The independent. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1902-1907, December 25, 1902, Page 4, Image 4
4 THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT. DECEMBER 25, 1902. CGhGfiESSiCNAL fitCESS Both Htus- AiJtiii nl to January 5, 1003 W ttftlnugiou Ouimp lielri:ii " iu luuu Washington, D. C, Dec. 22, 11102. (fepetaai Correspondence.) Uoth tne houses of coubicsd au.o trned Satur day for the iioiidajs ad will not meet again until January 5. In the short recess the usual h. rry and bus tie uoes not ptriain, hence the long recess. In the discussion of the legislative appropriation bill, Yedn sday, when tue Items for the maintenance of the department of justice were reached, the democrats sprang a surprise when Mr. Bartlett of Georgia proposed an amendment appropriating $2ou,0u0 to enforce the anti-trust laws now on the statute books. For a moment the re publicans were all at pea, but after a hurried consultation of the leaders, decided not to ma..e a point of order against the amendment ' Mr. Bartlett. a democrat, explain d his reasons for offering the amendment. He said the republicans had been p aying with the trust question, and h??d done nothing, and if they were sin ere it was time for action. Hepburn of Iowa proposed as a sub stitute his bill api r priating $500,000 for the same purpo e, :ft after Mr. Cannon h:d agreed to allow the amendment to br placed on this bill, the same was done, amid democratic applause. It is to be hoped that Attorney Gen eral Knox will now proceed to enforce the criminal clause of the Sherman law. as full power and the munitions of war are now in his possession. The last report of the bureau of statistics shows the United States to be the greatest coal producing country in the world; the United Kingdom, sec ond; Germany, third. We produce 31 per cent; the United Kingdom. 28 prr cent; Germany, 19 per cent, of the whole, which, in 1901, was 8GG.1GK.00O tons. The perfection of facilities in the government printing office in the last few years has enabled this dprtmut to get out the work of the census bu reau in a much quicker and better way than cvr before. The new printing onice, the largest in the world, will be ready for occupancy by the first of the new year. Senator Gallinger has introduced in the senate a proposed amendment to the constitution giving the resident o! the District of Columbia the righ to vote for president and for one mem ber of congress. Action on the matter is considered improbable. A bill was introduced in the senate yesterday by Mr. Scott, which pur poses a limitation of the civil service rules so far as long terms for em ployes is concerned. It provides that all persons employed in the elassifie service shall eerve for a term of six years and at the close of which they shall only be eligible for another term of six years. Railway mail clerks are exempted and their positions made permanent. The bill also provides that the classified service shall in clude only persons whose salaries range from $900 to $l.SOo. The senate adopted a resolution of fered by Mr. Wet more appropriating $3,000 for the purchase of a bronze bust of the late President McKinley. Mr. Patterson introduced a bill pro viding that all national banking aspo rtations and other national corpora tions, for the purpose of suits, shal' be deemed citizens of the United States. The Spanish treaty between the United States and Spain was ratified by the senate in executive session yes terday afternoon. There was no de bate or division. Senator Morgan brought up in the senate Tuesday an inquiry concerning the isthmian canal commission. He said t tat the records disclosed that each of these commissioners had ben receiving $1,000 a month each for 2: months and yet hid not been actuall . at work over 2 months of the time. TTe declared that Secretary Hav would nor furnish him a detailed expense account of Ihe commission, vrsring as an ev?i,ae that his cler'-s were too busv to fur nish same. This fame excuse was urged by Secretarv Root as a renon why he should not furnish a sia(e mer.t of Philippine war expenditures. Mr. Mortran went on to sav thai the canal commission had spent several million dollars, and with no partic ular result accomplished. Comrois sirms pre verv n"mpvr'is and verv ex pensive since McKinley's first inau guration and it is useless to try and peeure a report as to expenses. Gov ernment officials refnep to furnish it Coneressman Rhallpnberper has re ceived and accepted an invitation to address the merchants and manufac turers' association at Baltimore on January 29. One or two membc-s of the president's cabinet and other prominent men are also among the -peai ers. This association is the sec ond largest of its kind in the United States and covers the eastern and southeastern states tributary to Mary land. The banquet given will be the most elaborate affair of the year. The speakers will be taken from this city in a special car. On Thursday, the house passed a bill reducing the duty on Philippine prod ucts coming into the United States from 75 per cent of the Dingley rate to 25 per cent thereof. The democrats urged that 25 per cent was better than 75 per cent, but contended for free trade. There was also democratic op position to tho proposition