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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT.
April 3, 1902.
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Ir. Laurie J. Quinby of Omaha is
entitled to the palm as the be3t all
round f usionist in Nebraska. Although
affiliating with the populists, and be
ing an ardent greenbacker, yet his
writings show how thoroughly he has
absorbed the socialistic idea of value
ana the Henry George idea of taxa
tion. He is a single taxer, green
backer and socialist in one. What
puzzles The Independent is to know
how Mr. Quinby reconciles his green
back ideas with the idea that value is
"crystallized labor," as Karl Marx
: The way so many scoundrels get and
hold their offices may be understood
by examining the careers of Powderly
arid Clem Deaver. It is now announced
that Powderly is not to be dismissed
from the service, but given another
position. It was a matter of necessity
that the republican party should give
Clem Deaver an office. If it had not
he would have told how he got the
money to run his "true populist" cam
paign and made public the names of
the men who gave it to him. The
same sort of reason keeps Powderly
in office. If he were removed he could
tell things. Numerous other scoun
drels obtain and hold office under the
republican party in the same way.
"The Minneapolis Journal says that
torture of the severest kind is used all
over the United States by the police
officials. It declares ihat "it is applied
unflinchingly and relentlessly, and
with, such severity that the prisoner is
frequently rendered wild or insane
with fear and pain. Human endur
ance and self-control fail before soma
of the methods employed." Thus un
der, this imperialism the constitution
goes, section - by section, and pretty
soon there will be none of it left. The
constitutional provision that no "cruel
ant unusual punishment shall be in
flicted," has no terrors for a police
K 1 !..!.ll.l I
umt ci a a mug ms an iinyei iciiisl is ul
the head of the government.
forger Funston says that Roosevelt
approves of all his speeches and asked
hfm to go east and repeat them. When
aman of his character makes such
assertions it will be well to await
some corroboration before giving it
credence. A man who in an official
report acknowledges that he com
mitted forgery, as Funston did in his
report of the capture - of , Aguinaldo,
willever after have to bring something
besides his . own word before people
will accept his statement as the truth.
Nevertheless the fact remains that
Roosevelt has riot issued a reprimand
to a military officer who declared that
persons who sent - a petition to con
gress should be hung and declared
that some of the most eminent men in
the senate and house were "copper
heads." '-yy- !- .
The Independent has often called
attention to the big stealing arid lit
tle stealing done - by. the rich.. They
still keep it up. A lot of the four hun
dred stole all .the silver ware at the
luncheon given to Prince Henry at the
launching of the emperor's yacht and
now one among a few of the very se
lect who were invited to a musicale by
Mrs. . Roosevelt at the White . house
stole the very valuable cloak belong
ing to lime. Dyas, who was the singer
they came to hear. Mrs. Roosevelt
went out and bought one as near nka
it as she could to make good the loss
to the singer. Such acts indicate the
morals of the whole gang of rich. If
you want to find the generally honest,
go among the poor, not the rich. That
is proven by the fact that millions of
dollars' worth of goods are sent to
them by the supply houses all over the
United States simply upon orders and
the bills are always paid.
Man's . ingratitude seems as inborn
and permanent as the instincts of self
preservation. 'The imperialists of
Great Britain now turn against the
late Cecil Rhodes, and the dispatches
say that the news of his death was re
ceived in London without emotion.
"The danger of a crash in the South
African market had been forestalled
by the formation -of the Beit syndicate
and the passing of the colossus seemed
to cause concern on no other ground."
Naturally enough among thos9 who
oppc33 the Boer war, little weeping
could : be expected over the death of
the prime instigator, of that war;, but
among those who have carried on that
war, even a little hypocritical display
of sorrow would be preferable to the
miserable cold-bloodedness manifested.
