 2, 1902.
Independent All Right
Editor Independent: Wish you a
Happy New Year and a successful one.
Your paper and its principles are all
right. If the majority of the voters
thought as we do, I think we would
have a country similar, to the one our
forefathers fought for a land of the
free, and a home of the brave. I ha v.e
thought for years that the grand-old
party ; consisted of fools and knaves,
the tmajority" fools. You may" think
this; is pretty strong language for- an
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THE PAWNEE CHIEF
How This Great Imperial Government
Bchei Down and Robs a Country
Editor Week After Week
Since November 2 we have been
compelled; to pay third class postage
on the Chief in order to get it into the
malls. This means that we have paid
each week $6.65 more than second
class postage (the rate we are en
titled to under the law) would amount,
to. .With this Issue we have been held
up for $46.55 since November 2. We
have not been found guilty of violating
the postal laws in any particular, yet
we are, punished. 1 Our lawful right
have. been denied us pending an investigation-
by the postoffice department
of a complaint instigated by Post
master; Hassler that, t the Chief was
Not Worse Thnn Thousand of Americans
When Tliey1 Said "Hurrah" It
The Independent of last week is a
little hard on foreign laborers, but
especially on Russians, which it thinks
are only ignorant, stupid slaves. Now
these men in ' their homespun, self
made clothes look a little odd to' an
American, but we must not judge 'x
man according to his coat. I had the
chance to talk with a good many of
these people, and found out that they
are, on an average, just as intelligent
as other people. Several years ago,
before our press was censured and
totally muzzled, some members of the
Sutton Menonite colony sent regular
correspondence to the Staats Anzeiger
in Lincoln, which proved that the.se
men are well educated and know ju-?t
as well how to estimate and value
liberty as any American citizen
Morally, too, this ppple stand not
below -the average 'American. They
are industrious and saving and in
vestigation of the records of our
courts would Show that their percent
age of jail and penitentiary birds is
not higher, and I believe even lower,
than those of the Americans, espe
cially when we consider that a good
many fellows are outside of the peni
tentiary who by right should be inside
Several years ago I was at the state
fair in Lincoln and the greatest at
traction was an exhibition of silk
culture by the Russian Menonite col
ony in Sutton.
Now all that proves that these Rus
sian people? are in general just as
moral and intelligent as other peoples
But you will say that these Russian
laborers sold their votes at the last
election without knowing what they
were doing, but for that are the brib
ers more to blame than these laborers.
and, after all, are these laborers as
stupid as they look
In the campaign of J96 a good many
laborers "in Lincoln;' asked me- what
they should do, because their em
ployers had given them to understand
that they nad to take part in repuh
lican processions and Vote the repub
lipan ticket , or they would lose their
jobs and I advised everyone of them
to save the bread for their children
to do all that their employers wished
them to do; take all the money, which
they could get, but to vote according
to their convictions on election day.
Now, to an onlooker who saw, these
Russian laborers in 'republican proces
sions, hearing them shout "McKinley,"
it did seem that they were only a
crowd of ignorant idiots, but he would
have thought different if he had
known what they did say. Instead of a
"hurrah for McKinley" they were
shouting "kurak McKinley," as they
told me afterward. "Kurak" .is ; the
Russian word for ''blockhead.1'
You may say thai? that is . Immoral
and dishonest, but conditions and not
laborers are to blame for that. A
Enlisted for Life ?
; Editor Independent: Thank? for the
copies of your paper received. I sent
subscription last Saturday.' Yes, I like
it: I am much pleased with its edi
torials. I am glad to find so warm a
friend to the old principles that I
have advocated both; I In ' public r, and j
private for the last twenty-hve years.
I was in . the greenback convention n
Indianapolis in 1884 when James R.
Weaver, E. H. Gillett and others of
that stripe sang the requium over the
grave of the greenback organization
in the interest of Ben Butler. There
were three democrats to one green-
backer In that convention. But from
the ashes has arisen the populist party
advocating those same principles. I
am with you in their support while
life lasts. J. M. HALL.
Hamilton, N. Y.
THE DOCTORS EXTEND THEIR TIME
Owing to the Large Number- Who
fHaye Beeii Unable to See-' the Brit-v
ish Doctors, These Eminent Gentle
men Have Extended the Time for
Giving Their Services Free to All
Who Call Before February 2.
Owing to the large number of in
valids who have called upon the Brit
ish doctors at their office, cor. 11th
and N sts., Sheldon block, and who
have been able to see them, these emi
nent gentlemen have, by request, con
sented to continue giving their, ser
vices entirely free for three months
(medicines excepted) to all invalids
who call upon them for treatment be
tween nqw and February 2.
