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tfyt Eebraska Independent
Lincoln, Jiebraska.
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The Ticket
;For Governor..... . .W. H. Thompson
(Democrat, Hall County.)
.Lieut. Governor E. A. Gilbert
(Populist, York County.)
'Secretary of State John Powers
t ' (Populist, Hitchcock County.)
lAuditor C. Q. De France
(Populist, Jefferson County.)
(Treasurer J. N. Lyman
(Populist, Adams County.)
lAttorney General J. H. Broady
(Democrat, Lancaster County.)
Commissioner Public Lands and
Bufldings .J. C. Brennan
' (Democrat, Douglas- County.)
Bupt. of Schools Claude Smith
' . (Populist, Dawson County.)
JFirst Howard H. Hanks
(Democrat, Otoe county.)
,'Second... Gilbert M. Hitchcock
; (Democrat, Douglas county.)
jTThird John S. Robinson
(Democrat, Madison county.)
fourth William L. Stark
l (Populist, Hamilton county.)
kFifth Ashton C. Shallenberger
; (Democrat, Harlan county.)
33ixth Patrick H. Barry
(Populist, Greeley county.)
t .
A southern newspaper says that Gov
ernor Savage's Red River plantation
is suffering from the drouth.
According to Baer, the coal baron,
'Me and God are in charge of the
property Interests of the United
Mr. Walter Page says that he has
never seen a magazine that was more
than a pile of debris, and he has about
the same opinion of them that The
, Independent has.
Where the millionaires are, there
also are the paupers and the potters'
'fields. New York has tens of thou
sands of the former and acres of the
There were 1,556,520 votes cast for
5 governor at the 1900 election. The
Omaha Auditorium company has a
guessing contest on as to how many
will be cast this year.
The New York anarchists held their
first meeting since the assassination of
jMcKinley the other day. They de
nounced this as a "bum republic" and
the police did not interfere.
i When the republican denies that the
i republican party is a railroad corpor
' ation party, ask him if he ever lenew
' or heard of a railroad official in Ne
(baska working and voting for any
other than the republican party.
' A republican writing 'from Saunders
county says the banks have $2,500,000
' on deposit. If he had wanted to make
!a truthful statement he would have
' said: The banks of Saunders county
owe $2,500,000 and have $250,000 in
' cash on hand to pay it with.
v Even some of the republican papers
have tired of the greatness of Little
field. Perhaps it is because they have
discovered that the story that Roose
, velt, Littlefleld and Knox were en
, gaged in a conspiracy to destroy the
trusts wouldn't go down.
To "vote er straight" this time
means to vote away the privilege of
educating your children in the common
schools and that whether this repub
lic is a world power or not. What will
your children care whether this na
tion is a world power or not if they
grow up in ignorance.
It is announced in the financial pa
pers that the governors of the New
York stock exchange are going to. "se
verely discipline" all the members of
that organization who had anything
to do with bringing the Powers merger
suit against Jim Hill and his partners.
Any man who brings a suit against a
trust hereafter will have a pretty
tough time of it.
Notwithstanding the savage on
slaught made upon the trusts by Ted
dy and Knox, there has been about a
score of new ones organized during
the week, and among them a $5,000,
000 broom trust. Pretty soon the Inde
pendent owners of all sorts of manu
factories will have nothing to show
for their property but a piece of paper
called a share of stock. A piece of
paper will last a little longer than
one of those Holland tulips and there
' may be some consolation in that.
' The plutocratic papers have been
fllled'of late with stories of, the break
between the president and the trusts,
banks, coal and railroad magnates
that go under the title of Wall street
They say that the privileged interests
and tariff grafters who have hereto
fore furnished from three to five mil
lions for campaign purposes every
year for ten or twelve years have shut
down the lids of their cash boxes and
that when Congressman Babcock has
called upon them as usual for two or
three millions to buy the present elec
tion, the magnates have turned them
away without a cent. Then they tell
how piteous appeals have been made
to Hanna to take charge of the cam
paign as he never has had a bit of
trouble in getting a few millions from
the privileged classes whenever he de
manded It, and that Hanna has abso
lutely refused to have anything to do
with the present campaign and has
told the campaign managers that as
the house turned down his subsidy
bill, that he would rather like the idea
of a democratic house and they could
get no help from him. Furthermore
they say that the president's anti
trust speeches have set the whole of
Wall street, with Morgan at their
head, against him and that they, too,
want a democratic house so that they
can beat Roosevelt for the presiden
tial nomination.
