The Nebraska independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1896-1902, April 24, 1902, Page 7, Image 7

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    April 24, 1902
Adoptlar Thir Old Tlm Tactles of Mil
leading the Peoplt
The republican bureau of. misinfor
mation at the capitoi is beginning its
tactics of misleading the people of
Nebraska regarding the cost of main
taining the state institutions. "Re
publicans Will Make a Remarkable
Showing," is the way the State Jour
nal tells th.9 story in its headlines. It
moy be that they will sometime In
the dim and distant future, but they
haven't made it yet.
Instead of making the comparison,
of the cost of maintaining these dif
ferent institutions under republican
administration as compared to the
cost under , fusion . rule, they have at
tempted to show that certain of the
institutions in one year have used a
little less than one-half the amount
the legislature appropriated for two
years' expenses. QUy ten of the
thirteen penal and charitable insti
tutions are shown In the table. The
state penitentiary, Kearney Industrial
school and the soldiers home at Mil
ford are not given in the roll of
honor of institutions that have used
less than one-half of their biennial
appropriation in . one year under re
publican government. Evidently
these three institutions have used more
than one-half in in one year, and
with the usual republican cowardice
and dishonesty they are omitted from
the table. As a matter of fact the
two years appropriation for the peni
tentiary was practically all used up
before the end of the fiscal year. And
doubtless a similar state of facts ex
ists regarding the other two institu
tions. But this table shows nothing at all
except that . the republicans have,
during the first year, refrained "rom
spending one-half of the amount the
legislature permitted them to spend
In two years. As a matter of fact the
legislature of 1901 appropriated many
thousand dollars more for current ex
penses than any other legislature ever
did; and if these institutions have
expended a little less than their quota
for one year they have nevertheless
expanded much more than was Cone
under, fusion administration.
Taking the ten Institutions given
and comparing them with a year un
der fusion administration the follow
ing will appear:
The republican administration be
gan April 1, 1901, and ended March
31, 1902. Comparison will be : .ade
with the fusion year beginning De
cember 1, 1897, and ending November
30, 1898.
Fusion. Republican.
S. S. Home,
Grand Island.? 35,953.53
School for Blind,
. 22,530.99
$ 47,042.14
Nebr. City
School for Deaf,
Omaha ......
Institution for
Feeble Minded,
Beatrice ....
Industrial Home,
Industrial School
Geneva ......
Hospital Insane,
Norfolk 46,894.73
Hospital Insane,
Hospital Insane,
Home for
Frie n rl 1 e s s ,
Lincoln .
27,907.55 33,518.88
35,193.88 37,159.12
16,015.50 14,903.01
59,050.09 74,209.33
72,268.88 80,902.19
8,037 71 14.119.37
Total ...$332,887.03- $368,916.34
From this it will be seen that this
boasted republican economy is simply
a myth. The year under republican
rule cost the taxpayers $36,000 more
than the fusion year compared with.
It is not claimed that the comparison
is fair in every particular because no
figures are given showing the num
ber of inmates in each of the insti
tutions during the periods compared;
but. the republicans have uniformly
declined to discuss this question from
the records of the Governor's office,
which shows the population of each
institution, per capita cost for main
tenance, and the total amount ex
pended by semi-annual, periods.
s LIP.
The most frequent location of ter
rible disease in the male caused from
the constant irritation produced by
smoking or chewing tobacco. Dr. Bye,
the Specialist on the Treatment of
Cancer, Kansas City; Mo., advises ear
ly treatment in such cases, as most
cases terminate fatally after the lym
phatic glands .become involved under
the chin. MrN. H. Henderson, of
Wilsey, Kas:, Was recently cured of i
very bad cancer of the lip by the Com
bination Oils. Persons afflicted with
this disease should write the Doctor
for an Illustrated book on the treat
ment of cancer and malignant diseases.-
Address Dr. W. O .Bye, 9th &
Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.
"Where an We at"
It is high time the people of Ne
braska should begirt to take their
bearings, and in the forceful if not
elegant language of the gifted Missour
ian inquire, "Where are we at?"
