The Nebraska independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1896-1902, April 24, 1902, Page 2, Image 2
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT April X'i, 1902 Bargains .Boys We sell Boys' Clothing on the same small profit basis as -Men's Clothing. Our boys' Department is three times as large and tnree times as attractive as ever before. We show stylish, uptodate suits for boys 4 to 14 from 98 cents ' up and good honest dressy long pants suits from $3.75 up; If you .have boys to clothe write at once for new catalogue showing samples lof cloth and describing lome of our. choic rest styles of boys' suits. We are sending out Boys' Suits in all directions by express and we can please and fit YOUR boys as well as other . peoples. We are sure you will like our Mail Order Service both for Men's and Boys' wear and vwei want you to always remember you are under no ob ligation to keep anything you do not like. We are as anxious. to please you as you are to be pleased and in this spirit we fill every order that comes to us. n-M -i TXV Ml Lincoln, Nebraska. ay tem that taxes them according to what they eat, drink and wear. At the next national democratic con vention the Free Trade league will he there with banners, with "Equal rights to all and special privileges to none" inscribed thereon. The fifteen vied presidents of Massachusetts will ?e there with Charles Francis Adams II. in spirit The vice presidents of the other seventeen states of the union will be there; if not in body, certainly in spirit. J. Sterling 1 Morton, vice president for Nebraska, will be there. Besides Massachusetts and Nebraska, the vice presidents f or Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, California, Illinois, Indiana. Maryland, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia will be there. Besides the officials of this organization, many politicians and statesmen of the Northern states will be there, though not members. David B. Hill of New York will be there, Grover Cleveland, if not in body, certainly in spirit, of New Jersey, will be there. David B. will be New York's candidate for'pres ident of the United States. They will exhibit their banner, inscribed with "Equal rights to all, special privileges to none," but all that they will ask, to be inserted in the platform, will be "Tariff for revenue only." These men will "be told by the convention that such a tariff is a special privilege for the rich to be exempt from taxation according to their wealth; and that the. party cannot indorse such a doc trine as "pure" democracy; that an income tax must be Inserted in lieu of a revenue tariff; and that "revenue reform" means the commencement of an agitation for Income taxes: Instead of further agitation for revenue tariffs. They will probably be reminded that in 1896 the democratic party pro nounced for an income tax and that the party cannot recede from this position, that tariffs for revenue only are inconsistent with income taxes and that the two systems cannot stand together. If they cannot accept this as "Equal rights to all," they can go to the republican party, where they can at least find congenial company in advocating a single gold "standard." If they find that they can not agree with the republicans as to protection, they, can agree with them on th money question, keeping the mints open to free and unlimited coinage of gold, which will allow a few owners of gold bullion to take their private property to a public mint, built at th public expense, and have it converted into coin without cost to the private owners; and in having the sovereign power of the. national government an nexed to the coin, so that everybody is obliged to accept it in payment of all debts; and In allowing the national banks to issue circulating notes to be used as money. They can do oil this and call it consistency. They nave done it before and they will do ;t again. It is quite evident that these "free traders" believe in a "tariff for revenue only" as a mere political ex pedient; they do not believe that it has anything to do with Justice or equal rights and they think that there is a number of democrats in the northern states, who, joined with the democrats of the south, can nominate a democratic candidate for president and elect him and thereby get poss ession of the national government and divide the spoils of office among them selves.. In all this they do not show good political sense, because it is no longer possible to nominate a revenue reformer of the free trade kind in a democratic national , convention, and, if it could be done, it will be lmpos- DEAFNESS CANNOT BE CURED by local applications as they cannot reach the diseased portion of the ear. There is only