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About The independent. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1902-1907 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 6, 1902)
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT,
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What It Means.
We guarantee everything we sell to wear well.
What does that mean ? It certainly don't mean that
a pair of -shoes will wear a year or two if you put
the soles of them on a hot stove. It don't 'mean thatjj
a hat will'be good after it has blown off your head
and been run over bay team and a load of wood. It
don't mean that you can wear a suit of clothes every
d? y to do hard work in and have them keep on and
be as good as they were the day you bought them for
a year or two. It does mean good wear for a reason,
able time more wear for a longer time than you can
get for your money of anybody else. If you buy any
thing of us and it don't wear well for the money it
costs, we want to know it we'll make the wear part
good. Order one of those fine worsted suits we show
on page 8 of our new fall catalog try us.
COAL FAMINES AND STRIKES.
Among the instructions given to the
anthracite arbitration commission was
one to the effect that it should settle
cated. They expressed as much con
tempt for "cheap money" as they did
for that horrible "fifty-cent dollar."
They did not have sense enough to
" MIS MASTER'S VOICE "
WE SAVE YOU MONEY.
By buying a Talking Machine from us
We can sell you any style made. Just
let us know whether dish or wax record
machine is wanted, and mention this
paper and wo will send you our propo
sition. Do it at once before it is with
drawn. Largest dealers in Talking Ma
chines in the west
We Are for Women
BEST ON EARTH :
LINCOLN STEEL RANGE
Made of Rocky Mountain
Steel and lined with As
bestos. Most Economical
of Fuel. Best baker and
cooker, largest oven of
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 for
price and what the peo
ple say about them.
AMERICAN RAN6E AND KARDWARE CO.
Chilllcothe Normal School
I Chilllcothe Commercial College
I Chilllcothe Shorthand College
r ChllUcothe Telegraphy College
1 ChllUcothe Pen-Art College
1 ChllUcothe School of Oratory
' ChllUcothe Musical Conservatory.
Last year's enrollment 729.' $130 payi for 48
weeks' board, tuition, room rent, and nee of text
books. For FREE Illustrated Catalog address
ALLEN MOORE. Pres., Box 21, Chillicothe, Mo
W $1.10 PER GALLON.
Writ for Prlntt Prioe Ltot to
H. CASPER CO. WINSTON, N. C.
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THEY ARK HELPLESS.
About a year ago the retail butchers
in New York made a great outcry and
furor over the exactions of the meat
trust. They formed an organization to
fight the trust just as the retail tobac
co dealers are doing now. All their ef
forts, have come to nothing. A New
Yo(k daily says:
"The better grades of meat are
already 3 cents higher uniformly
than they were last year at this
time. The housekeeper who is
disposed to get the best pays any
where from 25 to 30 cents a pound
for sirloin steaks. Other meats are
high In comparison. Pork is as
high as 22 cents in most of the
shops and ham brings 20 cents a
pound. Chicken is high also, the
Philadelphia kind, suitable for
roasting, bringing as high as 30
cents a pound."
The spell-binders talked a great deal
during the campaign about what the
adii'i'.ni!3t ration had done to the meat
trust, but the result of it all is that
meat is three cents a pound higher in
New York than it was a year ago.
That u the way Teddy fights the
firsts and the trusts like it better
than anything that ever struck them
It will be seen that before the pow
er of these trusts the people are per
fectly helpless. The railroads can
take all the traffic will bear and the
trusts can extort to the ability of the
peorie to pay. Until the government
itself is in the hands of those who are
oi posed to the trusts and will enforce
what statutes there are on the books
aud enact any others that are needful
to suppress them, the people will
have to suffer.
A Lincoln retail tobacco dealer says
that it is futile for the small fry to
try to fight the trust. If they start
out selling other than trust goods,
shops will be started all over the city
and sell tobacco for less than cost
and the little fellows couldn't stand
that for a month. Besides that the
trust makes all the plug tobacco and
none can be got elsewhere until a
factory is built and another crop is
raised. lie says he's laid down and
the rest of them will make a losing
fight. In his opinion nothing short of
half a million soldiers and tho govern
ment at Washington behind them can
ever down the trusts. The said dealer
has always been a republican, but
lately he has changed his politics.
the dispute in such a waytbat strikes ,. express themselves in good plain Eng.
w louimra wuum ue yreveuieu j1Sh, but they declared that they
luwir. ii mere were one pop- wanted "good money," "sound money,"
uasc on mat commission, the president "money that was good in Europe,"
woum get a report rrom him at least, and all that kind of thing. If any
of the way to accomplish that object, one could make any sense out of their
hilt frnm ihia
wuiuu nui nn-c- lauc at an, wnat they wanted was
ly get nothing that will be of practical
value on that subject. They may an
nounce a plan to keep things quiet for
three years, or until after the next
presidential election, but no more. The
populist would tell the president that
the way to prevent strikes and famines
would be to take over the railroads
under government ownership. With
several roads running into the coal
fields, carrying coal at the same rates
for all alike, the barons would find
that their power was gone. If they
oppressed their workingmen so as o
force a strike, the independent miners
would double their force of miners and
shove out coal in such amounts that
Baer and his Christian brethren would
soon get very tired. The railroads
can make or ruin any industry any
where, and if they were in the hands
of the government, there would be no
necessity of calling on Morgan to set
INSANE, PRISONERS AND DEAD
The Associated press sent the foN
lowing dispatch from San Francisco
"The transport Sheridan arrived
in port early today, twenty-five
day3 from Manila, via Nagasaki.