For a good many years it has been
painfully apparent that state regula
tion of railroad charges for transpor
tation of freight is .what the brilliant
Ingalls characterized as "an Iridescent
dream." True the result in the maxi
mum freight rate cases was a victory
for the principle that the state has an
undoubted right to prescribe maxi
mum rates. But it was a barren vic
tory after all. It was the ace of
trumps but the railroads . held the
"joker." The state might prescribe
maximum rates-, - and might enforce
them if they do not violate the Four
2 teenth .amendment and" take property
'v ' t due. process of law," Of
iny maximum rate law which
Jt suit the railroads will al
ways "Te found to contravene the
Fourteenth ' amendment. ' So thought
ful people have long since practically
abandoned , all hope of government
regulation of freight rates, and the
army of those who believe that tha
' only ultimate solution of the question
is public ownership Is receiving re
cruits by the thousands, irrespective
of party platforms. The populi3t
party principles have outstripped the
party in rapidity of growth.
But until very recently, however.
thoppwho despaired bf government
regulation of charges, have cherished
the idea, that the state in one. particu
lar it least Is supreme. That , it ha-?
power to tax. This, too, seems to
be only another "pipe" dream, if. we
are to believe that the Grosscup-Hum-phrey
decision in the Chicago tax
cases will be sustained in the supreme
court of the United States. That'susr
talned, and the states are powerless
to do anything with the, great public
service corporations which they feel
inclined to resist,
For years and years the. railroads
of Nebraska bare been taxed on ths
basis of a percentage of the 4 actual
value of their rails, ties, rolling stock,
arid other physical property For 27
years the state constitution has de
clared that these roads shall pay taxes
in proportion to the value., of . their
property and FRANCHISES, the valus
to be. ascertained in such manner as
the leglslatire shall direct. ' The legis
lature has directed how values of var
ious kinds of property shall be ascer
tained, but has neglected to lay down
any rule for ascertaining the value of
franchises. Section 23 purports to
prescribe -'a method of' taxing the
capital stock of corporations, whicb,
of course, is essentially wrong if the
corporations pay taxes upon the value
of their property and franchises. The
capital stock and bonds of a corporar
tion should not be taxed; but they
should be considered in arriving at
the value of the franchise. On the
one hand, as liabilities of the corpo
ration, stand the stocks and bonds;
on the other, and exactly - equal in
value, stand the corporation's prop
erty and franchises the corpora
tion's resources. Deduct the value of
the property from the value of the
stocks. and; bonds,, and the remainder
represents the value of the franchise.
It Is true Judge Grosscup says this is
unconstitutional,' but in a different
cse Justice Brewer says it is right.
"Where are we at?" It is high
time we were finding out. So far as
the railroad property is concerned, it
is doubtless true that it has been
taxed quite as heavily as other prop
erty, as a rule. According to the
lights they had, the laws they had to
enforce, .the fusion members of the
state' I)oard of equalization undoubtr
edly : did what they believed to. be
just: " But the most valuable part of
every railroad has always wholly
escaped taxation its franchise, its
right to perform public service, to ex
ercise the- sovereign -power of emi
nent domain, and to charge "all that
the traffic will bear" for serving the
public. A railroad must be valued as
an entirety, not as a scrap heap of
steel rails, ties, and , rolling stock.
Just as well value a' house by com
puting the market price of bricks and
mortar and nails and glass. What is
its value as a house not a scrap heap?
It will, be the duty, of every popu
list nominee for the legislature to
study this question thoroughly and
be prepared to work and "vote intelli
gently for a law which will prescribe
in no uncertain language definite rules
for the guidance of the taxing power
in doing its duty, and this regardless
of any pretentions - which may be
made by the republican party to do
something for the, relief of the Over
burdened taxpayers. The men who
are nominated must be true blue
populists or democrats who have not
been previously selected .by J. II.
Ager; men who have no corporation
taints; yet men who will be fair to
every interest.
The legislature of, 1897, notwith
standing the many good things it did,
did not approach the ideal which the
people expected. It was too fearful of
offending such men as George W.
Holdrege. It was afraid somebody
migh start the cry of "radical," and
it wanted to show that it could be
"conservative." ..'-...
