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JANUARY 8, 1903.
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT,
Soma Ancient History
"Lest we forget," The Independent
secured the services of an archaiol
ogist to rummage over the files of the
State. Journal in search of something
appropriate to reproduce on the day
of Governor Mickey's inauguration
The ; following, published October 25,
1902. is typical: '
"Beatrice, Neb., Oct 24. (Special.)
The first and only rally which the
republicans will hold in Beatrice this
campaign was held tonight at the Pad
dock opera house and the enthusiasm
manifested was a surprise to every
one because of the apparent apathetic
feeling among the voters up to this
time. The opera house "was packed,
with many people standing when
Former Senator Graham called the
meeting to order. On the platform
were over fifty party workers.
Hon. J. H. Mickey was the first
speaker. He was welcomed with a
burst of applause. He spoke for a half
hour and confined his remarks chief?''
to state issues. He compared the no
torious mismanagement of the state's
finances with the record of the past
two years under the republican rule.
He told how the republicans with th
3 jaey of debt bequeathed them by the
fusionists, not only paid off the debt,
but now came before the people with a
surplus in every state institution. His
clear and forceful manner in present
ing the claims of the party upon the
people was a revelation to those who
had never heard him speak, and nis
business-like manner made him many
This is interesting reading after
one has read Auditor Weston's bien
Had Governor Mickey been as fa
miliar with the reports of former audi
tors as he was with the "Baldwin hug"
c ti.e correct method of lining up
teetotalers 'and whisky soaks for the
g. o. p., he might have, known that
the f usionists received a f bequest of
over $1,936,000 of floating debt from
the Bartley-Moore administration, and
that the "legacy" was only $1,727,000
(in round numbers) when it was
turned over to the Dietrich "redeem
ers." And he could find out now that
the "legacy" is now about $1,989,000.
"He told how the republicans . . .
not only paid off the debt, but now
come before the people with a surplus
in every state institution." Sublime
mendacity! On that 24th day of Oc
tober the penitentiary had been run
ning seven months and thirteen days
on a 52-cent balance in its "main
tenance' fund, which had been $35,
000 for two years' expenses on thai
52 cents, on hot air or jaw-bone, with
what the convicts could earn. And
Mr. Mickey must have known that.
He can mark this down: That thn
fusionists averaged for four years to
cut down the floating, debt $52,000 a
year, with an average tax levy about
$29,000 smaller than the "redeemers"
had. But the "redeemers," with a ta
levy about $29,000 greater each year
succeeded in two years in increasing
the floating debt nearly $131,000 a
S-J'nn? iS 6Vident lhat jt C0Sts about
JJoJ.OOO a year additional for the
blessings of redemption!
Every dollar of fusion reduction has
,u ept away by the redeemer
and the state has now a greate- mat
ing debt than ever before -
Figured any way yo'iike, the fu
sionists kept expenures below the
receipts for four -nS years and that
is what thp redeemers have failed
signally do. And that is the ' no
toriou" iusion mismanagement" whict
$fZJ, realed ln scn a "clear
fTCc1 manner" while on his
hell mnTnS thf State' 0ne nn
more sinfnMh?11 lnaUgUral bal1 is no
more sinful than a campaign lie. -
Will They Do II?
Shoitlv affpr olJni ji. .
. viwviiuu it will IIP TP-
uwara Kosewater of th?
?0m bP in pleading lone
o the railroads to "submit" in
an mcrease in their taxes. He inr i
mated that if, they should act mulish
nthe matter-it was possible that
the people might become aroused and
5 wT radlCal ?iCtiDn in the ma
of both taxes and freight rates.
His latest bit of pleading is to the
brutal republican majority in the leg
islature "For some unsolvable rea
son, he says,, "the impression ha
gamed ground among the people of
Nebraska, that they have little or
nothing to expect in the form of re
form legislation from the present ses
sion of their. lawmakers. This feelin
must arise from the fact that both
houses are dominated bv majorities si
overwhelmingly of one party for
there is nothing in the personnel of
the members that would indicate in
feriority of ability or capacitv to pre
ceding legislative bodies in the state.
It is to be hoped the people will find
this impression to be unfounded for
thr-e is important work in abundance
for this legislature to do.