The Independent does not take a
particle of stock in any of these stor
ies. Roosevelt's attacks on the trusts
have uch a lack of "strenuosity" that
even the trust magnates are very well
pleased with them. They smile se
renely when they think of the injunc
tion suits against the beef trust which,
if they had any effect at all, it was to
raise the price of dressed meats still
higher. Then one cannot forget his
action In regard to the anthracite coal
trust which is an organization that
exists in direct defiance of law. He
sent Carrol D. Wright to investigate It.
Mr. Wright investigated and made a
report. The president locked that re
port up and refused to let the public
have a glimpse of It. Whether it was
In favor of the trust or the miners, it
was a public document, the cost of get
ting it being paid by the people and
the people had a right to see it.
It is positively asserted by all the
great dailies and denied by no one
that Morgan Is the head of the coal
trust and a word from him at any time
would end the strike that is disturb
ing the business of many states and
putting a very heavy tax on the poor.
Does any one believe that Roosevelt
is making a gallant and desperate
charge upon the accumulated millions
of the trusts and combines 'when a
word from him would cause the arrest
upon a criminal charge, provided ( for
in the Sherman act, of this "first citi
zen of the world?" The president
does not even try the mild Injunction
plan on Morgan while the dailies pic
ture the great Rough Rider as going
forth, single-handed:
Valiantly he rode alone,
With his yeman's sword for aid;
Ornament It carried none
Save the notches on the blade.
It is a pretty picture that dailies
make, but there is no truth in It
The foundation on which most of the
trusts are built is the tariff, but Teddy
so far, while he has talked of the army,
the navy, our Insular possessions and
many other things, has not mentioned
the tariff. When he openly demands
that the tariff shall be removed from
trust-made goods that are sold to for
eigners cheaper than they are to Am
erican citizens, then The Independent
will begin to believe that the trusts
and Wall street have fallen out with
In his speech at Haverhill, Mass.,
the president said:
"We need a wise administration
of the law, an upright and fearless
administration of the law."
Would not a fearless administration
of the laws result in the criminal pros
ecution of every trust magnate who is
openly violating the criminal laws en
acted by congress? Is it not a cow
ardly administration of . the law to let
the great, rich lawbreakers go unpun
ished vrhile petty violators find no
mercy? The anthracite coal trust, ev
erybody admits, exists in direct viola
tion of law and. the president will not
order a criminal prosecution brought
against it or any other trust. Do these
things indicate that the president is
engaged in a war upon the trusts and
that Wall street is down upon him?
The right of the working people have
been the special care of the kings, em
perors, tariff grafters and property
holders since the world began. They
always know what is better for them
than the workingmen do themselves,
and the leaders of the working people
from Moses and Aaron to the present
time have always been agitators and
walking jdelegates. That is the record
of all history and Mr. Baer, the coal
baron, is only reiterating what the
rich, the powerful, and. the governing
class have always said. Working peor
pie according to; Mr. Baer (and for
that matter in the opinion of the rich
generally, although they usually have
sense enough to be silent on. that sub
ject,) are not yet fit for self-government
any more than are the Filipinos,
and should not be allowed to choose
their own leaders. Their leaders should
be selected for them by those "whom
God in his infinite wisdom has given
the control of the property interests
of the country." That is what old
Pharaoh thought, and Mr. Baer, the
trust magnates and tariff grafters are
all of the same opinion still.
These opinions have been held by
the men to "whom God in his Infinite
wisdom has given the control of the
property interests of the country," for
four thousand years. The men who
opposed were in the time of Paul
called "pestilent fellows," and "mov
ers of sedition." Now they are called
"labor agitators." If God ever chose
the rich as his agents to control the
property of the world, there is no rec
ord of it in what Mr. Baer calls the
"Word of God." St. James seemed to
think that God had chosen the poor,
for he says: "Hath not God chosen
the poor of this world?"
The truth about the matter 13, that
the workingmen have themselves
chosen Mr. Baer and men like him to
control the property interests of the
country and it was not God in his in
finite wisdom at all. The safety of
property lies In the government and
the workingmen have chosen to put
the millionaires, the trust magnates,
the tariff grafters in control of the
government. The man whom they
elected vice president and who, by ac
cident, is now president, is out stumping-the
country in the defense of the
trusts and great combinations of capi
tal and the only restraint that he
would put upon them is what he calls
"publicity." The workingmen have
done this in all ages and all countries
with one exception. In New Zealand
they concluded to take control of the
country and property Interests them
selves. In the United States they pre
fer to turn all this over to Mr. Baer
and men of his stamp and when these
men begin to brag about it and say
that it was God and not the working
men who gave them the control of the
property, the said workingmen raise a
great outcry.