one way to cure deaf ness, and that Is by constitutional remedies. Deafness is caused by an inflamed condition of the mucous lin ing of the Eustachian Tube, "When this tube is inflamed you have a rum bling sound or imperfect hearing, and when it is entirely closed, Deafness is the result, and unless the inflammation can be taken out and this tube restored to its normal condition, hearing will be destroyed forever; nine casts out of ten are caused by Catarrh, which is nothing but an inflamed condition of the mucous surfaces. We will give One Hundred Dollars for any case of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for cir culars, free. F. J. CHENEY & Co., ,. . ,. Toledo, .0. Sold by Druggists. 75c. Hall's Family Pills are the best, sible to elect such a candidate. The "free traders" are gold demo crats, as they call themselves. They can believe in free coinage of gold without believing in free coinage of silver. They can see that free coinage of silver Is wrong, but they cannot see that free coinage of gold Is equally wrong. When we had free coinage of silver dollars and the private owners of. silver bullion were putting 371 grains of pure silver in each dollar at the pablle mint, silver bullion was worth $1.29 per ounce by law, because 480 grains made an ounce and every ounce of silver made as much money as S71Vi went times into 480, which was one and twenty-nine and over, and every time anybody brought sil ver bullion to the mint, they received silver coin dollars which were a legal tender for all debts, and thereby sil ver bullion was $1.29 per ounce by legal tender law. Silver could not bs lower than that, as long as the mints stood open to free and unlimited coin age of silver dollars. After the mints, however, were closed to free coin age Of silver and the government was obliged to go into the market, in order to buy silver bullion for coinage of silver dollars, silver fell to about 60 cents per ounce and the silver in each sliver dollar cost the government about 50 cents in gold. Then the gold democrats "and others " raised a hire and cry about a 50-cent silver dollar and called for a suppression of further coinage of such dollars. They could not endure free and unlimited or even a limited coinage of silver dollars They lost their reason to such an ex tent, that they could not remind the people, that what cost the government 50 cents in gold, was paid as equal to a 100 cents in gold. The mints still stand open to free and unlimited coinage of gold, al though closed to free coinage of sil ver. The private owners of gold bul lion are allowed to take their gold to the mints and have it coined at the public expense, putting about 24 grains of pure gold into each dollar, and as long as 480 grains make an ounce and 24 grains of gold are put into each dol lar, gold bullion' will be $20.00 per ounce by law as anybody can see bv dividing 480 by 24. This is partly be cause the mints are open,, to free coin age of gold, partly because all gold coins are a legal tender for debt. Gold cannot fall below $20.00 per ounce as long as the mints are open to free coinage of this metal and gold coin dollars are a legal tender for debts. One of the first results, then, of free coinage of gold is to fix an ar bitrary government price for gold, without regard to its value. If gold shou!d be a hundred times as abundant (without Increased demand its PRICE would still be the same, although its VALUE might be a hundred times less. On the other hand, if gold should be a hundred times as scarce and its value a hundred times greater. Its price nevertheless would, still be $20.00 per ounce. This is one of the special privileges which free coinage of gold confers. It Is a fixity or unchangp ableness of price by statute law with out regard to value. Whoever makes the ? law makes the - price. We have never tried closing the mints to free coinage of gold, in order to compel it owners to. go into th market to get. a price for their commodity, as th owners of gold have compelled ths owners of silver to do. Gold democrats; can' see great wrong in free coinage of silver, but they cannot see any wrong in free coinage of gold. Their reasoning is as erron eous on money as on tariff. They ought to fall into the ranks of some political party and be led, instead ot trying to constitute themselves leaders of public opinion. Whoever consents to be led by them will certainly go astray. It is dangerous for those who have eyes to follow those who have no eyes. Any man who can se1) great wrong in allowing the owners of stiver mines to take their product to the public mint and have it coined as public expense into money and can not, at' the same time, see equal or greater wrong in allowing the