The Nebraska independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1896-1902, October 16, 1902, Page 2, Image 2

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Oct ,16, 190!
China and Glassware Department
During the last few months we have
culled out all the undesirable stock from
this department, and have received sev
eral large shipments from Europe of the
latest and most desirable styles and pat
terns from leading manufacturers, whose
wares have a world-wide reputation.
The department is under the supervision
of one who has had many years' experi
ence with eastern dealers in these goods,
and will give you any information you
may want in regard to the particular
merits of our many different lines. We
have newly arranged this stock, and dis
play it in a way that you can quickly
see the sizes, patterns, colorings etc.
We would be pleased to show you
these new goods in this department.
Special for the week Dinner
Sets, 100 pieces, 4 different
decorations, at $10 07
Haviland China Cups and
Saucers, at, per set, $1.37,
$1.19, 97c, 63c and .57c
Our line of cut glass is the larg
est in the city. We mention
a few items that will interest
. you
Cut Glass Water Bottles, at
each $2 97
Salad Bowls at $4.97 and $3 47
Olive Dishes at $3.87, $3.47 and.. $2 50
In patronizing our underwear depart
ment you will certainly have the benefit
of selecting from the largest assortment
in the city, as well as feeling confident
of getting the very lowest prices possi
ble, consistent with first-class merchan
dise, as this department represents the
products of the very best mill3 in the
whole country.
We show a very practical gar
ment in a Ladies' Union Suit,
double across the front, an
extra protection in cold
weather.a splendid value, only $1 75
Ladies' silk and lisle Vests, high
neck and long sleeves, in
cream, pink or blue, at .$1 50
Ladies' Black Union Suits, in
all wool, or wool and cotton
extra values at $2.50, $2.00
and $1 50
Ladies' wool mixed Union Suits,
assorted styles and colors, at
$2.00, $1.75, $1.50, $1.25 and.. . .$1 00
Ladies' cotton fleece lined Union
Suits, at $1.00, 75c and ......... . 50c
Boys' heavy Jersey fleece lined
Union Suits, all sizes, at 49o
The Nazareth Waist, the best
waist made for girls or boys,
at 25c, 19c and 15c
A large assortment of Chil
dren's Underwear, in union
suits or separate garments, in
all wool, wool and cotton
mixed and all cotton, fleece
lined, at popular prices.
Mail Orders will receive prompt and Careful atten
tion. Send for Samples. Mention this paper.
and replaced by inexperienced, care
; less, unconscientious men, who may
endanger the llyes of their co-laborers
and innocent people only that man
agers and shareholders may extort
greater profits from the business.
Managing electric or steam engines
or handling dynamite in a coal mine
is a dangerous business, which can
not be learned from today to the mor
row, and putting inexperienced, care
less men or even boys at such work is
an infernal crime.
7 Now, based on such legal ground, it
. should be an easy matter for a willing,
honest, conscientious executive to pro
tect and settle strikes or disputes be
tween employes and employers, there
fore, it may be interesting to know
how the executive of Switzerland based
. on that legal ground prevented a gen
eral strike and settled another one.
About ten years ago the employes of
all the railroads in Switzerland com
plained about too long hours and too
low wages. They elected a committee
to put their complaints into writing
of which copies were sent to the fed-
.eral executive as well as to the direc-
. tors of every railroad company. It
was about the middle of January when
those complaints were sent out and in
them was declared that on the 1st of
: March every wheel on the roads would
be stopped if their just demands were
, not granted at that day. The federal
. executive waited now for a peaceable
s'tlement between the disputing par
ties, but as the directors of the rail
roads did not act in the matter, a few
days before the fixed time had arrived
, the federal executive demanded that
the dirierent railroad directors as well
. as the employes should at once send
delegates to the federal executive for a
peaceable settlement. To that sum-
. mons all concerned parties responded
except the directors of the N. O. B.
railroad, who declared, "There was
nothing to arbitrate." After hearing
. the arguments of both parties the fed
eral executive found that the de
mands of their employes are just and,
therefore, the directors must grant
them at once or the federal executive
would take possession of the road and
manage and operate the same in the
interest and for the benefit of the com
mon weal In Switzerland such a de
cision of the federal executive is final.
The executive is not subordinate to
the supreme court and, therefore, the
supreme court has no jurisdiction over
acts of the executive who is only re-
. sponsible for his acts to congress,
which again is controlled by the peo-
pie, who execute the highest sovor
eignty through the initiative and ref
erendum and I hardly believe that ever
a corporation will appeal to the final
supreme decision of the people.