to reduce the rate on Philippine goods coming into the United States without making a corresponding reduction on goods from the United States sent into the Philippines. The events of the past week in Venezuela have stirred up sentiment to such an extent that Congressman Shafroth has submitted a plan to con gress for arbitration ,n the matter. This plan is generally approved by the democrats. Tne feeling is growing apace that Germany, England, Italy, Spain and Belgium have exceeded ths limits of a "peaceful demonstration" and are encroaching upon the Monroe doctrine, a national policy which all frood Americans will agree should be sacredly preserved. The war measures already adopted by these European powers against a weak and defenseless nation can only he attributed to the Anglomania that for five o- six years has paralyzed the administration. The fight made by democrats and pop"lirts in the last campaign has re sulted in an abatement of the resolve of republican leaders to enact into law, at this time, the whole of the Fowler currency bill. Consultation among the republican leaders developed the fact that it was poor politics for them to force the matter at once, particularly t)oCinep (he country bankers were op posed to it, hence it was decided to emr-t only portions of the Fowler measure at this time, the remaind'""' to follow at succeeding sessions of poTTTPf.?. With this end in view. Mr. PVT-ripr hoc rnorted out of the com mit) pp on bnHug and currency a bill that will authorize national banks to U'oup peept currency to the extent of n nor cent of teir capital stocV. The nvfninoi Fowler bill provided for an of fi-is form of currency to the oYtent of 0 ppr onnt of the capitaliza tion and from tht un to 100 per cent, with n heoyy eradiated tax. The new bill will limit the issue strictly to 20 per cent, but not in ex cess of the capital, including the se cured currency, the taxation to be the same as the secured circulation based upon 2 per cent bonds. It will provide for a reserve against deposits, namely, 1") por cent in the country banks and 25 per cent in the case of city banks; also a 5 per cent guarantee fund to be held by the government as trustee. . There will he a further provision to the effect that redemption shall be made over the counter of the banks of ' ue and the clearing house in the clearing house district to be es tablished. It is probable that three such districts will be created in the lited States. The government will have nothing whatever to do with the current re demption of the notes. The 20 per cent issue under the terms of the bil' will not be subject to the provision of Lie law, which forbids the withdrawal of mor than VJ,000,000 a month, as now obtains in the case of the secured currency. The reform forces, in their great campaign of education for six years past, have hardly accomplished a pre ;r work than to arouse the people t- the dangers of the original Fowler bill. The statehood and the militia bills, pending in the senate, have been al lowed to go over until after the holi day recess. The lst-named measure is the pet of ivtr. Dick, of Ohio, who is nlone responsible for its provisions. The houce is engigd at present in 'he consideration of the p ire food bill, a measure that has been rending for several sessions of congress. Tl" present promises to be the most bri'liant societv season in years, and th" capital hosts a"d hostesses are vicing with each other in the vulvar and ostentatious dfciVay of wealth. Thn fqfp of manv a lw is determined in the drawing-room and great prob lems of state are in manv instances, shoved aside until the devotees of so ciety pav their devotions to thpir cod. Spnator Deitrich vs. ConerpRsman elecr TTinshaw: Seaor Millard vs. Coneresqman-elnot McCarthy. Two cases in political jurisprudence that just now are causing considerable acri- TALL IAMS' October, 1902. importation of black PercLeront, Belgians and Coacbart was the largest ever made west of tha Missouri ftiver. His stallions of big size, quality, finish and extremely low prices are proposition that wilt make yon his buyer. If yon can pay cash or gire bankable note, you will sure boy stallions of lams. Only man in the United btates that importod only black or bay stallion, lie has just imported 63 ST A L LIONS- 63 Shipped to New York by fast boat, then by Fargo Express, special train from Hew York to St Paul, Nebraska. lams' big bams are full of big, black, ton stallions. He is fast finishing a new barn 26x100 feet. lam's boreea are tie seitmtUm of the town. Visitors throng his baso. and ay: "Neter saw so many big black stallions together:" "They are larger, bigger bone, more finish than ever before;" ''But lams is progressive:" "He buys them larger and better each year;" "He makes prices that makes the people buy his horses;" "lams his a horse show every day, better than Mate Fairs." He has on band over 100 BLAlK PERCHfcRONS, BELGIANS and COACHERS 100 2 to 6 years old, weight 1.600 to 2,500 lbs. More blaek Pereherons, ton stallions, largest French horse show winners, more government approved and stamped stallions of any one importer in tbe west, lams speaks French and G-rman; payt no interpreter, no buyer, no salesman; no two to ten men aa partners to share