The populist and democratic mem
bers of the legislature of 1903 must be
men absolutely free from corporation
leading strings. If the fusion nomi
nees are not men of this kind they
deserve ignominious defeat. If . the
legislature must be corporation- rid
den, let it be republican, for then the
republican party will be responsible.
Our members must be men of cour
age and Integrity as well as a high
order of Intelligence.
The populist editorial meeting set
for the 29th of April has been post
poned by the executive committee to
a later date, not yet fixed, but prob
ably the last of May or first of June.
This action was taken , so as not to
conflict with the state editorial meet
ing to be held May 6. Judge Babb,
of the Kansas Commoner, Wichita,
had signified bis intention to be pres
ent at the meeting the 29th and an
effort will be made to secure his pres
ence for the postponed meeting.
Horse Play
The State Board of Equaliation mu3t
report not later than May 15th it a
action in assessing , the railroads and
telegraph lines in the state. Sou.e
time ago a reporter for the Chicago
Chronicle sent an interesting story to
his. paper to the effect' that Gov, Sav
age expects to insist : upon a verj
material raise in railroad valuation.
Later Gov. Savage denied that the
Chronicle story was inspired by him.
The two leading republican papers of
the state are now. devoting anywhere
from a quarter of a column up each
day telling what Gov. Savage intends
to do and the next day denying the
statement printed the, day before.
One day it is rumored that Treas
urer Stuefer; stands squarely by the
Governor In his efforts to ; raise the
railroad assessment anI the' next
day close friends of Mr. Stuefer say
that he will .do quite the opposite at
the show down... The fact is that no
member of the board will have the.
nerve to make an attempt to raise
the railroad valuation. Gov. Savage
is simply , indulging in a. little ,. horse
play for the purpose, of coercing the
Elkhorn ' into bringing down a few
delegates instructed , for Savage
Whether the Elkhorn will submit to
this coercion remains to-be seen.
: It is said that Joe Bartley called on.
Attorney Ben White of the Elkhorn
at Omaha not long since and began to
give White i instructions as to what
hi should do in bringing some Savage
delegations , to the, state convention.
White promptly ordered him out of
the office with the remark, "I : don't
talk to convicts." ' . -v;
A Wisconsin Young Man Cured of
St. Vitus' Dance and Par- , -;
V tial" Paralysis
William J. Williams, of No. 550 Mil
lord Road, Watertown, Wis., was cured
of St.-Vitus' dance and partial paraly
sis by the use of Dr. William's Pink
Pills for Pale People after eigth dif
ferent 'doctors and specialists had
given him up. as, incurable.- He said
to a reporter;, .,..
"I suffered "about 'eigth years with
St. Vitus', dance and partial parly
sis. My right side was entirely par
alyzed. I could not walk without
dragging that foot and after going a
short distance I was all tired out. Af
ter' a while I lost the entire use of my
right arm. I had no appetite, could
not sleep well and was not much good
to myself or anybody else. I believe
my condition was caused by overstudy,
and worry over a severe Illness of
my mother. For nearly four years I
was under treatment by physicians
and specialists, eight in all, but they
did not-help me. and finally I was
given up as , incurable.
"Thinking . the healthy air. of the
country in which 4 1 . was born, Wales,
would be of benefit to me, my mother
took, me there but I did not seem , to
improve. Finally, however, before
we returned, to this-country, a friend
recommended. Dr. William's Pink Pills
for Pale, People. My disease was stub
born but after I had' taken this wonder
ful remedy for six weeks I found I wa$
getting better. I continued the use
of the pills and now am entirely well.
I have recommended them to many
people and cannot praise them too
highly." .
If Dr.iWilliam's Pink Pills for Pale
People can effect a' cure in so severe
a case as that above it is reasonably
certain that they will do as much
for lesser nervous troubles. They are
an unfailing specific for such diseases
as locomotor ataxia, partial paraly
sis, St. Vitus' dance, sciatica, neural
gia, rheumatism, nervous headache, the
after-effects of the grip, palpitation of
the' heart, pale and sallow complex
ions and a. forms of weakness either
in male or female. Dr. William's
Pink Pills for Pale People are sold by
all druggists, or direct from Dr. Wil
liam's Medicine Co., Schenectady, N.
