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JANUARY 1, 1903.'
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT.
It looks as though the republican
party in this state is permanently di
vided by the Thompson line. There
seems to he a contest before the new
governor for the control of the ap
pointments. Thompson wants them
all and the anti-Thompsonites want a
part. The two senators are ruled by
him, the governor haa not yet
shown out, but the show-up
in the legislature is decidedly Thomp
son. The republicans of Nebraska have
no grounds for criticising the mani
festations between Bryan and Hill.
The president of our last state senate
has not been ruled.
We can see no benefit or justice in
our game laws. Why is it not just,
proper and profitable to send prairie
chickens out of the state as it is to
send barnyard chickens?' Why nor
send a deer with every steer. Of
course we should not be allowed to
trespass upon our neighbor's pram
ises to his damage. It. is better for
city boys to be out hunting and fish
ing than hanging around saloons.
Some people are inclined to ridicule
Christmas gifts, greetings and enter
tainments. They also hold in con
tempt birthday and wedding presents.
They want to be hermits in the midst
of friendly civilization. It is not wast
ing money to give presents, for it
serves to interweave our love, our re
' spect and our confidence in each other.
We need to be tied to our neighbors,
our friends and our relatives. There
are two memorable days in the lives
of most of us, birthday and wedding
day; then after these death day will
The coal strikers, they say,were well
fed during the strike. A million or
more was contributed by other labor
unions. It is all right for laboring
men to stand together; now if they
will only vote together,
It is talked that a Cleveland demo
cratic daily paper is about to be start
ed here in Lincoln. Then next will
come a Jeff Davis democratic paper.
Many seem to think that the name
purifies the whole carcass.
President Roosevelt asks to be, ex
cused from acting as single judge in
settling the trouble with Venezuela.
He recommends and it looks probable
that his recommendation will be ac
cepted by all parties interested, that
the matter be submitted to The
Hague. It means the world's national
peace court sitting in the city of
Hague, the capital of the Netherlands.
We favor a world's court just as much
as we do county courts and state
courts. We believe a labor court is
needed to settle questions arising be
tween corporations and individual laborers.
Congress is not so strongly opposed
to Cuban reciprocity as it was the last
long term. It is a shame that we can't
let our colonies trade with us free,
just as states and territories trade
with each other. A bill has passed the
lower house reducing the tariff on
Philippine goods to 25 per cent.
Congressman Fowler has reported
another money bill, all for wild-cat
bank bills and nothing else. Silver and
greenbacks are left out.
The appropriation of 140 millions
for pensions has been made.
The oil trust has raised the price of
kerosene two cents a gallon and have
just paid a dividend of forty-five cents
on every dollar of stock, water and all,
for the past year. They have now got
control of the Texas oil wells.
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Begins Friday Morning, January 2, '03, at 8 O'clock.
Ooe Fifth Off.
A hundred and twenty thousand
tons of coal has been bought by New
York and Boston people in England
within the last ten days. They paid
seven shillings while a month ago
they bought it for six shillings.
With the exception of a few items which
are mentioned below we will sell everything
in our store at a discount of 20 per cent, on
marked prices, no matter how low an article
may have been marked immediately preceding
This Discount will Not Apply to
carpets, rugs, mats, mattings, linoleum, oilcloth, Dorothy
Dodd shoes, rubber shoes, a few makes of corsets, Kay
ser's gloves, cotton, linen and silk sewing, crochet and
knitting threads, a few toilet preparations and soaps,
Waterman's pens, picture Ir&rnes made to order, copy
righted books, and goods sold at the soda fountain.
A good time to buy dress goods, silks, mil
linery, cloaks, suits, linens, muslins, laces, ho
siery, gloves, underwear, shoes, trunks, draper
ies, shirts, umbrellas, notions, stationery books,
' , l ..,!':. t . , ........
No goods purchased . previous to the sale will be taken back or exchanged ex- M
vent at sale price.
No goods purchased during the sale will be taken ; bad ; or exchanged : either W
during or after the sale. . ' ,
No goods will bt t sent out on approval during the sale.
