The independent. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1902-1907, January 01, 1903, Page 9, Image 9
JANUARY 1, 1903. THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT. CRIMINAL JUDGES A Judge who will allow lawyers, especially corporation lawyers, to in sult witnesses, browbeat them and in dulge in criminal insinuations again: t them is not fit to sit upon the bench. The lawyer who does it is a sneaking coward. He takes advantage of his position as an officer of the court to Insult men and even women, which he would not dare to do if he met the same persons on equal grounds. Not long since a corporation lawyer in Chicago was allowed to make the most insulting insinuations to a per fectly upright, honest woman of good standing, a wife and moiher, and the judge said not a word. If judges will not protect the honor of the men and women whom they force to appear be fore them, they are as great sneaks and cowards as the lawyers. Las': week, Benjamin Garver, a well-known citizen of South Bend, a timid and re tiring man, but conscientious and hon orable, preferred death to submitting a second time to the insults and in nuendoes of the corporation lawyers who were defending a suit for dam ages against the Lake Shore railroad for killing a man at a railroad cross ing. Mr. Garver drank an ounce of carbolic acid and died at the door of the court house Mr. Garver's friends, and they were many, claim that he was so outrageously badgered and in sulted by these corporation lawyers that his mind cave way under the strain. The judge who presided and the lawyers who did that thing are equally guilty, if not of murder, then at least of manslaughter in some de gree. THE FLOWER OF MANHOOD Secretary Root, in his' answers to the charges of cruelty preferred against the army in the Philippines, declared that the troops there were "the flower of American manhood." Then in mak ing a fight for the re-establishment 7of the army, canteen he furnished sta tistics to the effect that of 342 com panies of our army in the Philippines showed that in 60 companies every man used liquor in some form. In 130 companies this was true of 90 per cent more of the men. In 58 compa4 nies between 70 and 80 per cent, and in only 68 companies were the figures less than 70 per cent. If that sort of men are the flower of American manhood, then the men who fought the great battles of the civil war did not have much of the flower of manhood in them, for there were whole regiments that were strict ly temperate and compan'es without number of the same kind. Imperial istic "flowers of manhood"' are of a different species from those who fought for the Declaration of Inde p;ndence under the inspiration of the sentiments expressed by Lincoln in his Beardstown speech. GLOUCESTER THE GREAT Gloucester, the place where the fish ing smacks sail from, is of such great importance in the eyes of the tariff grafters, that the interest of no other city in the state of Massachusetts is to be taken into consideration at all if the fishermen of Gloucester so de cree. Just at present, when reciproc ity with Canada is before the people, the dailies, all of which are for rec iprocity, provided that no reciprocity treaty is ever ratified by the senate, are every one greatly interested in Gloucester. According to them the fate of this nation depends on Glou cester. They have all been so de claring of late. They say that this nation cannot exist without a navy and a navy cannot exist without Glou cester, for there is the only place that the men are born and bred who can man the navy. Gloucester breeds sail ors and nothing else and no other place can breed them. What men trained to sailing fishing smacks could do aboard a modern warship they do not tell, but they most emphatically declare that if it were not for Gloucester there could be no navy. If the duty on codfish is lowered our navy will be ruined. In their argument, this is not the "ruin of an industry," but the ruin of our navy. Woe unto this na tion if that treaty with Newfoundland or a reciprocity treaty with Canada is ever confirmed by the senate. The navy is gone, and England, Germany, or some other country with a na.vy will come over here and capture us. It may be that they have places in Gloucester where the modern war ship engineer, electrician, machinist, explosive experts, and gunners are bred, and that a reduction of the duty on codfish "would ruin that industry," but if they have they should give a specific account of the same. That is the only kind of men who are of any use in the navy aside from the coal heavers and other common laborers. TARIFF PUBLICITY The policy should be adopted requir ing every man who comes to Wash ington declaring that he must have a certain rate of tariff or "the industry will be ruined," to submit his books to the scrutiny of trained and official accountants who will make a report upon the actual cost of manufactur ing the goods that he produces and the price for which he sells them. If the public is to be taxed to support his industry, the public has a right to know his profits. It is a fact thai there are now delegations in Wash ington declaring that their several in dustries "will be ruined" if the tariff is lowered in the least degree, where the goods have been making from 30 to 40 per cent profit for a long time. If they must have a tariff, then let