The Nebraska independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1896-1902, September 04, 1902, Page 3, Image 3
Sept. 4, 1902. THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT. , 3 Editorial Notes Bigamy and the embezzlement of public funds commend themselves to our republican governor as the crimes that , are to be pardoned every time. If the party could only transfer its Philippine policy to this country and have trials without juries, there would be no convictions in the first place and then pardons would become unneces sary. If we are to have republican governors, perhaps it would be well to do It and thereby save a good deal of expense and trouble. Our good friend, Christian Brothe, R. F. D. 4,'Mlnden, Neb., does not agree with the editor in having noth ing to complain or kick about concern ing the Grand Island convention. He pays "it was a regular sweat-box, no room to straighten your legs, very lit tle harmony and too much disturb ance." Of course, the editor knew that there? was considerable discomfort in a physical way. but he felt so well pleased with the result finally that he forgot about the cramped legs and hot room. What the university has done for the mechanic arts and the great in crease in wealth cannot well be overes timated. Science and invention, and invention for the most part only makes use of what science has first discovered, is the foundation of the frreat wealth of these United States. The thing that has been neglected is tl.e just distribution of this wealth. AU great statesmen have considered that the concentration of the wealth of a nation in few hands was an evil, the first and greatest indication of decay. Both Quay and Penrose heartily in dorse the president's position on trusts. That -position is approved by all the leaders of the republican par ty. It first demands a constitutional amendment and nothing to be done to interfere with the trusts until that is accomplished which puts off the first step far into the present century and after that "a government supervision limited to prevent deceit and yet not broad enough to discourage enter prise." Morgan must wink his left eye vhen he thinks of that assault on the trusts. A friend of Tom Johnson says that he Is authorized by that distinguished gentleman to say for him that he has been greatly misrepresented in the press. Mr. Johnson believes that no matter how large the industry, he is unalterably opposed to government interference, unless it is necessary to have favors from the government in order to engage in it. A railroad re quires grants of this character, there fore Mr. Johnson would have it oper ated by the government. But in an in dustry which requires no special priv ileges he would have no governmental Interference whatever. The reorganizers got control of the democratic party in Indiana and Illi nois. The result seems to be that the whole organization Is too dead to skin. The corruption in the republican party in Illinois and the revolt of Senator Mason left a clear and unobstructed road to victory for a reform party, but the corporation tools, Hillites and Clevelandites, who are running things over there command no more respect from the mass of people than the Yates crowd of thieves. The action of the state democracy made its opposi tion so insignificant that it is hardly mentioned in the campaign now in progress. The loss inflicted upon other per sons by the "Me and God" anthracite coal barons by their "nothing to arbi trate" policy, is figured up by the New York Herald as follows: Miners in wages. $19,900,000: employes other than miners $1,500,000: business men in coal region. $12,120,000: business men outside region. $6,700,000: main taining coal and Iron police. $900,000; maintaining non-union workers, $100. 000; maintaining troops in field, $225. 000. A civilization and a government that allows such things is, to say the least, far from p?rfect. In New Zea land they have put a stop to all that sort of waste. Roosevelt has advanced far enough to advocate publicity and federal con trol of the trusts. It is being general ly remarked that Bryan advocated publicity and ff-deral control in the ' trust conference" held in Chicago sev eral years ago. He urged an amend ment to the constitution in the event of a decision of the supreme court that congress could go no further than the Sherman law in legislating for the con trol of interstate corporations. When Rryan advocated these things he was denounced by Roosevelt and the whole plutocratic crew as a demagogue, but now Roosevelt comes trailing along, six years behind