That wise and just decision of the
executive prevented a general- Btrike
, in Switzerland to the best satisfac
tion of all interested parties except
, the .directors of the N. O. B. A few
years after that peaceable settlement
. the directors of the N. O. B. again
commenced to chicane their employes
and tried ' to - discharge some of the
leaders without . just cause, but to
. that all other employes of that road
protested. Again they put their com
. plaint into writing and sent the same
- to the federal executive as well as. to
: their directors, setting a time of sev
eral weeks for granting their demands,
threatening to stop all traffic at a cer-
- tain day if their demands were de
nied. That time the federal executive
did not interfere and as the directors
did not try to settle the dispute at
midnight every engine and every car
on the whole road stopped at the sta
tion where they were at that time, but
i every man kept his place to protect
the railroad property and no author
ity interfered- Next morning the state
executive of , jurich telegraphed, to the
federal executive in Berne, who at once
Mit. two of its members, with xtra
station of the N. O. B. Here some dele
gates of the striking employes waited
for that committee with an engine and
passenger car, in which the committee
went to Zurich, .wnere they were wel
comed with , enthusiastic hurrahs by
the people. -After a short hearing of
both parties that committee again
found that the demands of the em
ployes were just and, therefore, they
were granted. The directors were told
that they were responsible for all
damage which should accrue from that
interruption of traffic. In less than
two hours the dispute was settled and
as every employe was at his place in
about an hour after the settlement
every wheel on the whole road was
again in motion so that the traffic
was only interrupted for about six
teen hours by . tliat strike.
In Switzerland that is how two hon
est, conscientious members of the
bundesrath (board of seven members)
prevented a general railroad strike
and settled the only railroad strike in
less than twenty-four hours. By that
strike not a single cent's worth of
property , was destroyed, not a single
man was insulted or had received a
scratch, not. a. single layer, judge,
police or militia, men were employed or
mixed into the business, neither did
some general onlookers or a mob try
attack the employes for taking pos
session and destroying property.
Such energetic, wise, just members
of the federal executives Switzerland
has to thank for having one of the
best educated, intelligent, conscien
tious corps of . railroad employes, so
that their railroad service is one of the
best and safest in Europe. The people
of Switzerland have a good cause for
being proud of such honest, just fed
eral executive officers. But these of
ficers are under no obligations to cor
poration barons for rich contributions
to campaign funds for buying votes,
their offices are no sinecures, there
are more duties and unpleasant labor
connected with them than benefits. A
member of the bundesrath receives a
salary of about $1,600 a year, from that
he has to live, pay house rent, taxes,
etc. They have no railroad passes; if
they travel they have to buy their
tickets and they are seated among
other people; there are no extra body
guards or detectives for their protec
tion, the respect and love of the peo
ple are their best body guard.
Except a vacation of a few weeks
every year, they are in their office in
the executive building at work the
same as every subaltern. They are
not allowed to remove their offices into
palace, cars, when they are traveling,
or to Buzzard or Oyster bay, when they
are fishing or duck hunting. They
have to give account and are respon
sible for every nickel received and
expended; they have no carte blanche
like our executive, to issue new bonds,
without consent of congress, whenever
less than 100 million gold dollars 8?e
in thi treasury and without being
obliged to give any account for what
the money was expended.
Yes, the people of Switzerland can
be congratulated for having such fed
eral officers, but the respectable, peace
ful demeanor during that strike, which
all oJ-?r officers, the people in gen
eral, well as the striking employes,
observed deserves our appreciation
and vespect.