But the magnates will have the same
opinion still and will continue to in
sist that God in his infinite' wisdom
has given them the control of the
property of the country and the howls
of the workingmen will only add to
their amusement
The army and navy have been en
gaged in some complicated maneuv
ers, along and off the coast of New
England for the training of the officers
and men of the two forces. The naval
maneuvers brings to mind how this na
tion's defenses have been JWeakeried
by the imperialistic policy of the gov
ernment. Everywhere It is being re
marked that if this nation, in the fu
ture, should have the misfortune to
get into foreign wars, the probability
is that the issue would be decided at
a distance from our continental do
main. Our enemies would try to strike
us in our possessions over the sea,
exactly as England struck France in
Canada and India in the seven years'
war. They might endeavor to take Ha
waii, possibly Porto Rico, Guam and
Samoa,, and surely the Philippines. If,
by superior sea power, they coujd
strip us qf these possessions far from
our continental borders, they would
probably be able to force our govern
ment to some kind of a peace, since
the loss of those appanages of empire
would be accompanied by such a weak
ening of our naval strength assum
ing, as we may, that an effort had
been made to defend them that the
government's naval resources for con
tinued warfare would be reduced to a
point presaging ulttmate defeat In
attaining the objects of the war.
When this imperialism first began,
The Independent insisted that expan
sion beyond the seas, Instead of
strengthening the defenses of this
country, with the exception of Hawaii,
that it weakened them and made us a
lesser, instead of a greater world pow
er than we had been before. After
some years, the idea seems to have
dawned upon some other writers. In
stead of the question of imperialism
being a dead question, it is likely at
any time to become a question of the
life or death of the nation as a world
The Charleston exhibition winds up
its affairs with the announcement
that there is a deficit of $225,000. How
the promoters of that exhibition ever
came to believe that they could make
it pay in a city of 30,000 white popula
tion and in a country where half of
the population was poor negroes and
still poorer white trash, is beyond
comprehension. Congress will be
called upon to foot the bill and the
taxpayers must '"shell out"
Judge Pennypacker, Quay's candi
date for governor of Pennsylvania,
gravely announces that " Quay Is a
greater man than Webster or Clay.
It Is but natural that the creature
should look withv admiration and rev
erence upon its creator. The Penn
sylvania papers have .wasted a great
deal of space in discussing the matter.
They should have thought of the above
solution in" the first place and then
"dropped : the matter, . .
Populism is forcing itself to the front
j so rapidly that even close observers
are unable to keep track of all t Its
victories. The ground it" has gained is
not to be measured by looking at the"
party , strength, but rather by observ
ing the inroads it has made in other
parties. As a political organization
one of its chief recruiting grounds
was closed against it by the democratic
national convention . of 1896 demo
crats who were dissatisfied with the
Cleveland program, and would un
doubtedly have, become populists had
that been continued, remained in the
democratic party because the democratic-party
made a lOng step in the
direction of populism. And ' whether
we may view the Chicago platform as
a victory for populism, in the light of
ultimate results, orjthe opposite, ev
ery sensible man knows that the
growth of the people's . party was
checked in 1896 and the only sensible
thing that could be done was what
was done. There was no room for two
opposing parties asking substantially
the same reforms.
In 1896 we heard , much about the
"immutable value of gold" it was the
standard which could, not change. If
prices went down, it was wholly be
cause of "over-production", of the
goods that fell in price. - If the general
level of prices fell, it, was because
there was an over-production of all
things; and if the general level of
prices rose, it was because of a short
age of all things or an immensely in
creased demand with no corresponding
increase in the supply. The populist
contention, founded upon the deduc
tions of the best economists in the
world, that an Increase in the money
supply meant an increase in the gen
eral level of prices, was scoffed at as
the "vaporlngs of a disordered im
agination." Gold was the money of
"intrinsic" value had the "value"
right in it. It couldn't change. From
the time "that gold was first found un
til then, its value had never fluctuated
in the slightest degree, etc., etc., ad lib.