Bryan, advocating the same things. The steel trust has run steel up to such a price that builders in Chicago And it cheaper to import steel from Scotland and England and pay the freight and tariff than to buy it of the trust. The sort of government that has rnded in that way of doing things is the astonishment of the world. The immense productiveness of American land and labor is all being gathered by the trusts. Three good crops, with shortages in other parts of the world, have made the middlemen so prosper ous by the handling of it. that they . can pay enormous prices for steel and iron. The steel trust has pretty nearly gathered up or crushed all the inde pendent concerns and has put prices to such a point that foreign competition comes in, notwithstanding the tariff. in the United States although the re publicans persistently claimed that It was . McKInley and Roosevelt. The London papers, however, seem to agree with The Independent. The London Mall remarks: "The humiliat ing fact that we have lost trade through our failure to apply science to industry Is brought home to us in a report just Issued by the London tech nical education board. The evidence of leading professors, representative mantifacturers and experts, which the board has collected, proves that our indifference and neglect has lost us the color trades and others' connected with chemical manufactures. More losses threaten to overtake us." The newspaper paragraphers have again burst forth on General Miles' uniform. Do these silly chickens sup pose that the people do not know that the uniform of the general of the army and every other officer is fixed by law and the army regulations. If General Miles' uniforms are "gorgeous" it is not of his initiative. He simply con forms to the law and the army reg ulations. The difference between the uniform of General Miles and that of any other general officer of the army is very slight. The story of "gorg eousness" is of the same fabric as that about the porcelain lined bath tub which the reporters took such delight in. It only needs a wink from the party in power at Washington to start the reporters on an effort to make any man ridiculous who Is out of favor with the smug individuals who dis pense patronage. This country is a court-governed country and it grows more and more so every year. The interest that has the courts on its side has .the whole thing. The Vermont constitution has this paragraph in it: "That all power being originally inherent in, and con sequently derived from the people, therefore all officers of government, whether legislative or executive, are their trustees and servants, and at all times in a legal way accountable to them." Now come several federal and state judges and ex cathedra, an nounce that the referendum is uncon stitutional in Vermont and no doubt when a case is brought before them in a regular way they will so decide, not withstanding that the constitution says that all power is inherent and de rived from the people. What the courts say goes, constitution or no constitution. Queer things are happening down in the home of the tariff grafters. Mr. Foss is a candidate for the republican nomination to congress in the Eleventh Massachusetts district. He put out a program on which he bases his candi dacy in which he says: "We have got to have free iron, free coal, free wool and free hides. With these conces sions and Canadian reciprocity we would have a great opportunity before us. I am a republican, and have al ways voted the ticket, but we must have immediate tariff revision." Many western men have been wondering why the republican national committee was making such an extended canvass and spending so much money in the New England states where the party has always had such immense majorities. Massachusetts has a republican ma jority of 70.000. 'The above " state ment tells the reason. The people there are very tired of the trusts and tariffs, especially of the steel trust. OFFICE BOY WANTED. The Independent is In need of an office boy. Steady position. Should be about 16 years old, industrious and able to read and write. OUR EXPORTS The Independent has always asserted that science and education were the basis of the great increase of wealth lie Do You Want a Genuine Bargain U UU fit It taW Hundred, of Cprl, ht Jl.nea wu. ...... ' .....i.i, SJ w diapnaad of at one. Tha? Ineloda Staiowayi, Knahca, Jiaeh.ri, . Btorlinaa aia other wall known makes. Many cannot ha dic inf mbed from new a, grata dleo-icnt. a flOO. Aleo bean rleUatl,$lSS, faatrament at (390, ItOOpianoa. Monthly paymenta aeeevted ret all are offered at Uprlghta aj low titul Jfew tp $!50andl5. A Ana fully equal many Prelect only about $&. Wrtta tec ltt a4 particulars. Tan Biake a groat aerlne;. Piaotai warranted aa repreeentod. ninatrated Plane Book Free. from LYON :.