How different; is that in. this coun
try! A gang of unconscientious, in
satiable Robber Knights have taken
possession of all the natural resources
of the country, which they claim to be
their divine absolute private property,
wherewith they make all the people
tributary to themselves to rob the
people out of the sour earned fruits of
their hard labor. Instead of. the gov
ernment controlling these . Robber
Knights, they control the government,
president, members of congress and
k 4m H mmn. ! wm . in aamlla
ly our judges try to beat each other
in subservient obedience to execute
the tyrannical will of their masters, by
issuing injunctions and putting honest
compassionate people in jail for feed
ing the starving slaves of these Robber
jungnts. Instead of the president pro
tecting and .defending the inalienable
rights of the people in general as well
as of Me employes and laborers against
the barbaric cruelties and extortions
of those Knights of Eagles' Talons, the
president is aping European monarchs,
squandering the sour earned money of
the people by sending delegates in
knee bieeches to play the king's fool
at the coronation of European mon
archs, feasting and banqueting Eu
ropean princes, but showed the cold
shoulder to some honorable delegates
of the heroes from Transvaal repub
lics, exchanging presents with the pope
and European monarchs, sailing in the
princely yacht, Mayflower, making
pleasure trips over the whole conti
nent in paiace cars and makes stump
rpeeches to glorify himself and his
wise policy and hear himself speaks
ing. Like European monarchs, he
keeps a large body guard to protect
and save his life, but he forgets and
neglects his highest and most sacred
duties to protect and save the most
precious lives of honest, industrious
men, women and children who by the
hundreds of thousands are every year
starved to death, suffocated, roasted
alive, crushed to a pulp or blown to
atoms in coal mines, factories, rail
roads, sweat shops. All that starving,
crushing, roasting is done to save ex
penses that our Knights of the Eagles'
Talons can extort more profit and pile
up more fortunes in their princely
Hired, subservient, unconscientious
scribblers who long ago have lost their
last bit of self-respect are praising
these tyrannical, barbaric conditions,
glorifying those Knights of the Eagles'
Talons as a blessing to mankind and
our sanctimonious clergies bestow
their benedictions on it with a solemn
"Amen" and feast on their tithe, which
is their sacred share from the plunder.
How long will this people look in
different to these hellish conditions?
These horrible conditions cannot be
changed by electing a new president
and congress, tariff reform, gold stand
ard or free silver 16 to 1. This people
must help themselves instead of blind
ly obeying the orders of president, rep
resentatives and judges. The people
must show to those gentlemen that
the will of the people is the supreme
law and that they are only hired men,
who have to work for the wages and
obey and execute the will of the peo
ple, the same as any common laborer
has to work for his wages and obey
the will of his master.
But from my experience in Switzer
land, where I was born and lived near
ly forty years, I know that we can do
that only by a total change of our con
stitution and for that we need first of
all a solid moral foundation instead of
on thousands of years old superstitions
and brute force, we must base our
moral and political system on science
and knowledge, real truth and natural
rights, which I will explain in my next
article, "Religious Reform."
Woodlawn, Neb.
(Since writing the article above, Mr.
Schweizer asks that the following be
added to it:)
To the questions of Chancellor An
drews: A friend of mine, after read
ing that article, said: "That would be
all right, but is it lawful?" Now, I
never ask if anything is lawful; I only
ask if it is right. I believe that is it
not right to rob the people and to let
them starve and freeze to death; but
we canot wait for scrupulous investi
gations to find out if that is lawful.
Too much precious time has already
been fooled away on that question.
Distress knows no law; we must and
will have our coal at once, and if that
is not lawful, we will make it so by a
direct vote of the people. Then the
will of the people is the supreme law.
Good Only for Voting
It is but natural that upon his
emancipation and ' enfranchisement,
the negro should vote with the party of
Abraham Lincoln. How could he help
it? But the republican party of today
is not the republican party of Abra
ham Lincoln, as thousands of colored
men are discovering.
The Colored American, one of the
recognized organs of the colored peo
ple of the United States, is up in arms
against the administration over the
treatment it claims has been accord
ed Captain Denison, a colored officer
who distinguished himself as captain
of a company in the 48th infantry. It
quotes a telegram from the adjutant
general to bear out its charges, which
Is as follows:
"Colonel Duval, 48th Infantry, San
Francisco, Cal.: In your efficiency re
port on your regimental officers, you
flatter Captain Denison of your regi
ment very highly. Great pressure is
being brought to bear by the people of
Chicago to have Captain Denison
placed in the regular army. As it Is
not the policy of the administration to
commission colored men as officers in
the regular army, except as they might
come through West Point, you will
please change your report on Captain
Denison so as to bear us out in this
A Coincidence
Isn't it rather a unique coincidence
that almost simultaneously with the
publication of the statement of Chair
man Griggs, of the democratic con
gressional committe, when he said that
" .President Roosevelt was the best
stump speaker the democratic party
had this campaign;" that the president
should find a tariff abscess on his leg
which compelled him to abandon his
itinerary of partisan stump speaking?
There be strange things that happen
in the theatre of politics. -Dem. Cong.