owners of gold mines to take their product to the same mints and have ft coined, on the same terms, into money, must certainty he blind. ; ' If the democratic , party, adopts the program of the gold democrats, it will put itself in the position of being op posed to protection merely without an objective point or single affirmation. They will not be at liberty to advocate revenue tariffs, because a large major ity of the people in the north are op posed to them and not a single north ern state can be carried on such an Is sue.? They will not be at liberty to ad vocate an income tax. because it wi! not be in the platform and nobody wil trust the party on the issue. Nor will they be at. liberty to advocate free coinage of silver, because free ! coin age of gold will be in the platform without free coinage of silver. Thus the party will stand upon a single ne gation, and that will be opposition t'j protection, with no definite Dolicy fis a substitute. It is time for the democratic party to be for something instead of being against everything. Since the cm .war it has been in the objective mood merely opposing such measures as the republicans proposed and seeking make issues . by opposing whatever they do, and then, perhaps, after wards adopting what they have done This was the history of the party un til 1896, and it is time to go further on, instead of going backward. JOHN S. DE HART. Jersey City, N. J. A DEMOCRATIC COUP! (Continued from Page One.) how the fusion members are getting along. He sits just a little to the front and left of the four fusion members from Nebraska and he has cultivated a new side glance to watch - Stark, Shallenberger, Robinson and Neville During the Cuban debate. Burkett was busy watching the -ther five members. He had to keep first looking, to the left to watch the only David and then quickly turn his face toward the fus- lonists. That side glance of his is un equalled and it is wonderful that he has rot appealed to some other mem ber to trade seats with him so that he could watch the other representa tives from Nebraska. It will be noted that Burkett and Mercer first voted to sustain the chair and later broke on the record vote. WILLIAM W. BRIDE. 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 cniid Suffering and crying with pain of Cut ting Teeth? If so send at once and get a bottle of "Mrs. Winslow's sootn- Ing Syrup" for Children Teething. Jts 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 wind colic, 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 tho oldest and best female physicians and nurses in the United States, and if for sale by all druggists throughout the world. Price, 25 cents a bottle. Be. sure and ask for "Mrs. Winslows Soothing Syrup." ' THE POWER TO TAX (Continued from Page One.) a state shall be party." "In all the other cases before mentioned (in Par. 1, Sec. 2) the supreme court- shall have appellate jurisdiction, both as to law and fact, with ' such exceptions, and under such regulations as tlva congress shall make." The Eleventh amendment restricted the judicial power of the United States by provid ing that "th.j judicial power of tin-. United States to extend shall not be construed to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by citizens of an other state, or by citizens or subjects of any foreign state." .Slowly but surely, however, the fed eral courts have been usurping the functions of both the legislative and executive departments. As The In dependent has many times pointed out, the government of the United States devolves upon five men a majority of the nine judges of the supreme court both congress and the presi dent in many senses being more aux illlaries. It is needless to recite much history of the encroachments of this branch of the government upon the functions of the two others, more im portant branches the instances have been discussed innumerable times. "The powers not delegated to the United States by the constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are re served to the states, respectively, or to the people." So says the Tenth amendment. It is as much a part of the supreme law of the land as it ever was. A rational, reasonable construc tion of it, in connection with the other parts of the constitution, Is as desir able today as it ever was. The ex ereme position on the one hand, held so tenaciously by the people of the south, making state sovereignty the substance and the federal government a mere shadow, was never tenable. The question of at least one state's "right" the "right" to secede was pretty thoroughly thrashed out In the civil war and decided adversely to the "right." But that decision did not abrogate the Tenth amendment. It Is still part of our