Populists will remember the discus
sions they had, but mullet heads have
forgotten all about it
A New York subscriber sends The
Independent an editorial clipped from
the Buffalo News" a thick and thin
republican paper" with the comment,
"The world do move." The editorial
is worthy of reproduction and is as
"The armory board of the National
Guard throws out" all the bids for the
new armory of the 65th regiment be
cause the lowest is still $65,000 above
the appropriation? ' Those most inter
ested, such as Architect Metzger, Gen.
Welch, and other's, say that they are
surprised attheigh prices of ma
terials which enter into' the cost of
building. :i:
"The point suggests one idea over
looked in much of the current discus
sion about priced That is that there
has been an inflation of-the currency
of the country without the observation
of most of the people. The output of
gold for several-years, in spite of the
interruption of the Boer war. has been
without parallel in any otlrer period
of history. Not after the discovery of
gold in California and Australia was
there anything like the production of
the yellow metal reported annually
for the last six years, while the re
turns show no signs of diminishing,
but rather of exceeding even former
"The effect of this state of things is
to enhance prices, among other results,
and to do it in a way that is not no
ticed at first or always traced to its
right source when observed. It is not
contended, of course, that corners in
beef, or corn, or oats, or. any other
commodity, recently seen in this coun
try, are due to the' Increase of cur
rency. But a tendency is noted toward
a constant rise in the prices of goods
in all directions so that the cost of
living is greater than two or three
years ago. There was a period when
the price, that is, the wages, of labor,
had been pushed beyond the general
level of advance in other things. Now
the reverse appears to be the case in
some directions, and there are com
plaints that wages and salaries aVe
not as high as formerly In relation
to the expenses of living.
"Without discussing the process of
readjustment it is well to recognize
the expansion of the currency as the
great underlaying cause of much of the
disturbance felt over the relation of
earnings to expenses in this country
The active support and large contri
butions of every railroad corporation in
the state makes the republican leaders
feel pretty sure of winning. That be
ing the case they are laying the foun
dation for future stealing in advance.
The Prout opinion, permitting the sale
of the school lands and putting a mil
lion dollars in the hands of the state
treasurer to be handled for years Tjy
the gang, beats the old Bartley deal ten
to one. So anxious are they to get this
money into their itching. palms, they
could not wait to lay the foundation
after the election and they have pre
pared for it in advance. Elect the re
publican ticket this fall and: the great
patrimony of the common schools will
to -dissipated within the ; next few
years. -The republicans, are, after It
and they will get it just as sure as they
are continued in office.
If there are -any republicans left in
this state who '. would rather preserve
the common schools; than see the re
publican party in power, it is time they
began to hustle. If the school ' lands
are sold and the money turned over
to a republican treasurerunder'laws
that prohibit him from investing it in
anything but state and national secur
ities, just, as certain; as the sun con
tinues to rise and set, will that fund be
lost to the schools, or it will have to
be replaced by a transfer from the gen
eral fund and raised ,by increased tax
ation. It wjllr.not take the crafty re
publican politicians long to invent a
way to get around the constitutional
provision making that necessary. The
constitution only allows a state debt
of $50,000, but the state is in debt
about $2,000,000 all the same. As long
as that land is held, the school children
are safe. The moment it is sold and
the money turned over to a republican
state treasurer, its final dissipation is.
provided for. The present republican
state treasurer handled the school
funds in such, a way that the party
dared not renominate him. The next
one they send there will be exactly of
the same brand. If the school fund
is to be saved, somebody "better hur
ry up." If Dr. Lyman is elected it
will be safe while he" holds office.
In his Providence speech, President
Roosevelt said:
"One of the dangers of the tre
mendous industrial growth of the
last generation has been, the great
increase in large private, and espe
cially in large, corporate fortunes."
That Is just what The Independent
and populist party have been saying
for the last ten years. The difference
between them and Roosevelt is, that
Roosevelt has been supporting a painty
under whose policies the great in
crease in private and corporate for
tunes has been made possible, while
The Independent and populist party
have been, advocating policies that
would make these great private and"
corporate fortunes Impossible. Every
one of these fortunes has been the re
sult of special privileges granted by
the party of the president. Without
these privileges the fortunes would
never have existed. The railroad fran
chises which- have been made a free
gift to the Vanderbilts and Goulds
have created those fortunes. The spe
cial privileges on the railroads was the
foundation of the Rockefeller for
tune, and so it has been all along the
line. The Union Pacific Railroad com
pany was given enough bonds to build
it and then enough land to build it
twice. ) Is 4t any. wonder that the men
who control it are masters of im
mense fortunes? The party that Mr.