The Independent grieves to learn of
the death of Miss S. Elizabeth Tuthill,
sister of our esteemed contributor,
George Halsey Tuthill, Brooklyn, N. Y.
In a communication from, Mr. Tuthill
he encloses a copy of "Beyond the
Clouds," a neat little book of poems
by Miss Tuthill, who, though for years
an Invalid, shows how to sympathize
Arthur P Darii hu an Ambition to Re
claim Hundred of Thousand of Acres
," ' " by DammiBf the Colorado
The National Irrigation association
sends us proofs of an interesting ar
ticle, reviewing the scheme of Arthur
P. Davis to construct a series of great
storage dams along the Colorado riv
er, providing water for irrigating mil
lions of acres of , arid lands, - create
hundreds of thousands of other acres
by the deposit of sediment, establish
hundreds of miles of navigation, and
produce almost unlimited electrical
power. The article is too long for
publication in full, but we quote:
Mr. Davis has outlined a tentative
plan contemplating four dams, one at
Norton, Ariz., with capacity to irri
gate 300,000 acres near Yuma; a sec
ond one at Bill Williams' Fork with a
capacity sufficient to irrigate 400,000
acres; a third one at .Bull's Head with
capacity to irrigate 300,000 acres, and
a fourth one in the Black Canyon of
the Colorado' with a capacity of 200,
000. These reservoirs would eacii be
provided with"',, large canals which
would be navigable. The reservoirs
Mr. Davis estimates would also de
velop waer-power o the extent of
500,000 horse-power. In case more
storage capacity is required in the
future other reservoirs could be con
structed in the canyon of the Colorado,
each of which would, furnish, addition
al storage, power, and navigation fa
cilities. This additional storage would
only be needed by the complete filling
by silt of the reservoir in the Black
Canyon, which Mr. Davis says would
mean the creation of two or three
hundred thousand acres of rich farm
ing land, the value of which would
far more than pay for the additional
reservoir above. .
The development of the enormous
horse-power above mentioned could be
utilized extensively in the mining in
dustry throughout the region, where
power is very costly.
The cost of the entire development
as outlined by Mr. Davis is $22,000,-
OOO.i Against this, however, he credits
at least 1,200,000 acres of land which
could be Irrigated, alone worth sev
eral times the cost of the project; 500
miles of navigation worth at least
$10,000,000, and immense power pos
sibilities, worth easily $100,000,000.
Taking the population of the five
adjacent counties in Southern Califor
nia dependent upon irrigation, he
shows that these x,200,00Q acres from
the lower Colorado would suport a
population of 1,500,000 people, or a
community more numerous than the
entire population of any one of .twen
ty-three states of the union.
In discussing the possibilities of the
scheme he refers to one instance of
a well-known, large deposit of gravel
within twenty miles of the Colorado
river, extending to a depth of hun
dreds of feet, and covering thousands
of acres, which is rich in placer gold,
but is little worked because of the
utter absence of water. By the power
developments proposed, water could be
readily pumped to this region and re
sult in a yield ' of hundreds of mil
lions of dollars.
Mr. Davis calls attention to the fact
that the greatest results can be achiev
ed only by planning and executing the
work as a comprehensive whole, such
as is practical only for the general
government. If private enterprise
should construct a large number of
small canals, such as are possible to
private capital, a network of vested
rights and improvements would result,
so that a comprehensive scheme would
be impracticable, and while the total
outlay would probably be greater, the
result would be but a mere fraction
of those possible to a great national
project such as that outlined.
Newspapers and Socialism
The communication below Is from
the pen of Mr. Levin T. Jones, 202 W.
Barre st., Baltimore, Md., member
American Press Writers' association,
237. The Independent prints it, not
as indorsement of all the demands of
socialism, but because it contains much
food for serious, earnest thought, Mr.
Jones' suggestion that no combination
is possible among newspapers because
they are so ' many, will suggest the
further thought, which our socialist
friends ignore, namely, that in some
lines of business there is an irresist
able tendency to combine and consoli
date, while in others such is not true.
There have been many railroads; now
there are comparatively few. Why?
Because combination and consolidation
enables the owners to monopolize the
business of transportation and 1 reap
greater rewards. There have been
few department stores; now there are
many. Why don't they consolidate
and combine? Because the business is
radically different from transporta
tion, and there is no irresistable ten
dency toward consolidation beyond a
certain point. If more profit could be
made by having only one gigantic de
partment store in Chicago instead of
many, consolidation would not long
be delayed. Mr. Jones says:
The cheapest things on earth are the
postage ' stamp, and the newspaper.
