The independent. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1902-1907, February 05, 1903, Page 15, Image 15

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    FEBRUARY 5, 1903.
$3143 For
WE NOW Ikftve one hundred thousand subscribers, and want two hundred thousand more, and appeal to every
reader to help us secure them in the shortest time possible.
To accomplish this we have decided to continue to sell our yearly subscription postal cards to agents, each
card good for a full year's subscription to Wilshire's Magazine, at 25 cents each, in lots of eight or over. Here is
an opportunity to make money selling the cards and to help along the good work.
We are going to give a large number of valuable prizes to the agents purchasing the largest number of cards before
May 1st, 1903.
nil II n To the person selling tlie largest number of yearly sub
1 I A II LI scription cards we will give a Harvard Upright Cabinet
I InllM Grand Piano, 7'i Octaves, Three Pedals, Ivory Keys,
Graduated Pedals, including soft-stop practice pedal. Beautiful
Colonial design, mahogany, walnut or oak, with hardwood back.
Full swing music desk, rolling fall-board with continuous hinx'c.
Height, 4 feet 6 inches. Length, 5 feet 2 inches. Width, 2 feet 3
inches; made by the famous John Church Co., of Cincinnati, Ohio,
known the world over for the superior excellency of their instru
ments. Catalogue with full description nlay he had by ttQCfl
writing the John Church Co., Cincinnati, Ohio. Price . 4wuU
f.!ons of table, 2x5ji feet; slate bed, S2xC4 inches Inside the rails.
Approximate shipping: weight, securely boxed, 350 pound. Milliard
outfit: four genuine ivory two-inch billiard balls, standard color;
billiard counter; four selected maple cues; chalk and extra tips;
or fitted as a Pool outfit, fifteen solid composition, fancy striped
nool balls, numbered: one white cue ball: four, select maple cues;
one triangle; chalk and extra tips; patent invisible pockets. tfC
To the person sell
ing the second
largest number of
yearly subscription cards we will give
a Pianotit Piano-Player. Plays any
piano and any one can play it. It
does not alter the appearance of your
piano, and the piano can be used in
the ordinary way or played by the Pi
anotiat, a wonderful instrument that
will afford great pleasure to (TITC
the winner. Price . . J) I I 3
J 'rice
To the person selling the eighth larg
est number of yearly subscription
cards we will give the
To the per
son selling
the third
largest number of yearly subscription
cards we will give a Columbia Orand
CraphopJione Spring motor, produc
ing several pieces with one winding.
Uses a Grand Cylinder. Complete
with horn and attachments for mak
ing its own records. Free phonograph
entertainments can be given, talking
to the audience between selections
rend' red by the instrument, and this
will be found a good way to CCfl
sell subscription cards. Price . J)wU
To the person selling the fourth larg
est number of yearly subscription
cards we will give a Columbia drand
Graphophonc, same as third Ctfl
prize. Price
To the
of yearly
the fifth larerest number
subscription cards we will give a
Combination Dining or Library Table
and Billiard and Pool Table, two
thirds standard size. Massive, of solid
oak. eolden finish and strictly high-
class, of excellent playing quality. It
is quite popular as a dining table. It has a removable top and 5s
fitted with imported French billiard cloth, solid rubber billiard
cushions. Dimensions of the table: Top, 3x5;4 feet, slate bed,
32x64 inches inside the rails; extra dining top, 4x8 feet. Shipping
weight, boxed securely, about 400 pounds. Fitted with four ivory
billiard balls, cues, chalk and tips, or fifteen pool balls, tfXfj
cue ball, triangle, etc. Price JU
To the person selling the sixth largest num
ber of yearly subscription cards we will give
a decidedly attractive and typical Dutch
Library table. This table is supplied with a beautiful and remov
able top, made of selected oak, weathered finish; is fitted with fine
rubber cushions, French billiard cloth, and with extra dining top;
is ideal for the home, a summer cottage or club resort. Dimen-
fey at mmm-
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most perfect
portable laniard and rool laDie
made. Beautiful and rich in design,
highly polished, mahogany finish or
quartered oak. Combination billiard
and pool table. Scientifically con
structed the same as most expensive
tables. Solid rubber cushions. Eas
ily moved to and from the top of the
dining-room table. Covered with im
ported French billiard cloth, 3 feet by
tyi feet. Complete pool and billiard
outfit, with four cues, triangle, chalk
and tins, four ivory balls, counters,
etc. Complete description of all these
tables will be found in catalogue,
which can be obtained by applying to
the makers, The Combination Billiard
Mfg. Co., 9-6 New Claypool ffgn
Bldg., Indianapolis, Ind. Price
To the person selling the
seventh largest number of
vearlv subscription cards
we will give a University Reclining
Chair, beautifully upholstered, and
fitted with a book-rest and adjustable
back and arms that can be converted
into firm, wide shelves for writing,
holding books, etc. Descriptive caU
loguc can be had by writing to the
manufacturer, George Sargent &
Co., 280 Fourth Avenue, New tfQ
York. Trice jWO
To the person selling the
ninth, tenth, eleventh
twelfth and thirteenth
largest number of yearly subscription
cards we will give an open-face stem
winding, stem-set, gold-filled Watch.