Y., fifty cents a box; six boxes for two
dollars and a half. Be sure and. get
the genuine; substitutes never cured
state committee, used $5,277.99 more
the first year' than ; his quota. If he
L keeps up these licks he, will be short
Y A. 1 , - s . 1 AW ' 1 .J 1
ien inoiwana oi iweiye ipuusauu uui
lars at the end of, the next year. ;
Relatively greater, extravagance is
shown at the Soldiers' Home, at Mi'
ford. The legislature " appropriated
$20,880 for this Institution and in the
first year the republicans spent $12,
776.93, about $2,336.93 more than their
quota. There will be a deficiency at
this institution of some five or six
thousand dollars. -
There are thousands of well in
formed men who assert and honestly
believe that It is impossible to tax a
railroad i corporation. Of course they
agree that the corporation can be
taxed, ; and that whatever has been
levied against it can be collected; .but
that the corporation simply recoups
itself by raising rates, and ultimately
consumers have to pay the tax any
way. That this is erroneous is well
demonstrated by the fact that every
where railroad managers are found
using every endeavor to prevent heavy
taxes frombeing levied against their
roads. Surely, if it is true that the
railroad will escape taxation, either
high or low, anyway, there would be
some railroad managers smooth
enough to have discovered the fact,
and for the purpose of making a dis
play they would secretly urge heavy
taxes in order to curry favor with the
Educate) Your Bowels With Cascarets.
Candy Cathartic, cure constipation forever.
J0c.25a. It C C. O. ff fi. "wisr. refund mouer-
"Members of the people's party and
its friends," says the Kansas Com
moner, "propose to have an old time
campaign this year, and are beginning
to subscribe now, believing that every
one interested in direct legislation and
public ownership should help In the
fight and nnot let all the cost and toil
fall on the men nominated." Sedgwicii
county thinks she can outdo every
county in the state, and starts out with
$160. Judge - R. A., Sankey leads off
with $100, Senator Tapp, $25; the Kan
sas Commoner, $20; C. B. Quincy, $10;
and J. P. Parkhurst, $5.
Wouldn't It be a good plan for Ne
braska populists to . take a similar
step? Only fourteen counties in the
entire state have fully paid up their
share of the old debt of 1900 and as
sessment for 1901. The state com
mittee was compelled to conduct 'J.s
campaign last year on less than $1,400,
although there is. over $1,600 still un
paid of last year's assessment.
. It transpires that C. E. Adams of
Superior, who is trying to get the re
publican nomination for congress in
the Fifth district by sending out cir
cular letters, used a G. A. R. roster
for his mailing list. And as a re
sult some amusing mistakes were
made. For example, one of his cir
culars reached G. J. Richmond, edi
tor of the Minden Courier. Rich
mond published the letter and in com
menting on it said, "Here is an old
soldier who will not approve of any
ship subsidy bill; will not endorse an
act that allows a national banker to
draw Interest from the government
and from his customers on the same
money; that makes favorites of every
trust promoter; who favors a pro
tective tariff that enables manufac
turers to ship goods to Europe and
sell them there cheaper than they
will to customers at home; and these
are "but a few of the reasons for hot
supporting any candidate on the re
publican ticket." ;
That table given by the State Jour
nal a few days ago showing "Surplus
From First Year's Quota" for eleven
of. the , state institutions is simply
another- sample of republican efforts
to deceive the people. The names of
three institutions were entirely omit
ted. .These were the Penitentiary,
Soldiers' Home at Milford and the
Boys' Industrial school at Kearney.
Any 'one acquainted with republican
tricks would at once know that the
"surplus" at these institutions was of
the minus sort. An investigation of
the records shows that at the Boys
Industrial School the expenditures for
the fiscal year were $51,627.99. Now
the entire appropriation for two years
was $92,700, or an average of $46,350
per year. " Accordingly Mr Mallaliew,
who is secretary of the republican
It is interesting to watch the antics
of Gov. Savage in his efforts to com
pel the republican ; leaders to carry
out the agreement made' with' him
when he pardoned Bartley. Undoubt
edly the railroad managers .had no
intention'of keeping the agreement of
nominating Mr. Savage for governor,
but he seems determined that they
shall keeep faith with him. It la
said the governor and Treasurer Stue
fer are standing together and that
they will coerce the railroad companies
into nominating both of them. The
railroad assessment is the club now
being used by Gov. Savage and the
treasurer. "Nominate us or your as
sessment will be raised twenty-five
to thirty per cent" Fortunately for
Gov. Savage he holds the whip hand.