profits. His buyers get middlrmen's profits and safaris, lams buys direct from breeders. This with his twenty years' experieace secures the best. All the above facts 8ave his buyers $50u to t ,000 on a first-class stallian and you get a first-class horse, aa only seeor.d rate stallions are peddled by sleek ien to be sold. Uotjdtmes aeit themselves. It costs $600 to $800 to bare a salesman form a company and sell a second rate stallion. Form your own companies. Go direct to lama barns. He will sell you a better stallion for (1,000 and SI, 00 than others are selling at 2,000 and f 4,001). lams pays borse'a freight and his buyer's fare. Good guarantees. Varna in tvwiu Don't be a clam. Write for an eye opener and finest horse catalogue on earth. AN K 1AM St. PauL, Howard Co., Neb. On U. P. and B. & M. Rys. References: fct. Paul State tank, First State Bank, Citizens National Bank. FR mony in Nebraska republican circles and considerable uneasiness among postmasters and prospective ones. The senators seem to have rather the bet ter of it, denying the right of a member-elect to dictate patronage until he snail have taken nis seat. These, facts considered, and the presence of State Chairman Lindsay, who wants to be United States attoney, this is a storm center for Nebraska republi cans. Lindsay ought to have the job. His expertness in forging a fac-siniile of an annual pass that never existed might be useful in official position. Your correspond' nt is glad to be able to announce that Senator Dietrich is in the city. This information is given for the b3nefit of those who do not know that the presence of so much intellectuality in one place is responsible for the disturbance of at mospheric and me1 erologicai condi tions now so prevalent. H. W. RISLEY. Lowering Railroad Charges Mexico has found a way of lower ing railroad charges that beats inter state commerce commissions 10 to 1. It is said that every fall of 1 cent an ounce in silver means a saving to the people of Mexico of $100,000 in rail road charges, for the railroads have been built by foreign capital and the charges are all paid in silver. The goods that Mexico sends out of the country over these roads are sold for gold and every time that silver goes down, the price of coffee, lead and oth er Mexican products goes up. It Lakes only half as much of the products of labor to pay the interest on the rail road bonds as it did when the roads were built. Of course the foreign own ers of these bonds don't like it a little bit and they are all for the establish ment of the gold standard in Mexico so that the Mexican dollars that they receive for interest and freight and passenger charges shall buy three times as much as they do now. The consequence would be that the Mexi cans would have to send out of the country three pounds of coffee, or three times as much-of other products of labor than they do now, to get the same number of dollars. That would be good for the foreigner, but mighty hard on the Mexicans. The financial depression is moving slowly westward. It began three years ago in Russia, where today great masses of the population are only saved from starvation by government benefactions. Then it invaded Ger many and business failures and de pression caused great want and suffer ing. Now it has invaded England and tens of thousands of men are out of employment, which the check to Orien tal trade on account of the fall in the price of silver is greatly aggravating. If the people of England and Germany can't buy our goods and the falling off in the export trade shows that they cannot some of the factories in this country will soon have to curtail their output, unless something is done to extend prosperity to the masses of this country, as well as to the trusts and railroads, so that these masses can purchase more goods. Lincoln Hide Market H. J. Mason. Fullerton. Neb., sends money to pay for subscriptions and remarks that he wishes he could place about fifty copies. "A good many in this vicinity that ought to read such a paper, for they will never be able to get out of the old rut until they have that kind of information." The Lincoln Hide & Fur Company, 920 R street, Lincoln, Nebraska, suc cessors to S. J. Dobson & Co., quote the following prices, f. o. b. Lincoln, until further notice: No. 1 green salted hides, per lb., 7c, No. 2, 6c; bulls and side branded, Cc; horse and mule hides, large, each, $2.35; small, 75c-$1.50; green sheep pelts, each 40-75c; dry pelts. 5-8c per lb.; dry flint butchered hides, per lb., 12-13c; dry fallen, weather beaten and murrain hides .per lb., 5-10c. Our clas sified fur list, together with little booklet telling how to trap, skin, stretch and handle furs and hides to bbtain the best i -suits, will be mailed free to all upon request, also write for tags and general information any time. All correspondence promptly attend ed to. fy!j..Trr!.. - ... Ps2Ey There is no whiskey the I OlLER'SCjt eqUai 0f a pure malt Na J fyi&Sim wiuskey and 1 jyl ILER'S PURE MALT 1 HJrlfl i absolutely the finest, m 1 in absolutely the finest, mellowest and most de lightful whiskey in tho world. V How cnHn?s r:ftilleryOm S W9 F 'T n ETft fffi L fief SUP CURED SECRETLY. Cox Scat FREC. 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