&.-HEALY IOO Adams St. CHICAGO. WeaM'i laifoit BttaU komae; alls f-rerythtaf known la Kael. The-Unexampled Bragging and Swagger ing of Republican Papers hs no Ileal Foundation "Our export trade" has been the cover for all sorts of crimes and ag gressions. The figures are paraded from day to day and week to week as proof of the wonderful success of re publican policies while the facts are that it is less per capita than it was years ago. Considering the richness of the United States in agriculture, forests and minerals and the manufacturing which has naturally been developed in a country so highly favored, .our ex ports are really very small in compari son with those of other countries. Last year the exports per capita from the United States were $17.49. But the per capita exports from Great Britain were nearly twice as much, $33.31, and both Germany and France are ahead of the United States In this respect. $19. S9 for the former and $20. 88 for the latter. Even Sweden has larger exports per capita than the United States, or $20.58, while Belgium has $52.87 and the Netherlands the enorm ous sum of $132.30. If the exports of the United States were relatively as great as those of Poland the total from the United States would reach the al most inconceivable sum of $11,000,000, 000 a year, or in excess of the aggre gate exports of all the countries of the world today, which is a little less than $10,000,000,000. There is one American country which exports a greater valuation per 'capita than the United States, and this is Argentina, with a total of $40.92. Argentina has a very small home market, and is com pelled to sell virtually all of her agri cultural produce to European buyers. Argentina is in very much the same situation the people of the United States were at the beginning of this century; no manufacturing at home, heavy expbrtations of agricultural produce and like Importations of all manufactured articles. It is a remarkable fact, disclosed by the latest statistics, that the imports of the United States per capita were greater In 1800 than in 1900; $17.19 at the beginning of the century and $10.88 at its close. v . An honest press is what Is needed in these United States more than any thing else? The mass of the voters are constantly deceived as to the facta. No more effective worlc can be done by any man than circulating papars like The Independent among the "pop ulation so that the voters may become acquainted with, the facts. W. M. Morning, attorney, rooms 810-311-312 Richard, block, Lincoln, Neb. BANKERS RESERVE LIFE THIS NAME AND THE EXCELLENT LIFE COMPANY FOR WHICH IT STANDS CONTINUES THE FAVORITE COMPANY Of the West, As It Is the Most Ag gressive and Successful of West ern Associations. Republican Prosperity Charles O'Connor Hennessy, who is a specialist on economic affairs in New York city, draws this vivid pic ture of the prosperity of that city: "On an island in the East River 122,000 human bodies are buried In un marked graves. In 30-cent pine boxes, made at the penitentiary, the dead are deposited by convicts in trenches fifty in a trench. This is the city cemetery, otherwise known as pot er's field, where that part of New York city Included In the boroughs of Man hattan and the Bronx buries its pau per dead. "The records show that during the year 1901 the number of burials in potter's field was 4,391. The total num ber of deaths in the Manhattan-Bronx sections of the city for the same per iod was 43,304, The death rate was normal, as was the number of pauper burials, so that, assuming similar con ditions in the other boroughs of the city, we must meet the appalling con clusion that, without a change of con ditions over 10 per cent of the city's population are foredoomed to such ut ter destitution that burial at public expense awaits them. "It is easier to state this fact than to account i for it. So many causes seem to enter into the composition of human misery in a great city that men may not readily agree upon an ex planation of the shocking statistics of potter's field. One fact from the rec ord Is significant It is the very old and the very young who go to these pauper graves. More than 50 per cent of those who went into the trenches last year were babies babies who never had that chance that most of us believe God intended that all His creatures should have. "The conditions