The republican convention meet s
June 18 and if Savage and Stuefer
should be turned down the governor
threatens to call an extra session of
the legislature to consider revenue
legislation and promises that the
railroads shall get the worst end of
it if they prove traitors to him in his
hour of need. ,
Of course the taxpayers of Nebraska
would feel - elated to have the rail
roads pay their just share of the
taxes; but few people can approve of
the course Gov. Savage is taking. He
does not demand higher railroad tax
ation' because it Is just, but because
the railroads are not rending their
nether garments to nominate him for
governor. It is a pretty scrap, never
theless, and the outcome will be
watched with interest.
The State Press
Eric ' Johnson of the Saunder3
County New Era brings out the name
of Jesse Gidley, of Sand Creek, as
"very good material for a . legislator
for either senator or representative."
Mr. Gidley is a democrat but Mr.
Johnson says "that makes no differ
ence with us, provided he? is the right
kind of a democrat"
E. A. Brown of the Loup City
Times-Independent seconds the Custer
County Beacon's motion to nominate
Judge Homer M. Sullivan for ' con
gress and says "Judge Sullivan Is a
good campaigner and not only that,
if elected would prove a hummer on
the floor, of the house."
The Red Cloud Nation' is still en
ergetic in booming Dr. Damerell for
John A. Barker of the Franklin
. L ; a . -y
The Octopus Which Holds the' Beef
Products of America Within Its
Avaricious Clutches.
And Show that It is not a' Combina
tion Arbitrarily to , Raise the
Price of Beef.'
. The proposed cure offer for the evil
of the beef trust is a vegetable diet.
This may do for men and women of
easy appetite who are not called upon
for the expenditure of muscle. The
average American, however, is carni
vorous and meat Is a necessity to his
comfort. The beef, trust ' will be met
in another way. The solution bf this
whole business, 2 for that matter, be
comes largely a matter of enforcement
of existing, laws. Unlawful v combina
tions are against public policy and
the courts and legislatures will find
."'-. RELIEF. V" '
The beef trust levies J' tribute r pon
every, household. It is not the. only
trust, however. The great life insur
ance trust reaches out into every state
in the union. In Nebraska it annually
collects from our people $1,500,000.
This vast amount of money is hurried
away to eastern money centers and
over $1,000,000 . annually stays there
perpetually. This enormous sum is
far larger than the sum in excess of
the reasonable price w pay for our
daily rations of beef, pork, veal and
sympathizes with every . reasonable
scheme for the protection of the peo
ple from the avarice of monopolies
It believes, however, the people are
in some instances themselves to blame
for the unfortunate condition of which
they rightfully complain. They hav
it within their power to stop this ter
rific drain upon the commercial re
sources of the state. ;; The Bankers
Reserve Life and other home com
panies are founded npon safe princi
ples, honestly conducted and sufficient
ly sucessful to warrant public con
fidence. . ,
of the Bankers' Reserve Life, has dedi
cated this company to the policy of
hoir. life insurance. He and his co
workers have demonstrated the feasi
bility of creating here in the state
fiduciary institutions; as safeguards
against future , panics. They have
also shown the necessity of patronizing
home life insurance companies in. or
der that the people may escape- the
domination of money congested at eas
tern centers. Write 'him for details,
and for rates on the best forms of lite
policies thus far devised. Home of
fices, McCague Building, Omaha, Neb.
Franklin Sentinel quotes the Free
Press as saying that "a drought , will
insure the re-election this fall of
Congressman Shallenberger." Mr.
Barker says "the Free Press ventures
far enough out of the virgin path of
republican journalism to assert that
Mr. Shajlenberger has served his con
stituents well."
Edgar Howard In the Columbus
Telegram quotes Gov. Savage as stat
ing to the St Joseph Gazette reporter
not long since that "there are not
ten men in the state of Nebraska
but know where that $181,000 went.