It ought to be a lesson to ambitious!
men." vv7ss7X-sy'' '
" The courts have never ' hesitated to
interfere in the interest of the cor
porations where workingmen were to
be enjoined, but when Judge Grosscup
was asked to interfere against the in
terest pf the corporations" and issue
an injunction to prevent them from
making discriminations in freight and
passenger rates he was staggered at
the very thought and said that it was
a very grave thing for the courts to
undertake. Although the roads made
no serious fight against the issuing of
such an injunction, the judge begged
for time . to consider the matter be-
. For over sixty years Mrs. Winslow's
Soothing Syrup has been used by
mothers for their children while teeth
ing. Are you disturbed at night and
broken of your rest by a sick child
suffering and crying with pain of Cut
ting Teeth? If so; send at once and
get a bottle of "Mrs. Winslow's Sooth
ing Syrup" for Children Teething. Its
value Is incalculable. It will relieve
the poor little sufferer; immediately.
Depend upon it, mothers, there Is no
mistake about it. It cures diarrhoea,
regulates the stomach and bowels,
cures windcolic, softens the gums, re
duces inflammation, and gives tone
and energy to the whole system. "Mrs.
Winslow's Soothing Syrup" for chil
dren teething is pleasant to the taste
and is the prescription of one of the
oldest and best female physicians and
nurses in the United States, and is for
sale by all druggists throughout the
world. Price, 25 -cents a bottle. Be
sure and ask for "Mrs. Winslow's
Soothing Syrup." .
We offer One Hundred Dollars Re
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not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
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We, the undersigned, have known
F. J. Cheney fcr the last 15 years, and
believe him perfectly honorable in all
business transactions and financially
able to carry out any obligation made
by their firm.
West & Truax, Wholesale Druggists,
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Price, 75c per bottle. Sold by all drug
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Hall's Family Pills are the best.
If ' You
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;and look over our big stock of the new
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and illustrates the new spring styles
but also contains samples of many of
our most Attractive Men's and Boys'
Suits. You will readily see by the
prices quoted how much you save by
ordering your clothing and shoes from
us. We can save you money on every
purchase and are always willing to re
fund the price of goods sent out if not
satisfactory. You will find the Mayer
system of filling mail orders a very sat
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fore rendering a decision. This same
judge never asked for time to consider
when the question was one of the im
prisonment of a workingman without
a trial by jury. He just went for the
workingman without any hesitation at
It is not hard to find evidences ev
ery day of the rapid advance of an
archy in the United States not the
sort that requires the enactment of
legislation such as recently received
the president's signature, but the kind
that boldly defies the law. Theoretic
ally all men are equal in the eyes of
the law and the order of a court is just
as binding on one man as another;
but under the system of anarchy grow
ing up it- makes alt the difference in
the world against whom the order
runs. A writ of mandamus against
the street car systems of Chicago to
compel them " to issue transfers is
boldly and defiantly disobeyed. Col
umns of "space are used in the daily
press commenting on the unusual fact
that J. Pierpont Morgan obeyed a sub
poena and appeared in court to testi
fy in the case of Power against the
Northern . Pacific Railroad company.
It is notorious that these plutocrats
pay absolutely no attention to the or
ders" of a court; and they give testi
mony when they choose to, and not
otherwise. . ' ''
. 'In the case of the State of Nebraska
vs. " Standard Oil company, Attorney
General Smyth had subpoenas issued
for Rockefeller and a number of other
oil magnates, but the sheriff's office
down in New York refused to serve
them on the ground that that office was
not a detective agency and could not
undertake to find people. What is the
use of government, of laws, of courts,
if part of the people can refuse to obey
the laws or court orders? These are
some of the things which cause an-
archy and anarchists.
REPUBLIC OR EMPIRE
Step by step imperialism advances
and very soon the republic, as Wash
ington and Jefferson established it,
will be a thing of the past unless the
people wake up and call a halt. In
the last few weeks three bills have
been put on their passage In congress,
any one of which would have caused
an outcry from one end of the land to
the other If they had been introduced
ten years ago. One provides a body
guard of regular troops for the presi
dent under command of an officer of
the regular army. The number of mili
tary guards is not limited and the
commanding general, if so inclined,
can detail a whole regiment for. that
purpose. The other bills establish the
European military system in this coun
try the one prepared by Secretary
Root and the other by Congressman
Dick. The .first establishes a general
staff and concentrates all military
power in the hands of the president
and the other creates "a reserve" out
of the militia and makes that force
subservient to the authority of the
president. Here are all the provisions
for the establishment of a dictatorship,
the necessary power being centered in
the president. The anarchy billit is
not an anti-anarchy bill has provi
sions intended to terrorize the press,
all of which taken together prepares
the way for the man on horseback.