Roosevelt represents, and which he is
stumping the states to keep in power,
made these gifts from money taxed
out of thepeople to a privileged few
and a great increase in private and
corporate fortunes has been the re
sult. -Mr. Roosevelt proposes to keep
the party that did this in power and
to continue these same policies with
out any material change. When the
president's acts ' are placed alongside
of his words, the words appear to be
the most arrant hypocrisy.
Many a business man of Lincoln
and other towns and cities in this
state will be, hard pressed to pay his
taxes and the contribution that he
must make to the coal trust. It will
be real sacrifice for him to do it. But
he will go and- vote f or the men who
will not only make him pay his own
taxes, but a part of the taxes of the
Goulds, Vanderbilts, Hills and other
railroad owners. Every one of them
knows that if he . votes the republican
ticket that that is just what he will
have to do. Why do-men act in this
unreasonable manner? Can anybody
tell? ' , . '
There are hundreds of wage-work
ers in Lincoln, Omaha and other cities
of Nebraska who know that they pay
taxes to the -full value of their little
homes if they are among, the few for
tunate ones who have a home of their
own. it is. a great narasmp ror tnem
to pay their taxes. - They and their
wives have to skimp for weeks to raise
the money. But these men are so con
scientious, have such a constant dread
that if the fusion, candidates are
elected that they will, tax the railroads
too much, that they will $bte to pay
their own taxes and part of the taxes
of those railroad owners who give
$100,000 balls and riot and gamble the
summer days away at Saratoga.
They know that the value of their
houses are what they can sell them
for and they know that they are taxed
accordingly, but they , can't imagine
how the" value of a railroad is what it
will sell for and that the claim to tax
it accordingly is confiscation. A rail
road which would 'sell for $80,000 or
$100,000 a miles they think ought to be
taxed for about $5,000. A great many
of them are influenced in their con
clusions by .speeches, such as were
made by one of the heavenly twins:
"Walk up gentlemen and take some
thing on me." . '
Give credit where credit is due.
When writing to ad'ertisefs tell them
you saw their ad. in The Independent
In'-this raoe for Clothing
supremacy there is plenty
of excitement. The com
petition is sharp and keen.
But the excitement is all
with the other fellows now.
They're running neck and
neck back somewhere 'round
. the quarter pole. We're in
on the home stretch with
the judge's , flag ready to
drop and proclaim The Arm
Strong Clothing Co.
winners. With the fall
campaign on in its fullness,
comparison with the cata
logues of every other mail
order house awards us the
supremacy. . .they've all
done well to us. the greater credit we. have excelled. Willingly we
urge you to compare value for value, sample with sample secure in the
knowledge of your verdict. Your conclusion will be the same as thou
sands of others
The Best Place fo Buy Clothe
is at Armstrong's
We are especially anxious for you, to investigate these five new lines
that are priced at-O, $8.75, $10, 12.50, $15.
1221 1223 1225-1227-0 STREET, LINCOLN, NEB.
Thousands of the readers of The
Independent who have been fighting
the battles of reform for the last de
cade know what to expect from the
republican party and they are not sur
prised at the decision of Attorney
General Prout which makes another
raid upon the school funds very easy
and exceeding by far the amount that
the gang gathered in when Bartley
was treasurer.
Some years ago a bill was introduced
into the legislature by Mr. Sheldon
which received the hearty support of
all the fusion forces as well as many
of the better class of republicans. It
prohibited any further sale of school
lands and preserved to the children of
the state forever the Income,from those
lands. Land cannot be stolen by re
publican state treasurers and that
made the children's inheritance safe.
Now comes the attorney of this same
old gang and delivers an opinion that
the most of the lands can be sold and
the money turned over . to the state
treasurer. The rdaily papers say that
there are hundreds of applications for
these lands. Their sale will put into
the hands of the state treasurer over
$1,000,000. Under the constitution of
the state it will be impossible to in
vest that money. So that it will bring
an income to the, schools. There are
several hundred thousand dollars now
in his hands that cannot be invested.
Add to that $1,000,000 more and the
office of state treasurer will become
one of the greatest bonanzas In all
the west for republican politicians.