Not to go outside of . the pledges of
the last republican state platform, the
majority members are committed to
these positive reforms:
1. To provide for the most speedy
revision of the state constitution to
meet the demands of twentieth century
2. To enact laws that will hold ev
ery custodian of public funds that may
come into his possession by virtue of
his office responsible for both prin
cipal and interest accruing thereon.
3. To adopt measures to increase
state revenues and to reduce state
4. To carry out the 'intent of th a
constitution for the taxation of al'
franchises as well as tangible property
of corporations and individuals upon a
uniform basis of assessment.
5. To create a board of pardons to
pass upon applications for executive
clemency and make recommendations
1o the governor according to their
6. To provide fo a board of audi
tors to check up and report on thp
condition of state finances at stated
If the majority members of the legis
lature will give precedence to re
deeming these obligations to their
party and the people thev will keep
themselves busy for some time and ac
complish something substantial lor
1he progress and prosperity of the
The Greatest Hero;
Here's a song for the man, the strong
Who whistles and smiles through the
hours of the day;
Who sets a high standard, does all
that he can,
And scatters bright sunshine along
his life's way.
We sing of the heroes on war's
Who faltered not, facing the battle's
But here is a song for the man who
In every-day life, but keeps doing
We sing of the man who, behind the
Brave, steady and true, with unfalt
For country and flag greater glory
And honor by cheering the sound
of his name.
But here is a cheer for the man brave
Whose patient endeavor knows nev
er a rest;
Who cheerfully labors, ne'er downcast
And brightens the world just by do
ing his best
We cheer when they mention the man
of huge wealth
Who builds ornate temples L mor
tar and stone
With millions secure b a legalized
And gives away that his name
jpo be known.
But "inhere is the cheer for the Drave
man and true
To whom fortune never has come as
Who, humble and honest, is hidden
But never gives up, and keeps do
ing his best?
We've honored the heroes of sword
and of gun
"Who vanquished the foe by their
We've cheered the gold kings who
their millions have won
By profits they've wrung from their
So now let us cheer with our utter
The king of them all who, four
square to each test,
Brave:' humble, unknown, with his
face to the light
Keeps pegging- away and is doing
Will M. Maupin, in The Commonei.
to join in an attack of the money rul
ers who make the laws or buy the law
when needed for their own protection
We have a work to do if we desire
a betterment of our conditions in thi
beautiful world of ours which was
made for man and woman alike and
while it may seem as hopeless as it
did for David to attack Goliath of Gath
it is encouraging to know that there
are men and women that dare to think
and act both by their voices and pens,
the part of godly beings, for all could
be happy and free but for the work
ings of the above classes. However,
the strikes and riots must go on to
the end, but the time is drawing near
when peace will prevail for the godly
voices and letters of the far-seeing
ones is doing a silent work for good
results in many a wavering heart that
is at present little thought of by the
ones that have been the means of
bringing about our present system of
President Roosevelt and Senator
Hanna have spoken warningly to the
capitalists of the dangers they are
bringing upon themselves. I am ex-,
peeling some congressman when they
are in session will intentionally oi un
intentionally speak the alarming words
as effectively as the first cannon roar
did at Fort Sumpter, South Carolina,
in 1861, which was heard around the
world and eventually broke the chains
of colored slavery. Our system has
become so corrupt that many are
forced to be dishonest In order to get
enough to live at all. which in itself
is bad enough, but when it comes to
have to be dishonorable for corrup
ters or family sake the crime and
sorrow is greater to bear. Some men
when seeking work are barefacedly
told that it is business with them and
if they do not want the job another
man will take it.
Religion with some business firms
is only for Sunday church advertise
rents and used mostly by their fam
ilies. It is not wanted in their busi
ness during week days and never when
in their full dress suits at the the
atres, club rooms, balls or parties of
any jovial kind for it often happens
that some of them get overloaded with
eatables or drinkables and have to be
coached or steadied home by pome
friend or policeman at iate hours of
the following morning, and if during
the day some one calls at the house or
office to see one in a business way
the servant or clerk says Mr.So-and-So
Is sick and under the doctor's care an
cannot be seen. It is sorrowful- nat
so many of the poor, ignwant and
some intelligent ones u be bought
to lie for such unw"'thy ones. Some
of them hold public positions and
have an ab"dance of wealth produced
for the from the labor of poor men,
won, and even children.
