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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT
JANUARY 8, 1903.
THE MEDICAL WORLD
. It would be difficult to point out any
one man and say that he has 'done
more than any other toward dissemi
nating the principles of populism, bu:
The Independent feels free to say that
few men have done as much intelll
gent work in this line as Dr. C. F.
Taylor, editor and publisher of the
Medical World, Philadelphia. His de
partment, "Our Monthly Talk," in tha
.-World has been running since 1894
and contains a fund of information
and good sound sense that must be
helpful to his 35,000 doctor subscribe
ers. Regarding it he says: . ,
"When I started this 'Monthly
,Talk department in 1894, many
v. held up their hands in holy hor
; ror. They considered it sacrilege
" to invade the sacred precincts of
medicine with such subjects as are
.-' disgussed here. Now these same
objectors are the ones that would
. be the first to protest if the
V 'Talks' were to be discontinued.
;; This is substantial progress. Doc
' , tors, particularly doctors in the
country, in towns and in the
smaller cities, are very important
' factors in the social fabric, and it
i "would be little short of a sin for
them to be ignorant of what we
1 1 might call social physiology."
In addition to the page or two
monthly in the Medical World, Dr.
Taylor has published, large number
of , books on political economy and
'sociology by men of note in the sci
ence. His latest announcement is a
"Professor Frank Parsons, of
"Boston University Law School
fame, who is one of the ablest
writers in this country, has been
: engaged for a number of months
in the preparation of a book, giv
ing a complete and reliable history
and description of the remarkable
' : political developments in New
Zealand, for the readers of the
; ' Medical World. T hoped to have
' this book ready for your orders ,
over six months ago, but the im
' portance of the work has so grown
in our hands that it may be a
"'." couple of months yet before I can
announce the book ready for sale.
,-. I hoped to be able to sell this book
"in paper covers at 25 cents, and
" if I can induce every reader of the
t. -.Medical World to read this book
and circulate? it among their
' friends, it will make a distinct im-
-' pression on the politics of this
Says an exchange: "In France it i?
forbidden to fertilize vegetables" which
are to be eaten raw with sewage." If
this order is, as claimed, based "on
the known contamination of fruits
and vegetables by noxious bacilli and
bacteria," why not place the ban ou
"vegetables which are to be eaten raw
SHOTS THAT HIT
It is very evident that neither the
president of the republic of Mexico nor
the Mexican congress owe their elec
tion and hold on power to the trusts
'and railroad corporations. A trust
was formed in Mexico to raise the
price of wheat and it raised it so high
' 'that the loaf that the bakers could fur-
uish for the old price was very small.
The Mexican government took a shot
!or two at that trust and every one of
them hit. A decree was issued abol
ishing the tariff on wheat and a very
i large reduction was made in the
freight rates on wheat. The govern-
-inent.then announced that if these
"'shots did not destroy the trust it
.would establish municipal bakeries
' and furnish bread at cost.
ty Compare those shots to the-blank
'cartridges that Teddy has been fir
ing at the trusts in this country. The
l-'shots that Diaz fires hit. '
f ' There has a great change come ove;'
Mltoosevelt since he arrived at the
White house. His speech at Miiineap-
jjOlis was of such manly and courageou:.-
character that ever trust magnate in
,., the land viewed it with alarm. Then
ha would shackle cunning as in the old
days pur fathers shackled force. Now
he pipes a mild melody about "pub
licity.". i The - truth is that the influences
about Washington in favoi of plutoc
racy are so powerful that it takes a
mighty' man to withstand them. Any
jtinan who has lived there for a mini-
ber of years knows how powerful they
.are. A sort of psychological influ
ence pervades the place which sweep
then off their feet. Only a will of .iron
rar resist it Th3 diplomatic, corns
. the supreme judges, and nine-tentln
pf the members of the house and sen
ate are in full sympathy with pW-
'tocracyv- Outside of them is "society,"
"perhaps as powerful as any of them'
"which is plutocratio from top to bot-
' trm. Then there is the lobby. Th?
common people have no lobby. All
' these influences together, constantly
operating on a mau, unless he has the
force of character ihat made Andrew
Jackson what he was, overthrows him.
Teddy will never , make a shot that
hits. Washington has ruined him. '
The communication from Mr.: Craig,
relative to the political situation in
Indiana, deserves careful reading. Mr.