This Sale Closes Saturday, Jan. 10.
on both sides. Now the cable across
the Pacific attracts but little atten
tion. All the result of scientific
There is actual talk by the gold-bug
republican democrats of nominating
Grover Cleveland for president in 1904.
Railroads charge only about half for
carrying imported goods from New
York to Chicago, St. Louis or Denver
that they do for carrying home-made
goods of the same kind. That nearly
wipes out protection.
The Italian government has erected
a woven wire fence, hung every few
rods with a bell, along the line next to
Switzerland to prevent free trade. Sen
tinels are' stationed along in hearing of
the bells. Wonder if our government
will ever run such afence from Lake
Superior to the Pacific coast?
The Monroe doctrine prevails in Eu
rope as well as here. Let France or
Germany undertake to absorb Switz
erland, Belgium or the Netherlands
and England would make a fuss and
other nations would join.
' It has been nearly fifty years since
the first ocean telegraph cable was
laid. Great excitement then prevailed
The amount of pork exported to
England last year from the United
States was $46,000,000, an increase
since last year of $9,000,000. A large
proportion of it was bacon. Over iwo
millions in boots and shoes were sold
to the English people.
H. W. HARDY.
Wants a Kew Name
Editor Independent: I have read
the last, issue of your paper and I beg
leave to differ with you in your replv
to the clipping from the Saunder?
County Journal, under the heading oi
"A New Name," that a new party
not built in a year. Was not the pop
ulist, party that elected John H. Pow
ers governdr of Nebraska built with
the year, and did it not cast a larger
vote proportionately in the state of
Nebraska than both it and its fusion
allies ever have since? Was it not a
getting together under a new name? I
was there and I thought so, and 1
knew many r that had been life long
democrats, who believed and said that
Lthe old hulk had outlived its-useful
ness ard ought to have " been buried
long before that; both ; old parties
were so ,.pu trifled with corruption tha..
they were a nuisance. And did not
they prove it when, they fused to and
did steal- the state offices, and tha was
the only fusion I was ever satisfied
with. They fused willingly, and I for
one would have been glad to, have had
them feternally etayed together. I was
a greenbaeker,?, and am yet, and have
not forgot how-more than willing the
democrats always were to fuse with,
anything and anybody; providing 'hey
could name all the candidates and get
all the offices, even if they had to
steal them. You undoubtedly. remem
ber how it was in 1896, when Tom
Watson had to be sacrificed to that in
satiable greed for office and in 1900
when Towne had to go the same way,
and when had Bryan been the great
man that many suppose 1 him to be,
he would, have declined to run, under
the circumstances, wjthou. his fusion
mate. Ka had the opportunity twice to
show himself greater than the party
which ( lured him to defeat; but he
misplaced his opportunity all for a
name. .While it has been demonstrated
dozens of times, the great majority of
the American people despise thename
democrat, and none more heartily than
thousands who claimed it more than
half their lives.
Don't be too sure that a name can't
be propped. I .think the election on
November 4 proves . that, thousands
have, dropped it already and have not
picked up another yet . i am not one
of the stay-at-homes, but I, have char
ity for many who were. Not because
they cared, to shuck corn so much, as
because, they are disgusted with the
political conditions. . David B.JIill, in
New York, and the same old gang in
Nebraska, who fused wit'i the repub
licans in Nebraska and who ever
heard of a pronibitionist, v ho had re
formed? I heard of one in .Kansas,
out of a job, several . years ago, but of
one that reformed, never.. Now don't
be too hard on the stay-at-homes, nor
too sure that the people won't get to
gether under a new name. They will
be compelled to do it soon, and if
there's not another name fcund It will
be -spelled revolutionists.
Rev. N. II. Blackmer, Monowi, Boyd
county, Neb., in settling for a. number
of blocks of cards says: "The election
went against us, and it surprised me.
In this county the new railroad own3
must be republican. The new farmers
who have bought out the old ones
must be republicans. But there, was
lack of Interest here, Well, ' we can
stand it if the mullet heads can: tax
shirking by the railroads and state
mismanagement is no harder on us
than on them. Keep up the fight for
reform and economy."
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