On the other hand, the income of the
schools will be greatly reduced and we
will have the old republican situation
over again when teachers had to wait
for months for their pay and the dis
bursements to schools was so small
that large sections of the state could
maintain schools for only a few
months in the year.
No one but a thief would want to
put a million dollars In the hands of
the state treasurer to He there for
years and bring no income to the
schools. It is putting a premium on
It would seem that there would be
some public spirited citizen who could
afford to bring a suit to enjoin this
crowd at the state house from violat
ing the law and robbing the children
of the state. It would be a most ap
propriate action if taken by some one
who helped to put these rascals there.
We who opposed their election knew
what they would do before they got
there. . ,
Rents in fiats and all heated build
ings where heat is included in the rent
have taken another jump skyward in
all the eastern cities and no doubt the
western cities will follow suit in short
order. The owners of heated buildings
in Omaha and Lincoln will be de
manding this increase as soon as the
cool .weather sets in. The excuse is
the high price of fuel caused by the
anthracite coal strike! It will be seen
that the clerks, the " small business
man and the lower middle class peo
ple generally will be called upon to
ray the cost of the coal strike to
gether with a big profit to coal barons
who are selling their stored up coal
at enormous prices. These renters all
ought to pay this little assessment
upon them very cheerfully. It Is what
they have been voting for for the last
ten years and now that they have come
to the realization of their political
ideas, they should be supremely happy.
Meantime Presidents Truesdale and
Baer stand firmly by their position of
divine right and God appointed agents
of the property interests of this re
public and abate not a particle of
their claim that they are the joint
rulers with God and responsible to
him alone. That thought should In
crease the happiness of the renters as
they hand over their monthly stipend.
The money which they have earned
with so many weary hours of toil, ps
almost directly into the hands of these
God appointed agents. The renters
pay It to the landlord, the landlord
pays It to the coal dealer and the
coal dealer hands it over to the barons.
It is absolutely certain to get to "Me
and God," and why should not the
renters be happy?
The populists for more than a de
cade have been calling attention to
the increase of tenant farmers. Thy
have said that the policies of the re
publican party lead directly toward the
old world system of landlordism and
peasantry. That their warnings were
based upon a solid foundation is shown
most conclusively by the last national
census reports.
The census shows that tenant farm
ing has advanced during the last do
cade much faster than in the previous
ten years, and now stands at a propor
tion calculated more forcibly to ar
rest attention. This is the census
statement on the subject back to 1880:
Per cent operated by
No. of Own- Cash Share
. farms. ers. ten'ts, ten'ts.
1900 ..5,739,657 64.7 13.1 22.2
1890 ..4,564,641 71.6 10.0 1S.4
1880 ..4,008,907 74.5 8.0 17.5
To the hard working tenants of the
Nebraska farms, of which there are
thousands, it must be a great consola
tion to think that they have always
"voted 'er straight," even though the
hope of owning a home has vanished
The rich, after having corrupted
congresses, courts and legislatures to
enable them to accumulate their mil
lions, then refuse to pay taxes on
them. Even some of the plutocratic
papers are now making that bold as
sertion. The Chicago Record-Herald
The taxpayers or tax dodgers
who have made the tax fixer and
the tax forger ubiquitous and ra
pacious are not to be found among
citizens of small means, nor alone
among citizens of shady reputa
tions. They are for the most part
The question whether these wealthy ,
rascals shall pay their taxes Is the
chief question before the people in the
campaign Just beginning, If the state
government is entrusted to the fusion
candidates now before the people, the
rich will be made to pay their just
share of taxes. If the republicans win
they will not. Every intelligent man
knows that those are the facts. If
a majority of the hard working people
of this state prefer to pay their own
taxes and then a large share of what
the rich corporations ought to pay.
they can accomplish that by voting the
republican ticket.
Pennypacker did not equal W. E.
Curtis In sycophantlsm, although his
effort received universal recognition,
when he declared that Quay was great
er than Webster or Clay. Curtis' "first
citizen of the world" when he bowed
at the feet of the' great trust pro
moter was a little better than the ai
julation of Pennypacker. According
to the standards set up by the Mam
mon worshipers, this country is pe
culiarly favored with great men. Quay
is greater than Webster or Clay, a
Chicago professor declares that Rocke
feller is greater than Shakespeare and
Curtis has found in Morgan the "flrst
citizen of " the world", before whom
princes, .kings and emperors bow down.