Craig is a populist one of th? .30,000
fusionists of Indiana. - His comment:
'The ; mid-road populist opposition
was insignificant and a very small fac-"
V -, controlled largely by men who
did not vote that ticket themselves,"
caiis to mind a conversation the as
sociate editor had recently with a Ne-.
braska mld-roador. "I was one oi
those who helped put up that ticket at
Grand Island in 1900, he said. "And
you voted the republican ticket thai
fall," said the editor, making a ran
dom shot "Yes, I did," he admitted.
"That was essentially dishonest," re
plied the editor; "I have no complaint
to make against the man who con
scientiously bolts, helps put up a sep
arate ticket and votes for it But
your action was dishonest" "Cut we
wanted to beat fusion," he demurred.
"Then why didn't you say right out,
'Come on, boys, let's beat this infernal
fusion by voting the republican tick
et'?" queried the editor; "you didn't
do it because you wanted to fool some
fusion populist into voting your ticket
by accident, while you leaders all vot
e1 the republican ticket." "Oh. well,"
he laughed, "we had to fight the devil
with fire." Such reasoning would close
every church house in Christendom, or
convert it into a dance hall.
There are many expirations of sub
scriptions at this season of the year
and readers of The Independent whose
subscriptions are delinquent will con
fer a great favor upon the manage
ment if they will be prompt with their
remittance to cover all arrears and
renewal for another year. The ex
pense connected with the construction
of The Independent's new home has
ben heavy. Money is needed to meet
the unpaid accounts. If your subscrip
tion is delinquent do the right thing,
send the amount due and your renewal
by return mail.
The law recently passed by Mexico
requiring duties on imports to be paid
in gold can have but one result and
that is doubling the tariff rates. Diaz
is a sharp old statesman.
The latest official statement from the
British war office is that the cost of
th'e . Boer war ., was -$1,200,000,000.
Crushing, little republics is a costly
business, but as long as the mulle.
heads of EnglaneLjare willing to pay
such prices, the rest of the world can
only smile at their infatuations and
pity the poor drudges upon whom the
burden of paying the bills fall."
The chartered banks of the Domin
ion of Canada are allowed to issue
notes up to the amount of their paid
in and unimpaired capital, and said
notes are protected to the holders
only by being made a first lien upon
the general assets of the banks. These
banks have issued notes up to 90 per
cent of the amount that the law de
mands. That is a sort of elasticity
that naturally follows such a priv
ilege, but what will induce them to
apply the "elasticity'- in the other di
rection and retire the notes? Will
t -ey willingly call in and cancel the
"promises to pay" as long as they can
get interest on them? That is what
the advocates of "elasticity" in this
country would hav-3 us to believe.
In the same hall in Boston where
the revolutionary fathers gathered
nd denounced the stamp act, the citi
zens of that city convened the other
day in vast numbers and denounced
the tariff on coal and beef. Among
the men who signed the call were
many who have long been protection
ists and republican leaders. They
seem to have grown tired of contri
buting to the protection of such in
fants as the beef trust, coal trust
steel trust and other puling babes of
The Filipino traitor who led Fun
ston to Aguinaldo's hiding: olace and
whom the government rewarded with
a good round sum, has been convicted
of murder and sentenced to life im
It has been remarked by one long
a resident of Washington that no man
is "mighty enough" to withstand th?
plutocratic influences there unless ha
should be elected fo that express pur
pose, 1 and have practically the whole
people back of him
The program announced by England
and- Germany - when - they sent their
fleets to Venezuela was to defend the
sacred rights of property, and then
I the first thing that they did was to
Christmas has come and you did not buy one of our
Beautiful Pianos. Well its not too late yet, we still
have a beautiful assortment, all styles, grades and prices.
We are still as anxious as ever to sell you and will make
every possible inducement.
If you can't call, write us.
Matthews Piano Co.
1 1 20 O Street,
WHAT IS YOUR REMEDY FOR THE TRUSTS?
t TunEPKunsNT. during the next six months, dtsires to receive and print the views of ten
iM,QQnri rfrmle remrdinsr the cause and cure fir the trust evil, btate your ideas pointedly. Tell
the whole story in not more than two hundred words. Write rlain. What causes' tuisls tar.ff.
freight discriminations, or wnair w i ai is mc isuicuj uauc, iim ivi icvcuuc. fjoiauou,
government ownership populism, socialism, single lax, or Jeffersonian democracy? Give your idea
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wantonly and without justification to
destroy property. The next, thing that
they did was to capture a lot of
schooners without a declaration of
war, and one British gun boat camy
into a' port towing seven of them,
claiming that they were prizes. All
of these schooners were trading ves
sels belonging to private parties. ' If
that is not piracy, what is it?
