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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT
JANUARY 1, 1903.
TrustsThe Cause and Cure
FREE TRADE PUBLIC OWNER
SHIP. Editor Independent: As you request
the views of some of your readers, I
proceed to give mine. In the first place
I think as many others that if the
Sherman anti-trust law was put in
force, it would help to curb the trusts;
then take off the tariff on goods made
by the trusts, as it is the mother of
the trusts. The high tariff has en
abled them to accumulate a vast
amount of wealth and by combining
they are enabled to issue double tne
amount in watered stock and to pay
large dividends to the stockholders.
I am in favor of free trade; wipe
out the tariff and have an income tax.
I think then it would let in competi
tion. I think it would do more than
anything else and with government
ownership of all utilities would bring
them to time. I think the Bryan
democrats and populists fusion doc
trine is pure Jeffersonian democracy.
As to discrimination in freight, that is
the fruit of trusts and other monop
olies, and government ownership of
railroads would wipe that out
I don't believe if we had had an in
come tax that we would have had war
with the Filipinos, but as the consum
ers have to pay for it through a high
tariff tax on everything we consume,
the wealthy "escape the expenditures
and extravagance of a profligate na
tion brought on by the republican par
ty. S. T. BROMWELL.
OUR FINANCIAL SYSTEM.
Editor Independent: In answer to
your request for your readers to write
and send in their opinions as to the
cause and cure of tnists, I thought I
would dot down a few thoughts in
regard to them. First of all, the cause
Is, our present financial system, which
in my opinion was enacted on pur
pose to build up a great monied aris
tocracy, here as in England, for it is
the same system, with the exception
of the paper currency, which the fi
nanciers of England did not have
cheek enough to ask for, and our bank
ers did, and they got it, and the peo
. pie have allowed them the privilege of
issuing so long that they now. want
the Fowler bill enacted into law, as a
further plan for robbing the people.
I am satisfied that we never can be
an independent -people again, until
we have thoroughly changed our fi
nancial system, so that the govern
ment through congress issues all pa
per currency and allows free and un
limited coinage of both gold and sil
ver. Second, we must pay off the
present bonded indebtedness, for we
cannot stop the tendency of capital
to 'go into the hands, of the few and
Stroke Shattered My
Gave Up Preaching
For Two Years.
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- top of my head would feel hot I cou'd not
study, and after striving for two years to
," wear the trouble off, I was compelled: to give
no mv pastoral labor and retire to mv farm
where I spent nearly two years trying to re
cuperate. It was all ot oo avail. Physicians'
treatment and patent medicines failed to re
lieve me. I was exceedingly nervous and
irritable and sometimes would shake terribly.
I could not bear any noise. At the least ex
citemrnt the blooa would rush to my face
and head. Two years ago I was induced to
try Dr. Miles' Restorative Nervine. After
using one bottle I could see improvement in
my condition so I continued taking it for
nearly a year. I am happy to say I no
longer have those pains in my head or nerv
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able to preach three times on Sunday with
out fatigue. I consider Dr. Miles' Nervine
the most wonderful medicine ever discov
ered." Rev. D. Alex. Holman, Pastor U. B.
Church, Marion, Ind.
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continue to accumulate into large por
tions, as long as we continue to pay
interest; for it is a well-known fact
that interest, no difference how low
the rate, will eventually eat up the
whole sum. This I think i plain com
mon sense that everybody can under
stand. Thirdly, the protective tariff has
beenthe cause of too much capital
being put in manufacturing enter
prises. No country can afford to pvo
tect any industries that produce more
than they need at home. Now we have
protected those interests until they
were the best investments in the coun
try; therefore capital flowed into them
until they have become so strong that
they propose to have this country run
in their interest, regardless of other
people's rights, and they will continue
to do so as long as the people will al
low them to do so. Then there is an
other great cause why they oppress
the laboring class, that is because so
many of our people have learned to
do only one kind of work for a living,
that they are entirely dependent on
the manufacturers for support and
this I think is one of the worst feat
ures of the case. It gives those un
principled men control of their chances
of supporting themselves and theii
families, therefore their votes, and as
long as this is so and the country peo
ple go to the polls and divide their
votes, ! I see no chance of changing
present conditions. There are a num
ber of other things that have a strong
bearing on this subject, but this is
getting too long already. I want to
say one word about the reorganizers:
it seems that all they want is to do
anything that will induce the people to
put them in power. So they get the
loaves and fishes, but the people must,
if they ever expect to take charge cf
the government unite on the true prin
ciples of just government; nothing else
will save us. . I. W. ZORNES.
Mountain Grove, Mo.
TARIFF THE CAUSE.
Editor Independent: There is no
doubt that the greatest factor in the
"causes of trusts," is the tariff.
The "remedy," regardless of politi
cal affiliations, can be had, by flood
ing the president of the United States
with letters, insisting on immedia'o
and thorough action with the law;
that is all sufficient to rid this coun
try of dangerous trusts.
As the salvation of the republic is
of far more importance than that of
individuals, or of party, let every pa
triot write an urgent letter, shoeing
the importance of immediate action.
MARY E. WALKER.
Oswego, N. Y.