that keep busy the convict grave diggers on Hart's isl and seem as active as ever." The republican remedy for these conditions i3: "Let well enough alone." r tfy & $ ' , A What Kind of Dollars? Editor Independent: I have a five dollar bill which reads thus: "National currency, secured by United. States bonds deposited with the trearuier of the United States. The National Bank of Commerce in 'St. Lou's will pay to the bearer on de mand five dollars." My question is, What kind of dol lars will the bank pay me? You may have answered this question several times before; "but it will do no harm to answer it several times more. WM. YOUNG. Palmyra, Neb. (What the bank could do and what it would do are two different proposi tions. The bar.k could pay you with United States legal tender notes (greenbacks), with silver dollars, or with gold coin. The chances are that it would pay with whatever was most convenient at the time of presenta tion. If the Fcwler bill should be come a law, however, tho bank would be obliged to redeem Its notes with gold coin. Ed. Ind.) Manual of Soil Culture Send me a 2-eent stamp and I will mail you free a copy of Campbell's Soil Culture Manual a valuable work that every farmer ought to have. J, FRANCIS, Gen. Pass. Agt.. ' I-" ' . Omaha, Net , When the Bankers' Reserve Life association entered upon its successful career President B. H. Robison, its founder, announced that the new com pany, would provide Nebraskans a home organization for the protection of their families. On this principle the Bankers' Re serve Life has built itself into the hearts of the people of the west and j by economical management, prompt payment of losses, up-to-date con tracts and aggressive business efforts has established In Omaha a first-class company. Within two years the volume of business of the Bankers' Reserve Life association will have reached the handsome sum of $10,000,000 and the annual new business will shortly reach $5,000,000. Within five years from this date the great Nebraska company will be writ ing $5,000,000 per annum. These phenomenal figures represent a rapid increase of risks, but they im port also a substantial growth upon a secure foundation. For every single dollar of actual lia bility represented by this $5,000,000 at risk the young organization has as sets of $5. These assets are growing as the business of the company expands. Every month now carries into the available assets of the company a handsome sum which under the char ter of the company must be invested in Nebraska securities. The Bankers' Reserve Life is a pro nounced success. It is one of the per manent institutions of the growing west, as secure for the future as any fiduciary institution in this important section of our great nation. President B. H. Robison needs ener getic, experienced and successful life underwriters No better field is open and no better company, offers the life insurance solicitors a better form of policy or more liberal terms. Write him for terms. BANKERS RESERVE LIFE, OMAHA. CHAMP b - CLARK LETTER $ $ $ $ Jr S? $ Roosevelt's Row With the, Republican Con gressional Committee. Whitelaw Reid's Dis appointment 5 b W Special Washington Letter. T may be taken and accepted as a sure thing that Colorado is going Democratic this fall and that that veteran statesman Henry M. Teller will be returned to the eenate, which he so greatly adorns and where he is so useful. The proof ' of all of which Is that ex-Senator Edward O. WJoIcott is about to shake the dust of the Centennial State from hls shoes and to locate where his political pros pects v.-ill be brighter. Rats desert a sinking ship, and Wolcott deserts the Republican party of Colorado. Every body knows that he would stay there and fight it out with Teller If he thought he had a ghost of a show. Teddy on His Ear. The press dispatches Inform us that President Roosevelt is on his auricular appendix because Brothers Babcock and Overstreet, chairman and secre tary of the Republican congressional committee, in compiling their cam paign book left, him and his adminis tration out in the cold, when he not unnaturally thought that he ought to occupy the center of the stage. On dit that Teddy, in a fit of anger, per emptorily ordered those palpitating pa triots to squelch their publication, which they could not do, inasmuch as they had mulled out 20,000 copies be fore Teddy discovered how scurvily he had been treated. As Bab and Overstreet recently dined with the president, it may be assumed that they have agreed to issue a new edition. But Teddy may possess his soul in peace, for nobody reads