This letter, if printed, can be mailed
at San Francisco, and directed "The
Times," London, England, in which
event, a great railroad system estab
lished at enormous cost will take it,
and convey it over the American con
tinent to New York, where an ex
pensive steamship will meet it, and
carry it to the English shore, it will
here be taken charge of by the Eng
lish authorities, who will railroad it to
London, and furnish a -man who will
carry it to the office of the paper all
this service costs one cent. To appre
ciate its wonderful cheapness, com
pare it with something: the price of a
car fare will send five such letters.
Competition has forced the price of
the newspaper from 5c to 2c and lc,
quadrupled its size, and made it ridic
ulously cheap to the consumer. Try to
buy so much blank paper. The fact is,
the advertiser virtually furnishes the
paper to ine subscriber. Competition
is so fierce that little business can be
done without advertising. It is the
advertising that 4s profitable to the
paper,' and other things being equal,1
the -circulation, gets the advertiser,
will probably force the price to 3c or
even lc a week; , then a cutting in ad
vertising rates will ensue, which will
land them against Mr. Rockefeller's
famous saying: "It's combination or
But the newspapers are many, hence
there is no combination possible to
them that will restrict production, by
the closing of competing plants, and
thus control prices. In this respect the
editor is in the same prdicament as
the worker; their struggle for exist
ence is identical, and with both, the
weakest will go first. -
Private combination impossible the
choice is narrowed to public monop
oly or ruin. Recognition of this fact
is one of the reasons why many edi
tors are offering their columns to the
people for the free discussion of so
cialism. We also believe they are
sick of the reign of industrial terror
which covers the land, and which they
know will exist while the competitive
system remains.
When the editors conclude that
"competition" is cruel and vicious, and
cannot be made otherwise, and that it
must go well, it will just go. Noth
ing can withstand their mighty influ
ence when it is concentrated. Few edi
tors realize their almost limitless pow
er; few feel their consequent and
fearful responsibility. Those who do
are quick to open their columns to
the people, so as shift it to the shoul
ders upon which it should rest.
When the editors of the nation de
cide to avail themselves of their glori
ous opportunity to work out indus7
trial redemption, the oppressed can
raise their heads and clap their hands
for joy, for socialism will be at the
very door.
Government by Parties
In a free government parties are-a
necessity a part of the machinery of
the government and are based upon
ideas. The ideas of a party may be
wrong and it is mission of the opposite
party to discover and point them out.
No party can long exist unless it has
a definite policy in public affairs. It
Is necessary for the prosperity of the,
country to have two parties one to
administer the affairs of state and the
other to watch its methods and op
pose them when wrong. A party so
strong as to crush out all opposition
gives way to its own worst elements
and becomes corrupt. That was true
of the republican party in Nebraska in
former years and again during the last
two years and the governor and treas
urer have not been renominated on ac
count of crookedness in their adminis
tration, therefore it is high time that
the opposing party, the fusionists,
should again be given the'reins of the
state government. The record it made
when in power stands without parallel
in the history of the state, in hon
esty and efficiency, and every patriotic
citizen is proud of the fact Good and
true citizens, it behooves you to again
support the fusion ticket for the benefit
of the state and for better government
A change of parties at the state is of
permanent importance to all alike.
Honest and efficient government is as
a great mirror for all the people of this
great commonwealth to look into, re
flecting back a clear light in which
every act of the people's servants can
be distinctly seen.
North Loup, Neb.
Representative Peisiger
As the campaign progresses, and the
people are made acquainted with the
good work Representative Peisiger did
for the people at the last session of the
leglslature, they are more and more
convinced that he is the . man they
want to represent them and work for
them in the coming legislature. Vote
and work for Peisiger and you will
not regret it.
L. C. Peisiger of Blue Hill is all
right, his record is all O. K. and he
will represent Webster county again
this winter in. the legislature. Louie
is a friend for the common people.
Stay by Peisiger. J. P. Hale, in Red
Cloud Nation.