us. have publicity. The claim that the beet sugar industry would "be ruined" by a reciprocity treaty with Cuba pro viding a 20 per cent reduction on the Dingley rates is a case where publicity is needed. Recently several of these sugar beet companies have sent cir culars to stockholders declaring divi dends amounting to more than 50 pel cent. That beats the Rockefeller graft. His dividends for the last year were only 45 per. cent. NEBRASKA STILL LEADS Nebraska still stands at the head of all the states in the matter of educa tion. The late census report shows that of the children between the ages of 10 and 14 in this state, 99.66 per cent can read and write. When measured by the value of their manufactures, New York, Pennsyl vania, Illinois, , Massachusetts, Ohio, and New Jersey stand at the head of the scale of the states in the order in which they are here printed. .When measured by the ability of their chil dren between the ages of 10 and 14 years to read and write these states rank altogether differently. Thus, New York, instead of being first, is 14th; Pennsylvania, instead of being second, is 20th; Illinois, instead of being third, is 15th; the other three are Massa chusetts, ninth; Ohio, fourth, and New Jersey, 21st. Nor is their position either stable or improving. On the contrary, all the six great industrial states have fallen from a better rela tive position during the 10 years from ISOO to 1900. Those figures show what tremendous republican majorities result in for the common people. Here in Nebraska the fusion government greatly increased the disbursements to common schools. As soon as the republicans got back into power they greatly reduced them. 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Now located at 12th and O. have no fear on that score, because bankers were rather tired of writicg drafts for small amounts, considering the revenue hardly worth the trouble, etc. Not having access to all tho financial publications, The Indspen dent does not claim to keep track of all the multitudinous details of new kinks adopted by these purveyors of "credit," but tries rather to keep in touch only with the general move ment. However, one of our subscrib ers, in remitting his dues for another year, gave us a little insight into whatr is to us a new scheme of these big bankers who scorn to write small drafts. Caesar's inscription is a follows: "The Bankers MONEY ORDER Association. No. 122620A. The amount of this Money Or der has been received by the bank of issue for transmission and pay ment by The Bankers Money Order Association, payable at The Western National Bank, of the city of New York. National Bank of Redemption, Boston, Mass. First National Bank, Chicago, 111. Crocker-Woolworth National Bank, San Francisco, Cal. Metropolitan Bank, New Or leans, La. Imperial Bank of Canada, To ronto, Montreal, Winnipeg and Vancouver, Canada. Banco Naclonal de Mexico, Mex ico City, Mex. EDWIN GOODALL, Treasurer." The other part is similar to an ex press money order or a United States postoffice order and need not be quoted. It might be said, however, that the "order" was for $1. This would not look much like proof that our Post check currency friends are correct. In fact, it seems odd that a number of big bankers, who are jus dying to avoid the trouble of writing small drafts, should organize an as sociation to take in the whole of North America for the purpose of issuing small drafts under the name of "mon ey orders." But success to the Post check. cur rency bureau and its bill. May it be come a law. The republican leaders well know that their protection system is a house of cards and that the only way to pre vent the whole thing from falling down is to keep hands off and not jar the floor. That is the reason why they say that the tariff must not be touched. - The Morgan shipping trust combine don't seem to go at all. But one sale of the stock has been recorded and that was made on the curb. All that has been bid is 15 for common and 30 for preferred. The stock has been' so outrageously watered that even the gudgeons won t bite. : ' There was never a dollar of profit made on a board of trade or stock ex change. Profits accrue to commerce where both parties to a trade are ben efited. The other is gambling, for when one party makes anything the other party loses that much and the gains are not profits, but winnings. 1 ; The "panic stoppers" down in New York are thorough believers in the maxim that "the hair of the dog will cure the bite." A pool to expand bank credits fifty millions whenever there is a stringency in the money market caused by expanding bank credits, is a most thorough exemplification of that old saying. Teddy's argument that the tariff on steel must not be touched because to remove the tariff would not only ef fect the trust, but "ruin the industry" of the small producer, had a great ef fect during the last campaign. He, of course, referred to such companies as the National Steel Co., the Union and Sharon Steel companies and oth ers of that sort. The election is over and all these steel companies are now non est, the big trust has swallowed them and they exist no more. There will soon be no little steel companies and the removal of the tariff will no longer affect small concerns for there will be none of that sort. . Will Teddy, then be willing to have, the tariff on steel removed?