Republican campaign books. ... ,. A Sanguine Prophet. ' General David Bremner Henderson, epeaker of the house of representa tives, has taken up the role of prophet and has assured the world in an off hand sort of way that the country is going Republican this fall, which is important if true; but nobody ever ac cused General Henderson of being any kin to Isaiah or any of the rest of tho major prophets. All their mantles fell on the shoulders of General Charles Henry Grosvenor, prophet maximus of the Hocking valley, -who is very quiet these days In his vaticination depart ment. No Democrat need be scared by General Henderson's prophecy. The wish is father to the thought. lie is the most cheerful of mortals, the Mark Tapley of American politics. He's an optimist, -which itj is. a rattling- good thing to be.' If he -had lived at the time of the" fidod,' when Noah was building the ark and predicting the de struction of all things by water, David would have said: ."Boys, there, isn't going to be much of . a shower. Noah doesn't know what he is talking about. So eat, drink and ,be merry!". And he and his cronies would have been caught ouMn that forty days and forty nights of rain, as they are likely to be caught n the flood this fall. If re ports from Iowa are not greatly over drawn, General Henderson had better quit wasting his breath and time in prophecy and get down to work or the country is likely to lose the services of those great Republican statesmen Hepburn, Lacy and Smith. Whitelaw's Sorrowful Homecoming. As Mark Antony remarked on a cele brated but doleful occasion, "If you have tears, prepare to shed them now." Wherefore? Because Whitelaw Reid, flunky extraordinary to the corona tion of King Edward VII., did not, aft er all, get to wear his knickerbockers and other royal finery that is, in pub lica thing on which he had set his heart. No doubt he donned them in private and exhibited his lean and pad ded calves to his wife, children and do mestic servants in that magnificent house in Grosvenor square, the ultra aristocratic quarter of London, "the modern Babylon," which he rented for that august occasion. But, God be praised, he was defeated in his mean ambition to sport them in public, where the world's eye could ftlast on the deg radation of America and where lords with pedigrees running back to the conquest were walking backward and making salaams to do honor to Albert Edward Wettln. That's the point on which all good Americans will congrat ulate themselves. Whitelaw Reid. the American aristocrat, did not have an opportunity to cut his un-American and fantastic flunky capers before high heaven. Whitelaw did not get to march in the royal and imperial pro cession and make a holy show of him self and of us. Ills spirit was willing, even eager, to thus abase himself and his country and her institutions, but fate spared that degradation, and Un cle Sam wn not chained to the char lot . wheels of the great-grandson of Georgo HI. Yea, Whitelaw, the son-in-law of his father-in-law, was anx ious. He spent thousands on his knickerbockers and other royal glm cracka. He quarreled with garter klng-at-arms. or whatever the chief tnuch-a-cbuch of the coronation cere monies is called, because he was as signed to ride back foremost In the procession while the unspeakable Turk and the head of the French flunkies, in the same currlnge, rode face front. He roared so loud because the flunkies of the effete monarchies of Europe, Asia find Africa should outrank our flunky In chief, the son-in-law of his father-in-law, that finally, to stop his whin ing, they assigned him a earrlage all to himself, which, after all, be. did not get to ride in, poor thing! Hence these tears. King Edward was sick, and conse quently flunky Whitelaw, with his knickerbockers and his finery, did not have a chance to overawe Cheapslde, Rotten row, Piccadilly, Whltechapel and Bloomsbury square with his rib bons, gewgaws, state carriage, liveried outriders and other royal and imperial paraphernalia. Perhaps since the days when Sancho Panza failed to secure his Island throne or since Darius Green and his flying machine came down to earth with a dull, sickening thud there never was a greater disap pointment In this world than White law's when he didn't get to ride In that royal carriage, solitary and alone, as chief of all American flunkies. He had planned, so it Is said, to have a band of hired boys in livery, of course precede his carriage, shouting: "Io trlumphe! Io triumplie!" In his mind's eye he saw himself knighted Sir Whitelaw of Ophir Farm by King Ed ward. But