The Buccals and Baer
Editor Independent: In the 17th
and 18th centuries the pious Bucca
neers sought God's protection in pray
er before entering their robber fights
and returned their gratitude for suc
cess by celebrating Mass. ' Have we
drifted away very much from the doc
trines held by the pious Buccaneers
in the 17th century? It would seem
that we have not, if we look at the
.doctrines held by the pious robbers,
the captains of industry, as set forth
by them, especially by coal barons
as voiced by President Baer, the great
and pious captain of industry. The
world I nows what he said, but we will
keep it fresh in the minds of the peo
ple by repeating it. He said: "The
rights and interests of the laboring
men will be protected and cared for,
not by labor agitators, but by the
Christian men to whom God in h in
finite wisdom has given control of the
property interests of the country, and
upon the successful management of
'"hich so much, depends." I would ask
if that does not sound like the doc
trines of the pious Buccaneers? God
is on their side, and has given them
control of everything they can ob
tain by robbery, or chicarry. No
tice or rights of good feeling for these
they rob. J. B. VAN COURT.
The Jas. Bom Stiffened Gold Watch Canes
are an improvement on solid gold cases.
They are stronger and won't bend or dent.
Made of two layers of gold, with a layer of
stiffening metal between, welded together
into one solid sheet. The outside layer
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a case in 25 years, the time for which m
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They are identical with solid gold c&st-s in
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yon accept any o utu io o -just u
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Wimfw . II
A Queer Set .
Editor Independent: I sent last
spring for one of your "Blocks of
Five" and have not been able to dis
pose of them yet. I thought when I
ordered them that several men would
be glad to take your paper; they
seemed eager enough to read my pa
per, but when asked to subscribe they
stand off, and don't want to part with
even sixty cents. By the way, the
democrats around here are a queer set;
they desire good government as much
as a populist, but won't make an ef
fort toward bringing it about; perhaps
they are not so much to blame; they
have followed Hill so long that now
they don't know "where they are at."
I am in hopes . the election returns
knocked a little sense into their heads.
As for the republicans they are
"mullet heads" every one of tbem.
They will curse the trusts till the air
is blue, and then go to the polls and
vote just as the trusts want them to.
Ephraim is joined to idols; let him
alone. We have had a bad year here;
more than half of the hay crop was
spoiled, or partly spoiled, and feed
is high.'. Meal $21 a ton and other
feed in proportion. Producing milk
is our sole industry. Money is not
very plentiful in spite of our boasted
I like The Independent better and
better every week. It seems as if
your sturdy blows must tell on the
trusts after a wnile.
ELLA R. SHIPPEY.
South New Berlin, N. Y.
Some genuine reformers have lived
With this, that and the other thing
But a few workers here and there
Will, work away to get the White
house free. '
Our forces are growing without much
Come help us give the unjust his due;
You have seen : coal both cheap and
Let us now get together without any
Millions of ballots in honest hands,
Will force them to sell the coal lands,
By electing a president in 1904
Then we can march to the white
Young men, white, black, red and
Women, children and the old fellows,
Singing glory hallelujah corruption
cannot thrive '
For Yankee Doodle Dandy will rule
GEO. HALSEY TUTHILL.
1G3 Saint Marks ave., Brooklyn. N.Y.
A member of the A. P. W..A. No.
Want an Kcnest Dollar
Editor Independent: , It is fome
time since we tried to fight and up
hold th? 16 to 1 silver dollar; that it
might remain the standard 'silver dol
lar of the country as it has done for
over a hundred years. Those howling
republicans said the common people
would continue to give us that dis
honest fifty-cent dollar, as stated by
The Independent. Say, Messrs. Howl
ing Republicans, will, you tell us why
you have continued to coin what you
called a dishonest fifty-cent dollar?
This dollar has stood the test for over
a centv " of years, until you put that
British patch on them. Say ,Mr. Edi
tor, there are millions of us laboring
men who wear patches on our pants
who would like to go to Europe.
Messrs. British Howlers, how ridic
ulous it will make us feel when we
must walk up to the counter and say,
"Mr. Secretary, will you ' please put
that British patch on this silver dol
lar, so that the measley British gov
ernment will know it by their British
patch on them? Mr. Editor, the re
publican party has become the great
est betrayer of the common people,
since Judas betrayed his master. Lots
of these British howling republicans
are doing as Judas did; going and
hanging themselves as he did.
W. M. LAKIN,
Educated and fastidious
drinkers always demand a
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best is good enough.
ILER'5 PURE HALT
is sld by leading dealers
and prescribed by physicians
as being the finest, purest
and most healthful of all malt
whiskies. If you try it once
you win use u itjwavs.
Lincoln Hide Market
The Lincoln Hide & Fur Company,
92) R street, Lincoln, Nebraska, suc
cessors to S. J. Dobson & Co., quote
tl:e following prices, f. o. b. Lincoln,
until further notice: No. 1 green
salted hides, per lb., 7c, No. 2,
Cc; bulls and side branded, "c;
horse and mule hides, large, each,
$2.35; small, 75c-$1.50; green sheep
pelts, each 40-75c; dry pelts. 5-8c per
It.; 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
obtain the best ; "uilts, will be mailed
free to all upon request, also write for
tsss an3 general information any time.
All correspondence promptly attend
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Dr. Mitchell's Lumpy Jaw Cure is
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One application is enough. One bottle
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The Aspinwall Manufacturing Co.,
JacVson, Mich., claims to be the only
concern in the world with a com
plete line of potato machinery. What
with a cutter, a planter, a four-row
sprayer, a digger and a sorter, this
machine method of growing potatoes
is enough to make John Ruskin turn
over in his grave.
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