supreme law,; although each succeeding decision of the fed eral court where the question is in volved whittles away a portion of the amendment and enlarges the scope of that paragraph of the con stitution which empowers congress "to make all laws which shall be nec essary and proper for carrying Into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by this con stitution in the government of the United States, or in any department or officer thereof." An absolutely "strict", construction of the federal constitution is just as un desirable as a "liberal" constructor, carried to extremes. A mere league of all-powerful states and a weak gen eral government is not an ideal govern, ment. On the other hand, the pres ent trend of judicial decisions is to build up an all-powerful general gov ernment and deprive the states of the powers reserved to them by the tenth amendment and this is just as unde sirable as the other extreme." The federal constitution provides that "The United States shall guar antee to every state In this union a republican form of government," that Is to say, a representative democracy, where the laws are enacted,1 enforced, and . interpreted, by officers elected by the people of the state In other words, local self-government Is guar anteed to each state by the federal constitution. In this local self-government each state is supreme, and re served to it, "or to the people," are all powers not delegated, expressly or impliedly, to the United States. Now, local self-government implies local taxation and must include not only the power to tax for local pur poses but also the power to enact laws prescribing how the assessments and levies shall be made, by what officers, and the power to elect or appoint such officers. Taxation is the chief attri bute of sovereignty. When the power to tax is denied any state-then its sovereignty 5-5 gone. As Thomas G. Shearman sa3: "Government im plies taxation, as truly as the exis tence of animated nature implies food Taxation is the indispenslble condi tion of all . , government. Taxes are the food upon which it lives. Without taxes it must die. If all offices of government were filled gratuitously, it would none , the le3s be maintained by taxation, although the only direct tixpayers would be the officeholders." Of course the Grosscup-Humphrey decision is not final. It will doubt less be taken on appeal to the supreme court of the United States. Just what the outcome there will be no man should risk his reputation guessing. Yet there is no doubt that even ths supreme court of the United States has its ears to the ground and that if popular disapproval of the Grosscup Humphrey decision is strong enough, there ? is yet some hope rthat it may be reversed. Not only are the people of Illonlos vitally interested; but the people of every other state. If the decision is good law, then in Nebraska any attempt to compel the railroads to bear their just share of the taxes must result in failure. Governor Sav age and his associates may make the railroad assessment as high as the; please the railroads If not satisfied will simply enjoin collection of the taxes levied against them on the ground that the Fourteenth amend ment has received a severe strain. It is interesting to note, however, that the United States supreme court does not agree with Judges Grosscup and Humphrey regarding the market value of stocks., and bonds. Just as well say that the market value of cat tle, wheat, corn, or hogs Is "fictitious because these are the subject of spec ulatlon ? and gambling. The fact is that every railroad that has ever been sold as an entirety has always brought from five to fifteen per cent higher price than the market value of smal ler portions of Its stocks or bonds. "It is a cardinal rule, said Mr. Jus tice Brewer, in Adams Express Com pany vs. Ohio, 166 U. S., 185 and 220, "which should never be forgotten, that whatever property is worth for the purpose of vincome and sale, it is also worth ; for;,-the purpose of taxation. What a mockery of substantial justice it would be for a corporation, whoso property is worth to its stockholders for the purpose of income and sale $16,800,000, to be adjudged liable for taxation upon only one-fourth of that amount. The value which property bears in the market, the amount for which its stock can be bought and sold, IS THE REAL VALUE. Bus- ness men do not pay cash for prop erty in moonshine and dreamland. They buy and pay for that which is of value in its power to produce in come, or for purposes of sale." fN f IV J -a- TOBACCO SPIT LVJ1 J and SMOKE ' ' M . ' Your Lif eaway ! You can be cured of any farm of tobacco usinsr easily be made well, strong, magnetic, full of acw life and vigor by taking