all that has passed, and he returns to despised America with out a title and with his precious knick erbockers in his trunk. Wonder what the tariff is on knickerb6ckers and oth er royal outfittlngs! Whitelaw knows unless our customs officer at the port oft New York failed to do his duty. This sore disappointment came to Whitelaw because a pestiferous berry seed slipped into King Edward's ver miform appendix. Great God! On what a slender thread Sternal matters hang! Over the entrance to the office of the New York Tribune, of which Wrhite law is editor in chief, thanks to his father-in-law's money, is the legend, "Founded by Horace Greeley." Won der what old Horace, who was an American from skin to core, would think of Whitelaw and his royal and Imperialistic knickerbockers! "What a fall was there, my countrymen!" A Pointer. Once upon a time I was engaged in a private jawing match with General Charles Henry Grosvenor. I was con tending that the Democrats would elect the house this fall and both a house and president in 1904. The gen eral said that the present prosperity would prevent our doing any such thing. "But, general," I replied ar guendo, "there is no greater prosperity now than there was in 1892, when the Democrats wiped,, the Republicans pff the face of the earth, even securing one electoral vote in Ohio, which goes to prove that prosperity has nothing to do with it." This seemed to nettle the venerable Buckeye warrior and statesman, and he exclaimed, "Oh, it was that blankety blanked Homestead strike that made the country go Dem ocratic in 1892!" Of course the pro fanity is General Grosvenor's, not mine. But, while that conversation happened two years ago, I have been thinking about it a good deal lately and have concluded inevitably and nec essarily that if the good gray general is correct in his diagnosis of the situa tion in 1892 we are dead sure to carry the country in 1902, for precisely what happened at Homestead, Pa., in 1892 is now happening in both Pennsylva nia and West Virginia this year. Far stranger things have happened than that Judge Jackson and General Gobin should unwittingly and unintentionally elect a Democratic house of repre sentatives and a Democratic president of the United States, a consummation devoutly to be wished. Democrats who are inclined to be timorous should re member General Grosvenor's words and cheer up. Republican Disintegration. The recent falling of the campanile at Venice, which both startled and in terested the entire civilized world, is not more thoroughly indicative of the ultimate destruction of that ancient city of story and of song than Is the platform declaration of the Iowa Re publicans in favor of tariff revision as a remedy for the trust evil a presage of the dissolution of the Republican party. The campanile was the glory of Venice; the Dingley bill has been regarded as the Gibraltar of Repub licanism. True, Mr. McKInley in his remarkable Buffalo speech, which may be regarded jiot unjustly as his fare well address to the American people, overthrew the principle of the Dingley bill, sapped and mined Its foundations, by declaring In favor of a general pol icy of reciprocity, which is free trade in spots; but the trouble is that Mc KInley did not live to carry out by his tact and the weight of his great name the Democratic policy which in his Buffalo speech he borrowed from the Democrats. He Is dead, and he alone could wield "Excallbur." He is In his grave, and the Republicans are wrangling and Jangling on every pub lie question, especially the tariff and its daughters, the trusts. Even the Iowa Republicans, who were doing their best to walk in the light, lauded the tariff while they condemned the trusts, utterly oblivious to the great truth uttered by Mr. Havemeyer when he declared that "the high protective, tariff is the mother of trusts." Chaw Versus Gage. Lyman J. Gage, former secretary of the treasury and wet nurse totheFow. ler bill, of which' ho and'hls bank ex pect to be the chief beneficiaries, is in a fair way to become the scapegoat of the Ilo&8YeltgbftW administration of the treasury affairs, and It serves Ly man right, for be it remembered that In 1800 he deserted the Democrats and ratted to tho Republicans in order to secure for himself high office, which he had never been ablo to do while training with the Democrats. lie re ceived his mess of pottage namoly, the secretaryship of the treasury. That ho used the great powers of that of fice for the benefit of tho plutocrats is generally believed; that tie was offered and accepted a highly remunerative position at