But I am going to tell you. The
Omaha National Bank got that
money." Of course Millard's bank
got the money in the first instance.
Bartley deposited the proceeds of the
sale of that big warrant in the Omaha
National Bank but he checked it out
to a number of republican politicians
in the state. It is probable that Mil
liard got a good chunk of the money
but it is hardly likely he got it all.
A good many of the country week
lies are wasting valuable space in
sympathetic paragraphs regarding
the late Rev. T. DeWitt Talmage.
This divine by a liberal use of print
ers' ink succeeded in spreading his
name over the whole country, but
thousands of preachers who have done
more real good for Christianity than
Talmage ever did have passed into
the great beyond and had little said
about them.
What can he mean? F. P. Comp
tori of the Greeley Citizen says "The
Ord Journal, North Loup Loyalist,
Scotia Register, St. Paul Phunnygaf
Press and The Greeley Leader-Independent
five of a kind a straight
flush six spot high and the dis
card robbed."
The Exter Eenterprise says that
"The fight between Peter Youngers
and Charley Sloan for the Fillmore
County delegation to the republican
congressional convention is just about
as warm as political fights ever get
in backward spring weather but the
first warm days in June it will be
sizzling." So far it appears that
Youngers has 65 Fillmore County
delegates and Sloan 55, and 54 are
doubtful. Of course neither Cloan "or
Youngers stand any show for the
nomination. The B. & M. has slated
J. D. Pope for the place. And Pope
will get it.
"One solid proof of Meserve's inno
cence," says R. O. Adams in the Grand
Island Democrat, "as declared by a
republican judge is the anger dis
played by one Ed Rosewater. Another
proof to those who know him best
Is the spasm of virtue Ed Howard
imagines has caught him it its cold,
clammy clasp."
The Republican Congressional con
vention is called to meet at Hastings
on Tuesday, June 10, 1902, at 3 o'clock
p. m. Among those who would like
to wear Congressman Shallenberger's
shoes are E. Lowe of Harlan, Smith
Caldwell of Nuckolls, O. A. Abbott of
Hall, S. W. Cristy of Clay, Ed Allen
of Furnas and W. P. McCreary of
Going Backward
, The DesMoines Leader, a gold demo
crat sheet confirms - what The Inde
pendent said last week relative to the
additional congressional committee to
assist the regular congressional one,
The Leader says:
"That the democratic party, is go
ing back to the old, leadership is pro
claimed in many ways. For. example,
it is announced that for the approach
ing congressional campaign a commit
tee will be appointed to assist the reg
ular congressional one. Those who
are to be on this committee are Ben
T. . Cable of Illinois, Richard Olney of
Massachusetts, David Lamont of New
York, Thomas Taggart of Indiana and
David Overmeyer , of Kansas. This
list is strongly suggestive of . those
who voted in the minority at the Chi
cago convention."
Thi Tax on Bread
The graduate of jurnalism who does
space writing on the local republican
sheets undertakes to preach, his read
ers a sermon , on tariff tax. He says
"the announcement ; . of Sir Michael
Hicks-Beach of a duty on grain atid
breadstuffs fills the old Cobden club
bers with consternation and they
prate about the cruelty of a "tax on
bread." Every tax is a. tax on bread
because it . takes from you the stuff
with which you buy your bread. It
doesn't matter a bawbee on what the
tax Is nominally levied, whether It is
on your income, on your chimney or
on your poll, if you pay it, it is a tax
on your bread buying potentiality.
The wise minister does not so much
consider by what particular levy the
tax is raised as he does the mode of
levying it that shall be the most equit
able in the distribution of the burden
and that shall entail the least expense
in its collection."
So far this journalistic graduate has
succeeded in opening his mouth one
or twice without' putting his foot in
it , He continues: "A tariff impost
possesses usually both these advan
tages together with the crafty recom
mendation that you are not looking
on when it is collected and are saved
unnecessary wear and tear, of nerve.
This is simply another way of making
the statement that the object of in
direct taxation is to get the greatest
amount of feathers with the least
squawking. There is no doubt that
the' tariff impost does produce
more feathers with less squawk
ing than almost any other sys
tem of taxation for the reason. that no
one can ever tell the precise amount
actually contributed by any one per
son to the support of the government.