HQ-TO-iSAO, that m&kes weak men strong. Many pais ten pounds in ten days. OTer SOO.O'OO cured. All druggists. Cure guaranteed. &ook let and advice FREE. Address STERLING HMDY CO., Chicago or New York. 433 WEAK MEN Is your health worth a 2-cent stamp? If so. then write ua at once, enclosing a 2-cent stamp, for our absolutely free offer. We will send absolutely free our Perfection lectric Belt, the most unique and perfect Electric Appliance in the mar ket for the cure of nervous and sexual diseases. This offer is made in good faith for the purpose of introducing and advertising our methods of treat- ng all chronic diseases. DON'T allow this opportunity to es cape you of regaining the health and vigor vhich.have been sapped away. We also make a specialty of curing rheumatism, liver, kidney, varicocele, hydrocele, skin and bladder diseases. PROVIDENCE MEDICAL INSTI TUTE, 59, Dearborn St., Chicago, 111. THE NEW YORK BANKERS They Inflate Their Credit! to Encourage the Gamblers GoTcrnment Should Hot Only Control Money bat Crodlts Also Editor Independent: During the ten weeks ending December 10, 1901, the Comptroller's Abstract of the Con dition of National Banks (No. 26) showed an aggregate increase of less than $19,700,000 in loans and discounts, while the New York banks had de creased their loans over $13,000,000. This shows an increase in other banks, principally country banks, of over $32, 000,000. . In my last' communication I sug gested that there were indications of an attempt on the part of the New York banks to revive ths drooping stock gambling by a larga inflation of credits No. , 27 of the Comptroller's Ab stracts, covering a period of 11 free:) weeks, ending March 25, has just reached me. The enormous Increase of , loans and discounts during that period by $90,371,647 is startling. It is particularly so when it is known ju3t where this Increase occurred. Most of it was in the cemral Miierve cities,, as follows: 42 New York Banks. ; : .. .$67,889,027 73 12 Chicago Banks. .'. . . ... 12.816,163 23 7 St. Louis Banks.. 130,429.50 Postmaster Palmer of So. Glen Tails, N. Y., des cribes a condition which thous ands or men and women fi n d identical with theirs. Read vyhat he says, arid note the similarity of your own case. Write to him, enclosing stamped ad dressed envel ope for reply,, and cet a per sonal corroboration of what is here given. He says regarding Br. Miles' Heart Cure: "I suffered agonizing pain in the left breast and between my shoulders from heart trouble. My heart would palpi tate, flutter, then skip beats, until I could no longer He In bed. Night after night I walked the floor, for to lie down . would have meant sudden death. My ' condition seemed almost hopeless when I began takinsr Dr. Miles' Heart Cure, bunt helped me from the first. Later 1 took Dr. Miles' Nervine with the , Heart Cure and the effect was aston ishing. I earnestly implore similar suf-. ferers to give these remedies a trial Sold by al! Druggists on guarantee. Dr. Miles Medical Co., Elkhart, Ind. L D. Palmer. Total .... . ............ $80,835,622.57 For the first time hy reason of the increase of loans the Chieago hanks show an aggregate shortage of re serve. St. Louis has been continually short for many months. Thte time the abstract shows two out of three of the central reserve cities, and twelve out , of the twenty-nine reserve cities short .in their resources. It must be remembered that a bank cannot h e short in its cash reserve without being short in its lawful reserve. I have a letter directly from the comptroller which distinctly states this. It will be seen that the 61 central reserve banks increased their loans and discounts by $80,835,622.57. This leaves the increase in the 269 reserve city banks and the 4,027 country banks at $9,536,034.83. Examination and calculation disclose that the 269 re serve city banks, in the aggregate, really decreased their loans and dis counts by about 56,000,000. It must be, therefore, that the 4,027 country banks made an increase of about 1 K AAft flflA nr. lues fhott half ylni-ln. XU,VUV,UUU, VI tOO lUGfcU Ult lll- the fifteen weeks of what was their increase during ; the preceding tan weeks. . There appears to have been an in crease of deposits In the New York banks of about $98,948,658.86 between December 10, 1901, and March 25, 1902. At the same time, the individual de posits in these banks decreased $16,- 225,563.89. There must have been an increase ' from some outer source than individuals sufficient to cover the - net increase of . .deposits and the loss of individual de posit shown , by abstract No... 27. or an actual Increase of $115,174,222.78. Almost this entire amount was the result of transaction between banks. It is made