their hands when squeezed out of office by President Roosevelt is known of all men. lie quit the treas ury when all was serene with the rep utation, -self exploited, of being a great financier, but there are breakers ahead for Lyman. Ills successor lu office, Leslie M. Shaw of Iowa, Is like Major Bagstock "sly, sir; devilish sly," if not "tough, sir; devilish tough." There Is a growing deficiency in the revenues of the government, constantly growing' larger, and Governor Shs.W7-"sly, sir; devilish sly" Is unloading the odium thereof on Lyman. Lie attributes this "woeful plight" of the treasury, to borrow your Uncle Graver's phrase, to Lyman's plan of paying more for bonds than they were worth, and he proposes to have it thoroughly under stood that Gage, and not Shaw, is the architect of the treasury deficit. Shaw is running for president, don't you know, and must have a scapegoat; hence. Lymau plays goat. Strange that it never occurs to a pub lic official so eminent, so astute and so ambitious as Mr. Secretary of the Treasury Shaw that there are two ways for the government to make buc kle and tongue meet the one is to in crease the revenues, the other to cur tail expenses. The latter method nev er suggests itself to a Republican. The present congress is the most extrava gant one that ever legislated for the American people. Its appropriations were wicked and wanton waste. Its motto appeared to be "after us the deluge," and the chances are that it will be a deluge Indeed. Personally I like Governor Shaw. He is an able and amiable man. If he has the cour age to act on old Ben Franklin's mot, "a penny saved is a penny earned," and to insist that the expenses of the government shall be retrenched, as he knows they ought to be, he will pass Into history as a great financier along with Gallatin, Walker and Chase, and as a great public benefactor, whether he gets to be president or not. A mere petty squabble with Lyman J. Gage as to which created the deficit in the revenues will not avail Governor Shaw in his quest of the presidency. The public memory is short. He is in of fice. If he has to issue bonds to raise the money to run the government, he will stand no more chance of reaching the White House than he has of be coming autocrat of all the Russlas. Utopian. It is really refreshing to run across somebody who believes in Utopia and the political millennium. The Minne apolis Journal proposes, apparently in good faith, to realize both by reviving the old scheme, the utterly exploded theory of a permanent tariff commis sion as the solution of the ills that the body politic is heir to, for it says: When will the day come when our gov ernment will be ready to adopt the plan which Is quite generally regarded as cal culated to protect the country In a large degree from that disturbance of business which periodical agitation of tariff re vision as a political Issue Is likely to produce? It is to be hoped that some day we shall refer this matter of the tariff, which should be purely a business affair and never allowed to become a political issue, to a strong commission In which business men of all political faiths would have confidence and which should be non partisan in character. Recommendations of such a commission made from time to time would commend themselves to the Judgment of - the country as a basin of congressional legislation, the modifications of the tariff being not general and sweep ing as the result of long agitation, with consequent hesitation and demoralization of business, but gradual and Incidental, affecting but few articles at a time and Justified always by thorough investiga tion. Such an administration of our protec tive principle and revenue policy by a permanent commission and the conse quent greater or less elimination of the BUbject from the field of practical politic is a consummation most devoutly to ba wished. It has received the commenda tion of public men and students of publio affairs and the indorsement of political conventions, but it has yet to be actual ized in legislation and intrusted with tha discharge of a service of great Impor tance to the commercial and industrial Interests of -the country. Certainly nothing .more guileless than that has ever been printed since Faust invented movable type. Fancy the conclusions of a commission made up of such eminent business men as Tom Johnson, Charles, M. Schwab, Mr. Cramp, Mr. Sereno E. Payne and Sen ator Aldricht.. Bah! A Missouri Humorist. Tom Lloyd, the young son of Con gressman; Lloyd of Missouri, bids fair to rival Mark Twain as a humorist Not long since