These steps toward establishing" im
perial authority In these states as well
as in the Philippines, have been taken
quietly and a subsidized daily press
has not a word to say. The people in
the main are entirely ignorant of the
introduction of, or the effect that these j
bills will - have if enacted into law. j
Mr. Bryan has long been saying that j
this nation could not endure half re
public and half empire.
PLUTOCRATS AND PAUPERS
Not long ago one of the Lincoln pa
pers contained a graphic description
of a scene in police court and the ac
tions of a disreputable colored woman
who was defendant. Not a movement
of the defendant escaped the eagle eye
of the penny-a-liner who needed a
"story." He told how she threw '"her
head on her arms and leaned heavily
on a table in front of her, how ; she
rolled her eyes and glared at the spec
tators. .; . - ,. ... . ' :"':;-v
One thing may be said in , their
praise r- Reporters are very democratic
in their treatment of subjects, ; al
though often overlooking points the
public is vitallyjnterested in and writ-
press reports of the Power case de
scribe the actions of J. Pierpont Mor
gan while on the witness stand. Al
though extremely trivial matters to be
reported," The Independent , reproduces
a paragraph to show that the Lincoln
negress and J. Pierpont both exhibited
similar symptoms while on the wit
During the examination Mr.
Morgan leaned back heavily in his
chair, his left hand thrust from
time to time deeply in his trous
ers pocket. , He toyed with an en
velope impatiently, now knocking
it against his knee, now against
the table, on which his right arm
rested. -His eyes expressed im
. patience. They roamed about in
extreme 'restlessness- while ques
tions' jwere being put to him, but
' the moment he was ready to an
swer they fixed themselves on Mr.
Lambfi' : :
GOODS AKD VALUES
Let us make a clear distinction be-
tween goods and the values of good3.
Individual- man produces goods; so
ciety gives them value. It is mislead
ing to talk, as the single taxers do,
about the "value" that the individual
has created. In fact, it is misleading
to talk about man creating anything.
All he can do is to change the direc
tion of forces and make them useful
to him. No, man ever created a kernel
of wheat or corn, or a building, or ma
chinery". He simply took advantage
of natural forces and assisted nature
In bringing about the desired result.
This is called production.
No man ever created or produced
value. He may produce valuable
goods, but the value is the result of
society; (mankind collectively). The
value of land and everything . else is
primarily dependent upon society ; and
if society : : 'may take the value it
creates, it must necessarily take all
valuable, goods. ;
? But the good itself i3 one thing its
value quite another. Suppose we say
that society may take of the value of
all goods so much as represents the
portion .of such goods not produced
by man.. That will fit the single tax
er's contention better. How much of
a plow is to be. credited to nature and
how much to the labor of man?. Sup
pose ; we. say 95 per cent is the direct
resultiof .man's labor and, that 5 per
cent, js due . to nature. ? Then society
is certainly justified, under the single
taxer's contention, in taking 5 per
cent of the value of that plow by taxa
tiojt.: -What portion of farm land - is
therdfrect result of man's labor and
how much must be credited to nature?
Suppose we say each should be credited
withfef.OfPer cent. Then society would
be justified in taking by taxation, if
th . single : taxers are correct, 50 per
cent of the value of that land.
, Th&; rule is just, as good when ap
plied, to any other goods as it is when
applied to land. Man just as truly pro
duces land as anything else, only it is
probable ; that nature does a larger
part of the work than would be true,
say in the case of a watch spring or
some delicate machinery. But no man
can give a scientific rule for ascer
taining just what per cent of any
good Is the direct result of man's la
bor, and, what per cent is wholly due
to nature; and for this reason the
single taxers' fundamental principles
of taxation must be held unsound be
cause impracticable. ,
Our 1902 catalogue of Nursery Stock
and Seeds is - a money-saver. Get it.