Mr. Wat kins Shows up Some More Agri
cultural Prosperity Iowa Leads
Nebraska Well up at the Head
Editor Independent: You seem to
think the showing I made, in your
issue of October 11, in regard to the
increase in agricultural wealth in
this state from 1890 to 1900, was very
poor. What about our neighbor, Kan
sas? Census Bulletin No. 192 gives her
farm wealth, including live stock and
machinery, in June, 1900, at 864 mil
lions, and for 1890 at 70f millions, an
increase of 158 millions, or at the
rate of 21-4 per cent per, annum. Yet
times are good, because the Kansas
hayseeds can borrow money at 5 per
How about Ohio? Census Bulletin
No. 219 gives all her farm wealth in
1900 at. . . . ; . $1,198,000,000
and in 1890 at ; 1.195,000,000
an increase of three million dollars;
less than three-tenths ot 1 per cent
for the ten years, or three-hundredths
of 1 per cent for one year. (At the
rate of about 40 years to gain 1 per
cent. Ed. Ind.) I was in Ohio in the
fall of 1890, and the farmers ' were
happy over their condition, in spite of
tne fact that two acres out of every
three were mortgaged almost out of
Iowa makes the best showing agri
culturally of any state in the union.
Her agricultural wealth increased a
trifle over 5 per cent, compound an
nually, in the last decade.
One other idea: From 1850 to 1860
we had ten years of the lowest tariff
we have ever, had and the wealth of
the nation doubled from 8 billions to
16 billions. In the next decade we
gained the same amount,1 the wealth
being nominally 30 billions, worth 80
cents on the dollar. This relative de
cline , is easily accounted: for because
of the rebellion. But from 1870 to
now we had a high tariff constantly,
and why has not our wealth doubled
each decade? If it had we would now
have 192 billions, instead of only 92
billions or less. .: :h ; , i
Again: Of the 8 billiona we had in
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less than one-fifth. We farmers have
performed half of all the labor to
produce this increase of wealth. I
candidly ask, Have we had "justice?
With all due respect to our late
martyred president, I do not think "a
factory so very much better neigh
bor than another farmer," as he stated
to the Knox county farmers, especially
if tuat factory has to constantly have
my' help. But you say, Without this
help I would not have my factory
neighbor. Let's see by the light of
the past: "A tree shall be known
by its fruits."
In 1850 there was ?533,000 of capital
invested in factories. In 1860 there
was 11,009,000, or an increase of near
ly 90 per cent. Could we have contin
ued at that rate until 1900 we would
have had 13 billion dollars in fac
tories, instead of which we had only
10 billions. And yet it is insisted
they are a success, when the facts are
they have, failed in the thing, which
they have' made a specialty to foster.
I see by the State Journal that the
Fowler bill is not before congress.
So , the Journal is improving. A half
truth is the meanest kind of lie.
Heretofore he has always had some
truth. in his falsehoods. The Fowler
bill provides for the banks paying a
tax of 1-8 to 2 1-2 per cent to tne
government on their issues. Query:
Does the government stand good for
these issues in .case of failure, whe
ther this tax is sufficient 'to meet
their note liabilities or not?
Verdon, Neb.
(It wouiU seem so; but what folly
it is to talt of the government stand
ing good for the bank's, paper, when
the Fowler bill expressly claims to be
a measure to shift the burden of re
deeming the greenbacks and silver
dollars from Uncle Sam to the banks.
If the old fellow is too weak to han
dle his own notes, what in the name
of common sense would his indorse
ment of bank paper be worth? Ed.
will ever be is a matter of specula
tion. It Is too much to say that i-i an
impossibility, but at the present time
it, looks an irriprobability. I'mlr
present conditions the taking of in
terest is justified on the grounds that
"present goods are more valuable than
future goods" the difference beln; in
terest. A promise to deliver one thou
sand bushels of. wheat twenty y-ars
hence is not so valuable as a thousand
bushels of wheat delivered today, and
no amount of sophistry can make k so.
In the barbarous or semi-civilized fctatt
man lives almost wholly In the 1 r, -ent,
and naturally discounts the fut ir.'
heavily. Under higher civilization i
pays more attention to the future, an i
discounts - the future less but stilt
some, and that some is interest. T ie
apparent rate of Interest deceives
many; a good portion of it is rrally
Insurance for the hazard taken--the
liability to lose not only the interest
but the principal as well.
The collective ownership of all ih--means
of production will not be ac
complished all at. once, if at all; h 11
the succeeding steps toward that end
will be about as follows: (a) Muni, -pal
jownership of waterworks, ele : re
lights, street car lines, etc. ih) N t-
tional ownership of railroads, ide
graphs, telephones, etc. Then m!
and other mines, (c) With the ev
perience then had it will be easier to
determine whether the remaining
means of production shall be own d
Socialists themselves do more than
all others to prevent the accomplish
ment of the things they demand. With
them afhalf a loaf Is not better than
no bread. They 1 will have none if
they can't get all. They have no pa
tience with the "milk and water" d -mands
ot populists. But just the sa me,
if the socialists ever do succeed In se
curing what they demand, the iw;
ullsts demands will first be scoured.