he wrote his father as follows : June 28, 1902. Hon. James T. Lloyd, Shelby ville. Mo.; Dear Sir I would like for you to look up my pension claim and if possible hava my check sent to me immediately. I have served for about one week in tha First volunteer corps of the Lloyd Houne cleanlng brigade, commanded by Lieuten ant General H. H. Duckle (mamma). My back is nearly broken, and my hands ra covered with blisters so that I am unfit for any more active service. My number is 432.176.984,128.932. Trusting:-that you will have the check forwarded me, I remain, respectfully. THOMAS I LLOYD. Private In Rear Rank. A Hot Pactional Fight. The latest news from Nebraska Is to the effect that Hon. Edward' Rosewa ter, editor of the Omaha Bee, is hot foot after the flossy scalp lock of Da vid II. Mercer, present congressman. Both are Republicans, and unfortunate ly so is tho district. 0 , slP A THEATRE FOR 10c. To introduce . our novelties we will send prepaid, our Midway Theatro which shows original life-like move ments that pleases young and old. with our circulars, showing how to make money for only 10c. A snap! Send today. Address. 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This article Is a sure preventive that kills and drives away the worst of all pests, the Texas, buf falo and horn flies. We can show posi tive proof that this fly chaser will do just what is claimed for it. We can add no stronger argument for its use. It is a liquid and may be applied once or twice a day which' will be found to be amply sufficient. By using tho sprayer, the application is thoroughly made in a manner that is highly satis factory and inexpensive. It takes less than a minute to spray an animal. This will last 24 hours. Ilaney's Fly Chaser Is for the destruction of files and lice on cattle and horses. Its true merits Is found in the absolute effec tiveness under all conditions, yet it is perfectly harmless to man or beast. The flies at present are very bad in all sections of the country. Fly time worries cattle and horses and al together Is a season of considerable loss to the farmer in a financial way as well as loss of temper. Every farmer in the state should have a package of this wonderful article and a sprayer on hand during the summer months. A gallon can and sprayer will be sent tb any address, freight prepaid to your nearest railway sta tion upon receipt of postoffice order, draft or express order fo $2.25. Deal ers should handle this article. Manu factured only in the United States by THE HIGGASON REMEDY COMPANY MarshaMtown, Iowa. El Live Stock CATTLE T """fry SHEEP Com- a missions Nye & Buchanan Co., SOUTH OMAHA, NEBRASKA. Best possible service in all depart ments. Write or wire us for markets or other information. Long distance Telephone 2305 1111 rO Vistula, Fissure, all Rectal II 1 1 laV Diseases radically and per I laLLilJ. manently cured in a few weeks without the knife, cutting, liga ture or caustics, and without pain or detention from business. Particulars of our treatment and sample mailed free. Mr. W. G. McDanlel, railway engi neer,' writes: Hermit Remedy Co. Dear Sirs: I have doctored for bleed ing and protruding piles for fifteen years, the trouble becoming worse u time went on, until I was laid up sick In bed not able to attend to my du ties. My wife came to your office to get treatment, one Saturday, the fol lowing Monday I was able to go to work, and in thirty days I was com pletely cured without the loss of an hour's time. Several doctors told m3 that nothing but an operation would relieve, and I thlnH the cure In my case, In so short a time, is wonderful Indeed, and is most gratefully ac knowledged. Very truly yours, W. G. McDanlel, 367 Milwaukee ave., Chi cago. We have hundreds of similar testi monials of cures in desperate ca.n i from grateful patients who had trie.i many cure-alls, doctors treatment, and different methods of operation without relief. Ninety per cent of the people we treat come to us from one telling the other. You can have a trial sample mailed free by writing us full partic ulars of your case. Address Hermit Remedy Co., Suite 738, Adams Ex press Building, Chicago, 111. We Are for Women BEST ON EARTH LINCOLN STEEL RANGE Made of Rocky Mountain ftteel and lined with As bestos. Most Economical of Fuel. Best baker ari l cooker, largest oven cf any range. Top polished like a looking glass. Grease will not stick' to it. No blacking required. Always polished. Can be delivered anywhere in United States. Write tor price and what the peo ple say about them. , AMERICAN RANGE AND HARDWARE CO. LINCOLN. NEBRASKA.