The services consist not only of con
sultation, examination and advice, but
also of all minor surgical operations.
The object In pursuing this course is
to become rapidly and personally ac
quainted with the sick and afflicted,
and under no conditions will any
charge whatever j be made for any ser
vices rendered for three months to all
who call before February 2.
I The doctors treat all forms of disease
and deformities and guarantee a cure
In every case they undertake. At the
1st interview a thorough examinaton is
made, and, if incurable, you are frank
ly and kindly told so; also advised
against spending your money for use
less treatment. -
Male and female weakness, t catarrh
and catarrhal deafness, also rupture,
goitre, cancer, all skin diseases and all
diseases of the rectum, are positively
cured by their new treatment. .
The Chief Associate Surgeon of the
Institute is in personal charge.
Office hours, from 9 a. m. till 8 p. m.
No Sunday hours.
Special Notice If you cannot call,
eend stamp for question blank for
It is the Best
Editor Independent: Enclosed Und
bank draft for the Independent. : Ex
cuse me for being careless) but orfll
the papers that I take It i3 the bes
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New Upright Pianos from Si. 50 to S coo
'Also a complete line of Organs, Violins, Mandolins, Guitars,
fbheet Music,' Jookfy and Musical Merchandise.
',: "I'rices alifays the lowest anjd' terms the most reason
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..New discoveries are being Inade each year, whereby the products of
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TRUST adds much to the selling price of goods of all kinds. The usual
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able on receiving goods. Goods delivered in 30 days of order. This of
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cent under trust prices, regardless of quality. Address
WALTER JOHNSON, Se&aska. j
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A Million Subscribers . .
Editor Independent: I must soy
that the sample - copies that I have
received are all right and I endorse
every sentiment contained therein. I
am glad to know your paper has tlte
courage without favor to give its read
ers the true condition of the country
upon topics that interest the people
most dearly at this time. I sincerely
hope you will continue to gain in cir
culation until you have a million sub
scribers. Every workingman throughout the
whole country should be a subscriber
and reader of the Independent. We
must overthrow this corrupt repub
lican party from the president down
or we will in the end be slaves worse
than" African slaves. Down with the
trust3 and this imperialism or this
republic is gone. - ' " l
I am a democrat and I believe In
Jeffersonian principles. 4
There is so much ignorance that it
is hard work to educate the masses,
but if we had about ten thousand suoh
papers as the Independent and Bryan's
Commoner we could make good pro
gress. I hope that we can elect a
democratic-populistic congress, this
year. Then the country will be safe,
My subscription to the Commoner
expires this month 1 think, and when
I renew I will Include your most val
uable paper. Since reading your pa
per I must continue to be a subscriber.
J. P. METZGER.
Virginia City, Nev.' ''
Will Make Sure of It
Editor of the .Independent:
favor' of the 28thf inst. received this
morning. Your welcome paper lLas
been eominer nrrvmntlv as? reniiesfoil.
After reading theCNSrst copy my heart
times gone by when we had independ
ent papers in Philadelphia , that ad
vocated ' measures that benefited tbe
whole people. I was curious to know
the reason for the last democratic vic
tory in the municipal election in Bos
ton and anxiously looked for informa
tion in one of the fake democratic
papers of Philadelphia, but there was
only a few lines of 'news telling of
the majority vote, but nothing of th
causes, .and in the 'editorial depart
mentthere were a few lines stating
that the Boston election showed what
democrats could do when, they got to
gether. Your first copy of the Inde
pendent told me the reason, which was
on account? of the, adoption of the
populistic principle in. tbeir platform.
So, to make sure that I will get the
news that the "Jaens" editors do not
print, I hereby encIoseyou $1.00 for a
year's" subscription; which please send
as heretofore to JAS. A. HALEY.
' Philadelphia, - Pa.
: The Best of all
Editor - Independent: We have
mailed you a sample copy of the Mas
sena Forum and trust that you will see
fit to exchange with'us. You ought to
have onejaorthern, New York, weekly
to sound the clarion of democracy
from where the mighty St.' Lawrence
rolls. .We want The Independent and
must have.it; even ..we have to pay
for it as it Is easily the best weekly pa
per published in this country, and the
most ably voices the hope's, aspira
tions and demands of the common peo
ple; the submerged seven-eighths, the
farmers, the -mechanics and the la
borers of the country.
-M. B. MURPHY,
Manager Massena Forum.
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