Ed. Ind.)
Mr. Ellington CommtBti on Stlckay'
Statement and Sajra That Intrl
Mait Go
Alitor Independent: A. B. Stlck
ney, in his address yesterday on the
"Rewards'of Industry," before the em
ployers' and employes' convention,
pointed odt as the three elements of
human activity linked in an indis
soluble partnership the wage earners,
the profit earners, and the interest
earners. He Is deserting a vote of
thanks for his clear statement, but
the dissolution of that partnership is
the first law of nature to all reputa
ble numanity." If the profit earner
and the interest earner earn anything
at all they do it as the train rob
ber, the burglar and the counterfeiter
earns; and if our system of laws con
demns the one set of these earners and
not the other, those laws are to be
condemned without stint- Repeal those
laws, is the demand of the intelligent
voter, and they are that numerous
they fall into classes. While we are
engaged in assorting out those laws
begin with the introduction of a scien
tific scale of measures for value, and
the victim element of that partnership
will have been divorced from its crim
inal alliance and the much vaunted
iron law of wages will become inoper
ative and wage abolished; he will re
ceive in value the product of his la
bor; there will be no profit, 'no in
terest, for him to pay and if the cap
tains of industry want anything for
their labor it must be there in the form
of product of some kind that can in
no way lessen the product of the other
kind of work -engaged in . production;
if not the less they say the better for
themselves. Profits and interest and
wage must go; the race cannot stand
it though they have some inclination
to go easy., as may be possible in
bringing about the change. ' Down
with the t system accursed of all ex
perience and up with the man; there is
no compromise or arbitration possible
in such issues.
Minnehaha, Minn.
, (The abolition of interest arid rent
will never be accomplished until the
socialist demand for the "collective
Mortensipn fi a a for ' yea rs rpnrc I ?M.e'r' "eWi'i
weight wnh rteaucto
Keduce your fat and be refliwd. iwfin y r
fat and be reduced. "Kwlucto" Is a i-rf t-cii
harmless vegetable compound endn3 I t
thousands of physician aud people wb h
tried It We send jrou the formula, you
"Keducto'' at home If you d wlre. you ka.i
full well the lngrrpdlents and therefore ue 't
have no fear of evil fttftcts. tnd l.i fr re
ceipt and instructions everything m&i!e4 l i
plain envelope. Address
Ginseng Chemical Co.,
3701 S. Jefferson At., St. Louis, Mo
Meier & Meier, Attorneys, 124 1 O Stre
Notice is uereby given that Edward Sterens
Joseph A. Nefille and James C Welia, tiai
sociated themselves for the purpose of i wir
poratinc- and that they have foroaed e6riTa
tion under the law of thertitate of 'flrtoi
the name of which is The 8tevens A vi:.
Cigar Company, and the principal place f
transacting its business is in the City cf Li
coin, Lancaster County, Nebraska. The peror?l
nature of the business to be transacted i li e
manufacture and sale of cignrs and other t
baccoandthe operation of pool and fciiHard
tables. The capital stock of said corporation
is three thousand dollars (.0UU0). fully pas i
up at the time of commencement of bti;ue.
The time of the commencement of said buss ne
was the &h day of September, 1V, tiad the
time of its termination will be the "Ath diiy of
September, 19C The highest amouns of in
debtedness to wblch said corporation mity at
any time subject itself is two-thirds of its car i-
taf stock. The affairs of said corporation t to
Vm psinrWtnri bv a board of directors con.iiv?
of the stock holders of said corporation uud a
president, a secretary ana a treasnrer
Incorporators JOSEPH A. NEVILLE
By Meier A- Meier. Their Attomys.
We Are for Women
Made of Rocky Mountaia
Steel and lined with A--bestos.
Most EcortoEikrtl
of Fuel. Best baiiet til
cooker, largest oven cf
any rane. Top pa!ihe4
like a looking glass.
Grease will not stick to
it. No blacking: required.
Always polis hed. Can be
delivered anywhitre issj1'
Uuited iitates. Writ? fo-t
'price and what the pco. '
pie say ubout the at.