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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT.
THE MEAT TRUST.
Every plutocratic, trust-advocating
paper in the United States has been
claiming that the high price of meat
was not because of the extortions of
the trust, but on account of the short
age of cattle. Monday morning The
Independent received the following
document franked from the treasury
department at Washington, which, if
it had been sent out before instead of
the republican campaign stuff that it
has been flooding the country with, it
might have had some effect on the
elections. It is here printed verbatim
"The end of the first three-quarters
of the calendar year affords a good
point of retrospect from which to com
pare the volume of commercial move
ments in the domestic trade of the
United States with that of the preced
ing year. The September Summary of
Internal Commerce, issued by the
treasury bureau of statistics, furnishes
statistical returns for this purpose. Its
reports show that the live stock traffic
during September was larger than, for
the corresponding month in either of
the two preceding years at the five
markets of Chicago. Kansas City, Oma
ha, St Louis and St Joseph taken to
gether. A total of 56,996 carloads of
stock were received during September,
1902, while 52,614 carloads arrived in
September, 1901, and 50,716 carloads in
September, 1900. In two years, there
fore, there has been a gain of 6,280
cars, or 12.38 per cent."
The Heights Ahead.
Editor Independent: Your letter
and a copy of The Independent, which
is to come for a year, were both re
ceived. Just as soon as I am able,
and within a few days, a list of the
reading democrats about here will be
furnished me and each one shall have
at least one copy of The Independent.
It seems to me that the populist
ideas are the evidence of a realization
and that is an evolution of the truth
in democratic principles.
I am glad that you are brave enough
' to denounce wrong doers and hope the
time will come when you will have to
use all your strength in praising them
for abandoning error and turning to
There are heights ahead yet for the
populists and they are headed toward
them and gaining with the swiftness of
a 'western wind.
MRS. M. L. BIGELOW.
It has been truly said that all the
training required by children in the
labor market is in the direction of me
chanical and brainless routine; there is
and can be no real apprentice system
among them at all. It is claimed by
m"n and women who have made the
most exhaustive investigation of the
subject that the factory child, trained
neither in the school room nor the
workshop, can develop no individual
ity and promises, in coming to ma
turity, to be little more than an addi
tion to the mass of wretched, helpless
A Universal Remedy.
Editor Independent: Let me an
nounce a universal remedy for this
world's ills. It is coming before the
world in its proper light and all had
better heed it. It is the lawmaking
power couched in the democratic and
republican opponents. Both arc like
two cats hung up by their tails over a
barbed wire fence. You know thir
destiny. The true issue before the
world is God's law and man's law;
God's law exalted, man's law burnt up.
C. W. LAWSON.
local business it was decided not to
wait for this board before increasing
the central service.
The switchboard finally to be In
stalled will call central by merely
raising the phone hook, without med
dling with the bell.", A fourth story
will be added to the central building,
to accommodate the new switchboard
and the present switchroom will be
utilized as a rest and lunch room for
Discriminating Against Americans.
The American citizen Is required to
pay $3.23 for one kind of harness
snaps, ?2.24 for one and ?1.37 for an
These same harness snaps are sold
by the American manufacturer to the
foreigner for $ 2.40, $1.68 and fl, re
spectively. Here is -a difference of 35, 33 and 37
per cent in favor of the foreigner.
This imposition upon the home con
sumer is made possible by a trust
breeding tariff, maintained by the .re
publican party, whose campaign funds
are derived from the trusts.
Why should any American citizen,
other than a trust magnate or a re
publican office holder, vote with a
party that is not only responsible for
this imposition, but promises to main
tain the policy that will perpetuate
impositions of this character?
Similar discrimination is made In re
gard to many articles of commerce,
and will continue to be made so long
as the people continue to vote for the
trust candidates to yake and admin
ister the laws of this country. Why
shouldn't the people cease voting for
the trusts an! do a little voting for
themselves? Joplin Globe.
The reader for the publishing house
was doing a little marketing, and the
grocer had handed him in change a
suspicious-looking dollar bill.
He looked at it absent-mindedly,
and handed it back.
"I find myself unable to use this," he
said, "and herewith return it. You
are not to understand, however, that
it is declined on account of a lack of
merit, but because for my particular
purpose it is unavailable." Chicago
Under the management of Mr. N. W.
