The independent. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1902-1907, December 25, 1902, Page 9, Image 9

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    DECEMBER 25, 1002.
The republicans "redeemed" the
state and now the apportionment for
public schools is cut down fearfully
and the rates on the railroads have
been raised. Still there are some pop
ulist mullet heads who declare that
there is nothing to vets for, so they
stay at home. They got out of their
sphere when they lelt the republican
party in the first place. If they like
increased rates on the raikoads and
decrease in appropriations for com
mon school3, their place is in the re
ublican Dirty. They should, how
ever, go to the polls and vote for them
rather than play the "cornfield ca
narie" and not vote at all. A man
who claims to be a populist and wont
vote because some democrats vote for
the very thing that he Ins been de
manding, is a worse part.san idiot
than the wond eyer saw before. Will
you increase your local school taxes
now, or cut short your school term and
let your children grow up in ignor
ance? They could not possibly have
duller intellects than such fathers
have if they never went to school at
all. "If we have nothing more to
vote for than we had the last year or
two, there will be droves of stay-at-home
'cattle,' as some of them dub
us and canaries, whole flocks of us."
Nothing to vote for? There are no
common schools to provide for? "I
like to pay taxes for the railroads. I
want to pay inirc-assd rates on the
products of my farm. All that just
suits me and so there is nothing to
vote for. All I need to make me hap
py is the chance to vote a straight
partisan ticket, even if by so doing it
will never result in electing a man or
enacting a law. Just let me vote 'er
straight. That's all I want. It don't
make a particle of difference whether
we have schools or not, whether the
roads take all the traffic wfll bear,
whether I have to pay the taxes for
them, there's nothing in all that. The
one thing needful to make me happy
is to allow me to vote 'er straight and
keep any horrid democrat fr. m vot
ing the same ticket that I do."
Ambassador McCormick has gone to
St. Petersburg in the grandest style
that a minister of a foreign power
ever entered that city. He has rented
a palace much larger than the White
house and has taken with him from
Italy his cooks, butlers, valets, grooms,
horses and dogs, the whole forming a
cavalcade that outshine the sultans of
all the orient. These millions that
McCormick is spending with such lav
ish hand were taken from the farmers
of this country by means of an ex
orbitant tariff enabling McCormick
and his father before him to charge
prices that made the farmers work
many a long day to pay them. Mc
Cormick ought to be popular in Rus
sia for he has sold his machinery to
the people of that country during the
last fifteen or twenty years at one
half less than he forced the American
farmers to pay. But that is just what
the mullet head American farmer likes,
and McCormick is just a3 popular with
them as he is with the Russian nobles
who own the big estates and buy his
machines at 50 per cent discount. The
czar ought to make a duke out of Mc
Cormick and keep him permanently in
that country. His style is far better
fitted to an autocracy than to a dem
ocracy. By all means make him a
duke and never let him come back.
The Denver News' wants to know
"what has become of the Roosevelt
anti-trust program which blossomed
last spring, matured in the Fourth of
July address in Pittsburg, the homo
or Attorney General Knox, and was
exploited at 'one-night stands' during
the president's tour of New England,
with terrific applause from the gal
leries? Congress has been in session
two weeks, but aside from mild refer
ences to the topic in the president's
message, with a caution to be careful
of the 'goods trusts,' the public has
heard little or nothing on the subject,
which was graphically described as
'burning in August, September and
October last, ust prior to election."
That's all right. Just "stand pat"
and 'stay put" The Chicago Tri
bune has for twenty years been an ad
vocate of tariff reform and an ardent
supporter of the republican party for
about three months previous to every
election. Tariff reform and trust reg
ulation are flowers that bloom in the
spring, wither about November and
hide their heads under the ground till
blooming time comes again. About
next May they will put forth their
blossoms again, or, perhaps, a little
later. These are "the flowers that
bloom in the spring."
The old moss-backed republicans,
the "let well enough alone," "stand
pat" and "stay put" rock-ribbed plu
tocrats are determined that this coun
try shall go tagging behind all crea
tion in everything that concerns the
welfare of the great mass of the com
mon people. Mexico is taking ener
getic action in regard to the trusts,
especially the trusts organized first in
the United States and stretching out
their tentacles to gather in the peo
ple of Mexico. Meanwhile Teddy and
the republicans of congress advocate
"publicity." They seem to think that
if the trusts are made to open their
books to the public and show just
how much they are making, how much
water there is in their stock and other
things connected with the running of
the concerns, the people will be hap
py. If they charge twice as much for
the goods that they produce as is rea
sonable, all the people demand is an
official statement of that fact. Noth
ing must be done to stop the trusts
from oppression and robbery. Just
let the people know how much they
are robbed and they will be contented.
There is no necessity to stop the rob
bery at all. The chief delight of a
mullet head is to pay taxes for the,
railroads and make contributions to
the trusts.
Pretty soon these chaps will be
called upon to pay their taxes. They
will do it with a smile, for they all
hope that some day the railroad politi
cal boss will come along and give them
a pass to go to some political con
vention. They will cheerfully pay $100
of taxes, that the roads ought to pay,
to get a pass worth three dollars.
They will haul hay when the snow is
two feet deep to feed cattle, dress in
canvas overcoats and burn corn cobs
for fuel to keep themselves from freez
ing to death to get the money to pay
taxes for the railroads and other cor
porations and do it with delight They
hope some day to get a pass. Why
should any one seek to interfere with
this sort of bliss?
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monopoly ought to be tapped for the
simples, yet the great dailies con
tinue to tell us that they have been
arranged simply to reduce cost of
transportation and are entirely in the
interest of the public welfare. The
fellows who are troubled with the
simples of course all believe what the
dailies say. The interstate commerce
commission, since the courts decided
that it had no power to do anything
has developed courage enough to tell
a few truths which for years, when it
supposed that it had authority to
compel obedience to its orders,
it never mentioned. Among
other things in its late report is the
following: "The progress of consoli
dation (of railroads) will at no dis
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207 South nth St., Lincoln, Neb.
The editor of The Independent
traveled all over the state, made
speeches, got up meetings, often paid
the expenses himself, wrote column
after column trying to persuade re
publicans and democrats to adopt
populist principles and vote for them
at the polls. Many thousand republi
cans did adopt them, left their party
and have "stood pat" ever since, Last
year the whole democratic party of
the state came over, adopted a plat
form that was indorsed by every gen
uine populist in the state and agreed
to co-operate with the populists in
electing men who would, as far as they
wfre able, enact it into law. Just at
that juncture, pomn mon who had
bcien the loudest in their demands for
these reforms concluded it the whole
democratic party was turning pop
ulist and was going to vot" for these
principles, they wouldn't they would
just stay at home and not vote at all.
When Clem Deaver proved traitor and
claimed to be the "true populist," this
editor was pretty mad, but when he
thinks of these men who wouldn't vote
the ticket because the democrats had
been won over and were going to vote
it, it makes him mad enough to "cuss
the roof off the house." A republican
mullet head is a Solomon in compari
son with them. Clem Deaver got a
big office for his treason, but these
populist mullet heads will get nothing
at all except the privilege of paying
taxes for the railroads, shorter ,erms
of school for their children, and the
pleasure of paying higher freight
rates on tho stuff they send t'o market.
Cuming county is Treasurer Stuef
ers home. This is how she fared:
Fusion, smallest December apportion
ment (in 18091 was $4,283.90. This
year, ?3,542.S0. Only $741.10 smalleri