She has on board 1,011 soldiers in
cluding six troops of the Ninth
cavalry,, consisting of 520 men,
285 casuals, 134 sick, eight pris
oners and five insane men. She
also brought the bodies of seven
teen dead soldiers."
A pretty piece of business this im
perialism is. Our boys still come back
from the land of conquest when their
terms of service expire, but many of
them come as Insane, prisoners, or
dead. What do we get for this suf
fering, Insanity, crime and death?
What man who reads this can honest
ly say that he has ever received any
benefit from all the sacrifices of life
that have been made in the Philip
pines? Have these sacrifices been
made in an altruistic mission for the
benefit of the Filipinos? If so, what
benefit have they received? Three
hundred thousand of their people have
been slain, their towns and villages
burned, one hundred thousand mor?
have died from cholera, a rinderpest
has destroyed their beasts of burden,
rice famines have caused the most
horrible puffering and the awful de
moralization that always follows in
the wake of war and the quartering of
foriegn troops among another race
rests like the blackness of night over
the land. That is what the Filipinos
have received from imperialism. The
thing is a curse.
dear money, money that would be of
double the purchasing power of that
which we then had. They said -they
wanted the "gold standard" and that,
if it meant anything, meant , that we
should have no legal tender money ex
cept gold, save possibly what was nee-
essary for small change. A dollar
about that time a silver dollar or any
other kind would buy ten bushels of
corn. Now it will buy only about two
What sort of a dollar, then, have
the republicans really given us? In
relation to corn it is about a ten-cent
dollar, but taken all together a dollar
now will buy about half as much as it
would then. So they have made the
dollars" of 1896 really and permanent
ly "fifty-cent dollars." There isn't
any other kind to be had under the
rule of this administration. And now
these same spell-binders and pluto
cratic editors say: "Look at the prosperity!"
This is the day of triumph for the
"fifty-cent dollar." It is another de
monstration of the aphorism: "Truth
crushed to earth will rise again. The
eternal years of God are hers." The
"fifty-cent dollars" has brought pros
perity and given work to the unemployed.
A STRANGE PHRASE.
The Independent is no longer sur
prised that the Boston critics got after
the president. Anybody would be nx-
cused for objecting to a sentence like
the following in his Thanksgiving
"Each has had to bear Its pc-' ,
culiar burdens, each to face its
special crises, and each has known
years of grim trial, when the coun
try was menaced by malice, do
mestic or foreign levy, when ttie.
hand of the Lord was heavy upon .
it in drought or flood or pestilence,
when in bodily distress and an
guish of soul it paid the penalty of
folly and a forward heart." .
"Domestic or foreign levy" Is not
Bostonese, English or anything else
that anybody ever heard of before.
Aside from that unfortunate phrase,
the proclamation is a model for such,
THAT FIFTY-CENT DOLLAR.
The above was one of the famous
catch phrases of the last national cam
paign and it cannot be doubted that
among the mullet head mobs it was a
vote catcher. In every other para
graph in the plutocratic papers one
was almost sure to find it. With
flashing eyes, flushed face and swing
ing arms the spell-binder shouted it
from every rostrum that he mounted.
Republican campaign literature was
burdened with it, and by its use the
plutocrats got enough of the unthink-
ng multitudes to vote their ticket
to keep them in power and firmly es
tablish the trusts.
But now after six years what is the
result? What about that "fifty-cent
dollar?" Of course every man knows
that a dollar is not a dollar at all that
has only fifty cents in it, for it takes
00 cents to make any kind of a dol-
ar. The only tning that the phrase
could mean was that they wanted a
dollar that would buy twice as much
as the one they were attacking. That
s the kind of a dollar they all advo-
According to the statements in many
of the labor papers, it was not John
Mitchell, but Mother Jones who saved
the strike at the most critical period.
A large number of priests and preach
ers had been sent among them by the
Godly Baer, every one of whom ad
vised the miners to give up the strike
and they were on the point of doing
so when Mother Jones appeared and
made an address. The United Mine
orkers' Journal, in describing the
effect of that speech, says:
"Her appeal made every fiber
of their beings thrill with emo
tionshe made their hearts' blood
leap and throb. She made men
sob and women Bhriek old men,
bent and bowed with the slavish,
toil, sprang to ' their feet like
school boys, waved aloft their
horny hands and uttered a father's
curse on those who would yield.
Young wives with infants in arms,
with disheveled hair, danced and
screamed defiance to the power of
No doubt Mother Jones saved the
day, but John Mitchell sent for her,
called the meeting and had her ap
pear at just the right time.
The following passages from the
scriptures should be nailed up over
the state house entrance: "In those
days there were no passes." Juges
III., 28; and "Though they roar, yet
they shall not pass." Jeremiah, V.,
22. Then when any one of them
travels it may be recorded: "He paid
his fare and went." I., 3.
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