up of the difference be tween what the New York banks owed other banks and what other banks owed them. What one bank owes an other is a deposit liability of the bank owing the debt. If there is a reciprocal account bet wen them, then the difference only must be counted as a deposit by the bank owing the difference. Between the dates mentioned the New York banks Increased their lia bilities to other banks over $57,000,- 000, and decreased the liabilities of other banks to them almost as much. In the fifteen weeks the New York banks took from other banks through out the country, and consequently out of the business , of the country, this large sum. This accounts for the large increase of credits by the New York banks, the loss of credits in the ag gregate by the 269 reserve city banks, and the unusually small increase of credits by the 4,027 country banks. It is an alarming Illustration of the . m m m 1 J! J power or less tnan . nan a nunureu banks In New York City over other banks, and. over the business and In dustries of the country. These rew hanks have it in their power at any time withlng forty-eight hours to cre ate financial conditions that would vreck half the industrial and com mercial Interests of the country. Dur ing the ten weeks ending December 10th, they withheld credits and con tracted the volume over $13,000,000. During the next fifteen weeks .they made the enormous increase shown by. this last abstract. . The American people will learn after a while that the power of these banks over credits Is a grave danger not .only to commercial transactions, but to our Institutions. There can be no reasonable doubt that the power to issue money should rest in the hands of the government. It r will be seen sometime, possibly when too late, that the power to create bank credits should be exercised by the government also in the Interest of all the people. FLOVIflg J. VAN VORHES. Inlanapolls, AptII 15, 1902. scrlbrs have, not refused to take th paper from the office that such no tices are no longer of any value. In fact, they are a grejtt cost In the way of increasing expenses for postage and stationery, for whenever such a no tice is received, instead of relying upon it, a letter is written to the person from the office. The following is a copy of the correspondence in one such- case: .-.r.No;" 1528.-. "' !.""''. POSTMASTER MUST FILL THIS OUT IN FULL AND LEGIBLY. . Postoffice at Ceresoo. - , State Nebraska. Date Apr. 9, 1902. Sir: Pursuant to instructions from the Postmaster General, I beg leave to inform you that your paper ad dressed to T. R. Fraley Is not taken out, but remains dead in this ofllce. You will please discontinue the same. J. S. LWISAY, P. M. , Reason Refused. Lincoln, Neb:, Apr. 17, 1902. Mr. T. R. Fraley, Ceresco, Neb. Dear Sir: We have received notice from the postmaster at Ceresco stat ing that you have refused to accept The Independent from the postofftce. We think there must be some mis take about this, as your subscription is paid in advance to Jan. 21, . 1903. Please let us know whether you wish the paper until that date, and oblige yours truly, : THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT. Ceresco, Neb., Apr. 19, 1902. Editor Independent; Lincoln, Neb. Dear Sir: Yours of the 17th Inst, received, stating that you had re ceived notice from the postmaster at Ceresco that I had refused to- accept The Independent. In reply will say that It is absolutely false and I would rather receive it every day than to refuse it once.' The Independent and the Commoner I expect to take as long as I live or they are published, if can raise that much money each year. I think they both should receive the entire support of the common eople and all who are opposed to . being ruled by corporation and trusts. I like The Independent because it is inde pendent and can't be .ruled or con trolled by the money power. I liku the Commoner because it is edited by W. J. Bryan and advocates the best principles for the common people, and until you receive a notice of re fusal from me, please let it come, every week. . v . ' ' Wishing you success, I remain, - Yours truly, T. R. FRALEY. The Independent wishes to say to its subscribers that if they want their paper stopped for any reason that they snould send a postal card to this office ana nox reiy on any postmaster or other person. . . i THE IJEW MODEL SUSPENDER I a new invention thatpromises to revolution Ue the Suspender trade. The webiaof the best quality; the notched tips are of firm, oak-tanned belt leather; the fasteningsot first-class calf, very fotl and flexible. Adjustable front and back, they will not slip eff the nhoulders or tear off Iww tons. There is no metal to rust, break, or cut the clothinjr