The taxes are always paid to the gov
ernment directly by persons who are
authorized and expected to recover the
amount from, some one else with in
terest and a profit upon which the law
places no limit The consumer is
really the final taxpayer and no one
can tell how much of the money paid
by him goes to the support of the gov
ernment or how much goes into the
private purses of individuals. A tar
iff impost is not only Inequitable in
the distribution of the burden, but it
is always about the most expensive
to collect. In many cases not more
than one-tenth of the portion paid by
the consumer reaehes the government.
A tax on consumption must always
be an inequitable tax because the nec
essary expenses of the very poor are
JAMS' STDDof imported and home bred draft and roach stallions are larger thou all importer
of Nebraska. His BLACK stallions and piices are "HOT PUOPOSITIOXS" to bis competitors,
lama' compel tbem go "jro-away-back-ajMi-sit down'' and hi "Avo't it-n-lisme." Tha I AM
imports and breeds only the best ftrst-class hist draft stallions.naoh coacbem.and he sells then at
much less prices than we can afford to. Ha sorely hypnotizes ui3 jnany buyers with bis top
notchera and low prices. He does business. But he is the o!y man in 0. S. that imports ALL
BLACK STALLION rf. Hehs.aonhand
Black Percherons, Clydes Shires and
Tber are the "SENSATION" of the town. Visitors throe the barus and say: "Most select
and largest stallions I eTer-saw." "See that 2,000-nound t wo-yenr-old a 'ripper' ; and that 2.2W
pound thrvs-year-old 'herd header' a topiier.'- ."O, my 1 See that 5,000-poond pair of fotir-year-olds;
they are out of tight; largest pair in U. S.; wido as a red wagon and have 12 and It-inch
bona and they mow like flash coachers." lams has a larger "HOUSE SHOW" every day than,
can be seen at the Iowa or Nebraska State If airs. He has on hand
Black Ton Stallions-
two to six years old, weight 1,600 to 2,500 jpounds, fast movers. MORE Black Percherons, ton
stallions, Paris Exhibition and State prize winners, government APPROVED and STAMPKI
stallions of any one importer. lams speakii French and German, pays NO INTEKPRETER. NO
BUYER, NO SALESMEN, no two to ten aown as partners to share profits. His buyers iret MID
DLEMEN'S PROFITS and SALARIES. Iaaas buys direct from breeders. This, with his twenty
years' experience secures tha best. All the above facts save his buyers $roa.OU to $1,UX.00 on a
iirst-class stallion, and you get a first-class horse, a only sicond-rate stallions are peddled by
slick salesmen to be sold. GOOD ONES SELL THEMSELVES. It costs $XxUX) and tsOJ.U) to
have salesman form CO. and sail a secoud-ifte stallion. Form your own companies. Go direct
to lams' barns. He will soil you a better stallion for $1,000.00 and $1,200.00 than others are selling
at $2,000.00 and $4,000.00. lama pays horse fr sight and his buyer's fare. Good guarantees. BARNi
IN TOWN. Don't be a clam. . Write for an eye-opener and finest horse catalog on earth.
References M. Paul Stat Bank. First Statt Bank. Citizens' National Bank.
In the U.S. Neither have we all toa horao. But we do make five
portations each ear. Our stables at Lincoln, Neb., and at SoatU
mon Stock zards are full of tirst-cla. stallions, lr ton wut
one for what he ia worth, it will tav vuu to see us. Our borsee
won sweepstakes ia all draft and hackney classes at Nebraska State
ja In the U.
' iv. importati
f Omaha U
I ls a good ou
SI , ,. won sweepstakes ia all draft and hackney classes at Nebrask
i r Fair 1801. Adiiroia all earrAni)ncii to t ;
r , !j vATSON, WOODS BROS. & KELLY CO., Lincoln, m
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The Schiller Piano, hap always been the favorite with people wishing
a really good Piano aV a moderate price. r "In short, it .has not a
single equal at the priced Their success along this line has in
spired the company to attempt something higher. The new High
Grade Schiller is the result. This, like the medium grade, is the
best yet produced for the money. The price is necessarily some
higher, but just as low in proportion to quality. . . ; .