JThe British commanders in Vene
zuelan waters which "capture" un
armed trading schooners, which have
no more chance to escape than a
mouse in a trap, are wonderfully Drave
sailors. The British nation should
be proud of them and give each one a
statue in Trafalgar square.
Bret Harte died Jrnd left an estate
valued at $1,800. Three or four oth
ers who went into the mining camps
at the same time left property vaiuca
at as many millions. Which estate is
the most valuable? Which had the
most enjoyment in life? Whi,ch would
you rather be, a Bret Harte;' a Stan
ford, a Huntington, or a Fair?
Part nf the performance at the
"durbar" was the pardoning of 16,138
convicts confined in tne maian pris
ons. If these men were reauy crim
inals serving sentences for crime, then
thP turninsr out of that many convicts
to prey upon the honest people of thar.
country was in itself an unpardonable
crime. If they wre innocent men.
unjustly imprisoned, it was an evi
dence of the horrid tyranny of the
The advocacy of everything by the
daily papers that has a tendency to
ape monarchical institutions has had
an illustration in the recentdemand
that our consular service be re-established
on ' the British plan, .'that is,
make a polite-profession of it with
the appointees holding life positions
The truth is that the American con
sular service is the best in the world.
These officers being average Ameri
cans, as a rule have more business
ability, are shrewder and more ener
getic than those of any other nation.
The English consular service has be
come a polite profession, where the
men think more of their social func
tions than they do of being active,
wide awake collectors of commercial
intelligence. The plutocratic papers
advocate imitating this discredited and
worn-out sys'lernv simply because, "it's
English, you know."
It Is auihoritatively announced frora
Washington that no tariff schedule
will be touched at this session.not even
indirectly by way of ratifying reci
procity treaties, and that Aldrich still
is master of the situation. In speaking
of Aldrich, Walter Wellman once
wrote as follows: "Aldrich's hand is
often seen; oftener it is invisible. He
is crafty, burrowing, never-sleeping.
A senator has a pet measure. V He
presses it with all his power. There
teems to be no active opposition to' it.
Yet it fails to get ahead. Some mys
terious influence blocks the way..- If
he is experienced, if he is smart,, if
he knows the ropes, the senator will go
to the chairman of the committee oa
finance and make his 'peace. Hewiil
sign a treaty of alliance. He ?;wUl
promise to be good. He will pledge
himself to be by Aldrich's side when
Aldrich needs him."
The injunction mills still keep on
grinding. Judge Cockran of the fed
eral court, sitting in Covington. Ky.t
issued an injunction last week forbid
ding the clothing cutters from 'at
tempting in any way to persuade per
sons from withholding their patron
age" from the firm against which they
struck. For a workman "to persuade"
is a crime in this plutocratic country.
Free speech went the way of all other
inalienable rights when the Declara
tion of Independence was abolished by
the supreme court But as "there is
nothing to vote for" we will wade
around in the snow, husk corn and
hand over to the railroads whatever
they demand If there is anything left,
we will give it to Rockefeller, the steei
trust or the coal combine.
Boston English has some twist a.nd
turns to it that sometimes astonishes
the wild and wooly denizens of these
western states. Of course the republi
can members of the "general coun."
are the cream of Massachusetts cul
ture and the following is the official
notice to hold a caucus: "A caucus
of the republican members-elect of the
house of representatives for 1903 wi'l
be held in room 240. state hnnsp Wpi?.
nesday, January 7, 1903, at 10 0'clcc.k
a. m., for the nomination of a caiidl
date for speaker, clerk, tbaplain ani
sergeant-at-arms." Are they going .o
nominate "a candidate' to run for all
those offices, or are they going to have
one man to act as speaker, clerk, chap
lain and sergeant-at-arms? ; ;
The Chicago board of health "still
hangs out danger signals in regard
to the typhoid condition of the water
furnished the citizens of. that city; It
continues to reiterate the admonition:
Boil the water." Will it advise' the
citizensnext summer to boil the. ice?
Jefferson DaTwhThad something
to do Avith an insurrection somewhat
more formidable than that in the Phil
ipines, was released without taking an
oath of allegiance, but Mabini is held
as a prisoner tn an island far from
home because he will not take the
oath. If the government could re
lease Jefferson Davis without an oath
of allegiance, why not Mabini?
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