the onlyabjust able suspender made with-, out metal. It will outwear any suspender made. While for men of heavy work it has no equal on account of material and wearing qual ities, yet it is dressy enough for anyone, making it a nr sirable suspender for all classes. Less value is re ceived In the purchase of the ordinary suspenaer than in any other item of dress. The best the cheapest. Ask your Dealer for V THE NEW HODEL" and take no other, or send fiO Cents and we will mail you a pair postpaid. RejruJar lrnerth 31, 33 and 35 inches, special length made to order. Give length when ordering. All of these goods are made out of the very best material. We believe the people will ap preciate the value they get at these low price. Meserve-Edgerton Mfg. Co., I.INCOL.N, - - - - NKBRASKA. ill A NEVER CEASING FIGHT A Sample of tk JTmj Tb Independent is Treated by Conn try Republican Postmasters Every inch of ground that The In dependent wins must be fought for and when a position is gained it must be vf ortified and guarded or it will be driven from it in short order. It must constantly fight the devil and all his republican imps and office-holders The country postmasters are all re publicans and agents for every re publican paper. A good deal of their efforts are exepended in Increasing the circulation of plutocratic papers. But when it comes to The Independ ent they are often not even delivered to paid subscribers. The law requires that when a person who has been re ceiving a paper refuses longer to take it from the office, the postmaster must inform the publisher of that fact Postmasters have sent so many such notices to this office where sub- THE "WATER CURE" One of the Most horrible and Cruel Tor turea Ever Invented by Man or Devil A correspondent in the Phil ippines writing to the New York Kvenln Post after describing other means of .torture which are constantly applied to tne Filipinos, describes the "water cure" as' follows: . - But the water cure I , If the tor tures , I . mentioned - are hellish, the water cure is plain hell. The native is thrown upon the ground, and while his legs and arms are pinioned, his head is raised partially, so as to make pouring in the water an easier matter. An attempt to keep the mouth closed is of no avail, a bamboo stick or a pinching of the nose will produce the desired effect. And now the water is poured in, and "swallow the poor wretch must, or strangle. A gallon of water is much, but is followed by s second or third. By this time the vic tim is certain his body Is about to burst. But he is mistaken, for a fourth and even a fifth gallon are poured In. By this time the body becomes an ob ject frightful to contemplate, and the pain agony. While In this condition speech is Impossible, so the water must be squeezed out of him. This is sometimes allowed to occur naturally.! uut is sometimes hastened by pres sure, and -'sometimes we jump on them to get it out .quick," said a young sol dier to me, with a smile a young soldier, a mere boy, hardly ten, years out pr nis motner s lap. I did not wonder, when an officer, in answer to my question how often he had seen it, said, "Not often, my feelings too much revolted." Does It seem possi ble tnat cruelty could further go? And what must we think of the fortitude of the native, when we learn that many times the "cure" Is twice given ere the native yields? I heard of one -who took it three, times and died. How often la jt given? is a natural question. No. one knows. A sergeant told, me he had seen it taken by 200 and 300 r. by, as many as twenty some times a day. Another had seen 80. An officer saw four, but knew of its happening 200 times. Another phase of the subject merits our attention, the effect upon the American. The unconcerned way in which the soldiers, and civilians, too, speak of the water cure, the exulting way in most cases, is the saddest phaw of all. . The officer's pity for the na tive undergoing the treatment I3 the only expression of sympathy for the Filipino I have heard from the Hps of a soldier the only one. These things are not lovely, but they are true. FAT TO FAT People Reduce ynnr 1 - 1 a t weight with Keducto Reduce your fat and be refined. Keflne your tat and be reduced. "Reducto" Is a prfrctiy barmtefts vegetable compound endnrwd tr thousands of physicians and peonlo ho have tried It. We send you the Formula, you make "Keducto" at home if you desire, you know full well the ingredients and therefor n-el have no roar of evil effects. Send I l.on for re ceipt and Instructions everything' mailed la plain envelope. Address Ginseng Chemical Co,, 3701 S. Jefferson At., St, Leuls. Mo, ROY'S DRUG STORE 104 North lOfh SI. 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