Thompson the Lincoln exchange of the
Nebraska Telephone Co. has been mak
ing an unprecedented growth in the
volume of business and many splendid
improvements in the service. Owing
to the large increase in the number
c" patrons he expects to make ex
tensive improvements In the central
office. During the month of September
130 names were added to the list and
seventy-five names had to be added
after the directory went to press on
To care for these new subscribers
three new switchboard sections have
been ordered and will be ready for
operation before the first of the year.
The new sections will handle three
hundred phones and will require three
Some time next spring the "central
energy system" board will be put In,
tut on account of the rapid increase in
Women In Federal Scrrlce.
About one-third of all the employes
in the government department at
Washington are women. - Their salar
ies range from 660 to over $2,500 per
annum. Last year of the 3,083 appli
cants for government positions, 2,476
passed the examination, and .444 were
appointed. The most popular examin
ation for women is that for stenog
raphers and typewriters. The men ap
plicants for these positions predomi
nate; yet the average passing was
larger on the women's side. Many of
the lower officials refuse to have male
stenographers in their offices.
Although the records show that the
women applicants have much greater
ability than the men, yet men are in
the majority appointed. A thousand
reasons are urged why men should
have the preference, although hardly
one woman in fifty but is either the
sole suppc t of a family, or one of its
The government employe works just
as hard as her sister outside, and, once
having obtained a position, she has to
work to keep it A young woman was
last year made chief of one of the divi
sions in the postoffice department be
cause she knew more about the work
of that particular division than any
Miss Thora Stejneger, a Norwegian
woman, has charge of the classification
of all animals received by the Smith
sonian institute, and she examines and
labels them with unerring skill.
The way of obtaining government
positions is tedious and long, but un
der the methods employed by the civil
service commission, it is open to all.
There are a great many elderly la
dies employed in the treasury depart
ment. Some are in the 70's; one or
two have reached the 80's. They have
worked for years in this department,
and are wonderfully expert in their
duties. Their salaries overlap the $100
per month mark. It is doubtful if any
man could be found to do the work at
In cases where exactitude .to the
verge of finickiness is required, women
are better clerks than men. The tab
ulating machines, requiring unending
patience and the most skillful exact-
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ness of touch, are all run by women.
Women as Navy Nurses.
Surgeon General Rixey, of the navy,
says "that women are the superior of
men for the work of nursing, there
can be no question, and the objection
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military conditions can scarcely, ap
ply to institutions of the character of
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It is none too early to plan for your
Christmas kindnesses. In arranging
your givings, do not strain after the
impossible, but give according to your
means and ability. Try to have your
gifts serve some purpose to amuse;
to entertain; to instruct; to fill some
need; supply some want; something to
serve, in the way of cheering, bright
ening, comfort and encouraging. Let
them be as beautiful as you may, but
do not make them burdensome be
cause of their uselessness, or unfit
ness for the recipient.
In your plannings, remember the
lonely and the friendless. Oftener than
not. you will find them among well-fed,
well-clothed, well-conditioned persons;
money, or anything that money will
buy, will not stay the heart-hunger, or
longing for companionship as will a
kind word or act of social courtesy.
Remember the poor In purse with
delicate tact, for poverty is often very;
proud and sensitive.
Do not forget the aged and neg
lected; there is nothing so grateful for
kindly notice as unregarded age.
If your purse Is empty, do not -thinK
that Christmas brings to you no op
portunity. To your absent friend, send
a loving message of remembrance, if
only a few words on a postal card. To
those about you, give cordial greet
ings, and kindly words. You cannot
measure the good this touch of sym
pathy may do your friend.
"A smile, a word, a touch,
And each so quickly given!.
Yet ' .iey may win
A soul from sin,
And smooth the way to heaven.
A word may soften Dains keen'est
A touch may lead us from sin apart.
IIow easily given!"
Nowhere have we any record that
our Lord gave material gifts. He gave
only himself. A healing touch; a
tender tone; a loving admonition: a
sorrowful rebuke; a look; a tear; and
in ail these he gave us evidence of his
great love and comnassionata sym
pathy just himself.
Give goodly gifts if you can: but re
member that oftentimes the best and
sweetest gifts are those that one can
command "Without money and with
U. W. McV., In The Commoner
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