GEO. HALSEY TUTHILL.
1G3 St. Marks ave., Brooklyn, N. Y.
Good, climate, healthy location,
rich and productive lands, abunrr
dant water from the famous Soake
River, never failing supply; good
crops always assured; you govern
your own moisture; no cyclones;
no hail storms; no rains to prevent
gathering of crops; more buuhIuoo
in the year than any other state in
the union. Land with good water
rights for salo at from 110.00 to
$1500 per acre; one-third,cash;
balance in six annual payments at
7 per cent, interest. Address, s
Market Lake, - , Idaho,
& S $ X M .jS
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Piano For Sals
Entirely new, high grade piano for
ie at a bargain. For particulars ad
dress The Independent, Lincoln. Neb.
read from the figures that 5 former fu
sionists had deserted and become re- ,
The continuous assaults made upon
General Miles by the plutocratic dail
ies indicate that they think that he
is a dangerous man, or likely to be
come one in the near future, to plu
tocratic interests. The thing for the
common people to oo when the dailies
constantly assault a man, sneer at
him, lie about him and ridicule him,
is just to tie to that man for he Is
one of their friends.
Justice Will Prevail
Editor Independent: Justice will
yet prevail though the present money
power, say never. It is said if you
want money you must go where money
is. I have1 been there and learned how
they get it. Many of those that have
prospered had been liars and thieves
for the bosses and their own advance
ment. The most ignorant ones worn
always ready and willing to make de
testable slaves of themselves at their
master's call. Nothing was too de
grading to them while working for the
lawlessness of the corrupted ones, for
in their narrow-mindedness the dol
lar wa3 the only god they could see
or cared for. While such people ex
ist, it may be thought foolish by some
"I guess Ranter is not making much
of a success on the stage."
"What makes you think so?"
"He's been at it for ten years now
and he still has his name printed ic.
capital letters in the house programs."
A Bunch of Thetn
Some time ago Clem N.' Meyers, of
North Loup, said he believed inde
pendent precinct, Valley county, was
the banner fusion precinct of the state
It gave Thompson 44, Mickey 12, or
78 per cent of the vote was fusion.
This caused E. W. Ferguson, jr., of
Hartington, to stand up for Cedar
county, where three precincts exceeded
the percentage of Independent and one
equalled it. These are as follows:
, Per cent
Precinct. Thomp. Mickey. Fusion.
Mr. Ferguson says that in 18flfi nr.
cinct No. 6 gave Bryan 71 and Mc
Kinley 0; that there has been some
republican immigration, but the pre
cinct makes a good showing yet. Cur
iously enough, there were just 71 votes
cast, both years, and the election sta
tist'dan, not knowing the facts, would
The brazen . repudiation of their
platform by the republican leaders
makes more insistent the demand for
the initiative and referendum.
Some men never know they have a
heart until something hurts it.
Only one thing is easier than mak
ing a good resolution breaking it.
There are men who rejoice in notor
iety because they imagine it to be
Some men never feel charitablv la
clined until they discover something,
they can give away without, djscomj
raoding themselves.. . ?, ... .; j,
10G 20 80
87 C, 93.5
M 5 93
54 15 78
313 52 ' 85.7
"Tell me about It."
"Well, my wife didn't know Just.
what to get me fpr a Christmas, pres-
sent, so as a last resort she bought me.! .r
a box of cigars, and say, it makes jne' i
laugh to think of, it ha! ha! ha!".."..
"Well, I don't see anything funny,
about your wife getting you a, box of
cigars for a present."
"You don't? Well, the funny part Is
ha! . ha! ha!" r
"That she paid a big price for 'em ,
and they are not fit to smoke."
"No; that's where you are wrong.'
They're the finest cigars I ever smoked '
in my life. That's what makes it so
funny." , ; . . .
Readers of The Independent should
examine the advertisements in its rol
umns. It will pay you to read them
and take advantage of the bargains of
fered. Always mention The Indepeo
dent. - ' ,
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