Seed potatoes, $1.00 to $1.50 bushel;
apple trees, 5 to 6 ft., $12.00 per 100;
plum trees, $10.00 per 100; 60 varieties
strawberries; seed corn. We pay
freight. Send for catalogue, 52 pages,
free. Everyone answering this ad.
and cut 1 this out and send 10c silver
can select 20 cents' worth of seeds
from our book. J. M. T. WRIGHT
NURSERY CO. Portland, Jay Co., Ind.
A True Statement.
Editor: Independent: I have seen the
statement several times in the Inde
pendent, that the Philippine commis
sion made a law making it treason
against the United States government
to- print, read or distribute the. deer
laration of independence in the P. I.
A reader "of 1 the Toledo Blade says he
doesn't believe it and has written the
Blade for information. I am a reader
of . the Independent and believe it
teaches the truth on political as well
as other auestions and would be
sorry indeed if the editor could not
prove his statements. I take great
pleasure.jjn reading the Independent
for it has the proper ring to it. I am
glad that we (the populists) of Ne
braksa have at least one paper that
is not afraid to sound out the truth
without fear or favor. Please give
me the source of your information on
that question as I expect the Blade
to deny the charge. J. H. WRIGHT.
- Ruskin; Neb.
(The act itself has been printed in
The Independent. Ed. Ind.)
SWEET PRUNE PLUM.
In September, 1901, Mr. E. D. Ham
mond, proprietor of the Norfolk Nur
sery, picked three bushels of plums
from" a single sweet prune plum tree
in his orchard. The tree was but five
years old. It began bearing when
two years old. This is the only kind
of prune plum that has been a success
in Nebraska. It has endured the
drouth of '93 and '94 and the hard
winter of 99. It is a grand success
for northwestern Nebraska.
Those desiring FRUIT TREES or
SEED POTATOES should write for
full particulars and free catalogue to
E. D. Hammond, proprietor Norfolk
Organization of the Congressional Com
mitteeNo Military Hero but one
Washington, D. C, March 29, 1902.
The democratic congressional com
mittee has taken the preliminary step
toward putting , up the most aggres
sive campaign for winning the next
congress which the country has seen
in the last twelve years.
We have now had four successive
republican congresses, and. the amount
of bad legislation, extravagant expen
ditures and onerous and unequal tax
ation which has been heaped upon a
long-suffering country has made the
democratic prospects bright with
The selection of Congressman Griggs
of Georgia Is but a preliminary to
placing Ben -T Cable of Illinois as the
head of a strong campaign committee,
and Hon. Lewis Nixon of New York
at the head of the finance committee.
Mr. Cable is one of the ablest and
most successful campaign managers
whom the democratic party possesses.
With him will be associated both in
and out of congress the ablest man
agers in the party.
Mr." Nixon is well known as the suc
cessor to Richard Croker as the head
of the Tammany finance committee.
He is a Virginian by birth, a former
naval officer, now at the head of the
Crescent shipyards, young, aggressive
and successful. His remarkable tal
ents as an organizer and harmonizer
are being shown by his successful ef
forts in bringing the New York city
and up-state democrats into an active
union for the fall campaign. Asso
ciated with each of the above named
gentlemen will be democrats thorough
ly In harmony with the party's future
Not only is congress to be looked
after, but the whole fight will be
waged as though the presidential elec
tion itself were pending In the effort
to secure as many northern and west
era states with their legislatures as
may be possible, to win senators cor
rect legislative and congressional ger
rymanders, and thus pave the way
for the great contest of 1904.
It is a noticeable fact that no legis-f
lation of importance to the people of
the United States seems likely to be-'
come a law at this session of congress.;
The Chinese exclusion act is still
held up, although months have been
consumed to the consideration of var
ious Philippine problems.