: Write for description and prices to the ': f " ' ; "
, v are .room
,1120 O Street
TUT i J fTKfJ ;. ..:. or;
Mannews riaoo to
relatively a hundred times as much as
the necessary expenses of, the very
rich. Take the tariff , on sugar. A
family worth , five thousand dollars
will generally consume as much su
gar as. one worth one hundred thous
and dollars or one worth ten millions.
. The inequity of the tax on bread
lies in the fact that the poor man
must pay just as much as the rich
one. Were the tax on . their respect ive
incomes it .would, of course, in the final
result be a tax on bread after all but
the poor man's loaf would be taxed
very much lower than that of the rich
man. As it'is, they are taxed alike. ?
A Union Revival
. Editor Independent: I like your
position fine fusion is the thing. I
was such a fool once I said, "no pop
in mine"; now -1 sayV VpP is sood
enough to take along." Once I was
such a Methodist I wouldn't unite
with the . Baptists to.- hold a revival.
The first thing I knew the devil was
about to capture the Methodist church,
so I asked the Baptists how they were
advancing. They said, "Brother, j we
have fought the Methodists and let
the devil go, until he' has a strong
foothold." I agreed to a union revival.
We united and drove the devil out
of the camp, while the ; Baptists and
Methodists were blessed and made
happy. . -;
Now I say,. Union revival in democ
racy and populism drive the repub
licans out of power. Let the people
come, forward and join hands against
corruption, imperialism and King
George's army. .
Fulton, Ky. .. r
"Intensely Republican."
This is an intensly republican town
and the residents thereof are gener
ally intensly poor. As , a rule they
ihe intensly prejudiced against dem
ocratic papers and still more prejud
iced if possible against populist pap
ers, nevertheless If you will send : me
your outfit of cards I will make an ef
fort to get five subscribers. I like
your paper very much. I am a pop
ulist from away back and I am proud
of the fact - .
Some one recently, remarked to me
that General Harrison said to David
B. Hill in answer to a question: "I
am an American and my sympathies
are with the Boers and I can't help
it." . I want to say that I am an Amer
ican and my sympathies are with the
Boers and I don't want to help it I
Ogden, Ind. J. C. STANLEY.
. Organize Ohio
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D5st., Omaha,
handing my own copy to -neighbors
and all the sample copies I. could get.
I am trying to get our ; party on its
feet again. There are a good many
Bryan people here, but. only two par
ties and nearly all.are. old line demo
crats and republicans. , The common
people are dissatisfied, but do not seem
to understand what is wrong. ' They
do ' not1 read ' nor take papers and vote
just as their dads did. I will do all
I can for our party and Its paper. I
wish our national committee would
get this state better organized. I am
sure that it could be done. I wish
we had a few good papers like The
Independent in Ohio.' If I cannot se'l
all of the block of five.'I will send tha
money any how and you can extend
my subscription. - ,
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Lincoln. Neb.
-I. If. Hatfleltl Attorney at Law
Notice is hereby given that by virtue of an ex
ecution issued by .. the Clerk of the District
Court of the Third Judicial District of Ne
braska, within and for Lancaster County, in an
actioo wherein Oliver SV. Pierce, Assignee is
plaintiff, and Orandview Improvement Com
pany Defendant; I will, at 2 o'clock, p. m., on
the 21st day of May, A. D. 1902, at the east door
of the Court House, in the City of Lincoln, Lan
caster County. Nebraska, offer for sale at pub
lic auction the following: described Land- and
Tenements, to-wit:
All of Section "S" and Lot Six (61 of Section
"R". in Orandview Residence Park, in Lancas
ter County, Nebraska; and also the following
gods and chattels to-wit :
Station house located on Lot 3 Section "SI"
of said Orandview Residence Park, 1 fiat oSice
desk, maps or plats of Orandview, records and
account books, metal plate for printing-
-Given under my hand this 10th day of April A.
D. 19J2. Z. S. BRANSON,
' - , . Sheriff. '
. To make cows pay, use Sharpies Cream Separators,
Book"Bu8lnes8 Dairying" & Cat. 270 tree W. Caester.Pa.