The anti-injunction bill asked for
by ; every labor organization in the
United States has been changed into a
measure which proposes to legalize ev
ery . arbitrary usurpation of right
which has disgraced a corporation
The eight-hour bill on government
contract work will be side-tracked, but
the ship subsidy bill will become a law.
' There will be no reform of the tariff
on trust protected . articles, but there
are excellent prospects for the adop
tion of a bill legalizing railroad pool
, There will be no anti-trust' legis
lation Whatever, but several measures
looking to the increase of the mill
tary power of the government are in
high favor with the majority party.
Roosevelt will have no military
heroes but himself. Having side
tracked Dewef and Schley, he would
also humiliate in every way possible
the lieutenant general commanding
the army. If there Is any one thing
which , General Miles knows it is how
to handle half savage people. He was
the most successful Indian fighter we
have ever had. And more than that,
he succeeded in pacifying the most im
placable hostiles by showing them the
manifest advantages of peace with the
government. He wanted to try it on
the Filipinos by taking over some Cu
bans and Porto Ricans to go among
the hostile Filipinos and show that
they would have a great measure of
liberty, and independence under Am
General Miles' plan, born of long ex
perience, would cost not over a hun
dred dollars and might save ten thou
sand per cent on the investment.
But it was immediately rejected in
curt and humiliating terms by both
Roosevelt and Root. This despite the
fact that Governor Taft says the army
is making more trouble than it is
subduing. D. P. B.
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Black Mercerized Sateen waists, with tucks and
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Children's Leghorn hats, .trimmed with pink or blue
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Leghorn hats trimmed with mull' or flowers, mull Q mj
edged with Jace, at. V.. '. vv. 1 ". . '. . . - J I
New line of Ladies' trimmed hats in all the newest
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Ladies' new straw hats "from $5.00
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Mexican hats 7 !
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We carry the largest and most- elegant line of millinery
Lincoln, at popular prices.
Just received a. new shipment of Printed Batiste in"7 I r.
new and stylish patterns, exceptional value. . .
Printed Batiste in a better quality, in all the handsome
colors or iyu spring styles, only.
Lace stripes in delicate colored grounds with black
lace effects, special value at
Mercerized satin striped Batiste in exquisite colorings,
Black Mercerized grenadines in new and handsome 3 r
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Butterick patterns and ptiblications. We are sole asents for Lincolu.
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A Horrible Example.
Often the editor of The Independent
is criticised for using harsh terms,
and especially in naming certain peo
ple "mullet heads." The following
clipped irom The Laborer's Banner,
Brewton, Ala., credited to the Pensa-
cola (Fla.) News, will explain why he
is sometimes called upon to use the
term "mullet head:" :
"The statement that the cost of
living has increased 40 per cent since
1897 has been met by the assertion
that a dollar will now purchase 40
per cent more than it would in 1897,
but no one has yet added the fact
that it was 40 per cent easier to get
the dollar in 1897 than it Is now."
Now, The Independent does not ap
ply the term to either of the papers
named, but to the person whose brain
(or the vacuum where it ought to be)
is so constituted that he can believe
such contradictory statements as are
expressed in the paragraph quoted.
If the cost of living has Increased 40
per cent, then the dollar has decreased
In purchasing power nearly 30 per
cent. In other words, a given article
that could be bought for $1 in 1897 to
day costs $1.40, and the dollar today
will buy only 71.41 per cent of that
article. If the dollar has decreased
in purchasing power 30 per cent since
1897, then it is Just 7-10 as hard to get
as it was then. But the quoted para
graph says the dollar was 40 per cent
easier to get in 1897. Then it must
have been that much cheaper than it
Is today, and, consequently, prices
must have been correspondingly high
er In 1897 than they now are; and
this refutes the statement that the cost
of living has increased 40 per cent.
The two assertions: that prices have
increased 40 per cent, that the dollar
has increased in purchasing power 40
per cent, are so absolutely contradic
tory and ridiculous that The Indepen
dent always reserves its favorite ex
pression, "mullet head," for such as
really believe that the two could pos-
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