A first-class, accurate timekeeper that
with ordinary wear will last a l:fe
time. Will be suitably in- M1C
ibed. $25 each . . . D I L J
To the persons selling the 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th
and ISth largest number of yearly subscription cards
we will give first-class liicycle. either lady's or
gentleman's wheel, standard make. Price $25. .
. . $123
To the persons selling the 19th, 20th, 21st, 22d and
23d largest number of yearly subscription cards we
will eive one of the celebrated "Al-Vista" Cameras.
for time and snapshot exposures, fitted with extra rapid rectilinear
lens, brilliant view-finder, rotating and showing exactly what will
appear on the negative. With it you can make 2-inch by 4!-inch
or 3-inch by 9-inch pictures. lias indicator showing wh n film is
brought into place for each exposure. Heavy nickel fittinps, cov
ered with finest black morocco leather and beautifully
finished. Price, $20 each. Total
MORE GIVEN AWAY To everyone entering this contest, and purchasing twenty yearly subscription
' cards or over, and failing to win one of the prizes above, we will give a sub
stantial prize for their efforts that will be sure to please. No one entering this contest will be disappointed.
All will be profited both on the sale of cards, atid the prizes awarded, besides the great satisfaction of helping forward
the happy day we are all working for. Send a $2 bill for eight cards.
Yearly subscriptions at 25 cents each, sent in a letter, count the same as yearly earth purchased. Send in your first list of suhscriJters and
male a start for a valuable prize. Remember, everybody sending twenty yearly subseript'mm revives a prize. No blanks. No dissatisfaction.
with matters of reform. The demo
cratic and populist parties in 1896 tool'
a stand upon the money question that
must as I Relieve be vindicated in the
It is now acknowledged by those
xvho in 1396 expressed the belief that
we had plenty of money, that the vol
ume of money has been augmented
by late discoveries in gold, and from
other causes. But in spite of this in
crease in money they tell us that times
are much better. They are forced to
say timps ar better and doubly ac
cuse their parly of being in error
Democrats and populists can very
consistently admit the fact and point
to it with pride. It proves the wis
dom of their contention that more
money was needed to produce better
times. No one should say that, the
improvement in conditions is due
wholly to the increase in gold. It
may very well be said to be one of
causes, but not the only one. Now
I maintain that during the assuage
ment of hard times is the most oppor
tune time to make preparation against
their return. When the lions are fast
asleep is the best time to escape from
the den. I do not say men are most
liable to act while enjoying relief,
but I do say they should do so.
It is consistent with the familiar
saying, "In times of peace prepare for
war." The election of 1904 is not far
distant. It would certainly be unwise
in me to offer advice to the more able
in politics, but surely I can be par
doned for saying to those of my own
sphere that in view of our nearne.s
to election, we should be watchful
and vigilant. We will have to choose,
as it now appears, between reorgan
izes one one side and real democrats
on the other. I owe them no apology
for discriminating between them and
democrats. They themselves are
chargeable with it all. They deserted
ihe party in 1896 and that, too, after
trying to disrupt the plans of the
party in the Chicago convention.
Then, after four years in which :
repent, they were afforded an oppor
tunity to "bring forth fruits meet
for repentance."
They refused to do so 'or to assr
ihe party in ihe smallest imaginable
way. Not satisfied with another de
cided stand taken by the two partus
in 1900, Ihey are still trying to rob
us of our convictions. Manifestly they
should be pardoned for a mere dis
agreement with us, but they cannot be
pardoned if because of this disagree
ment they try to steal the party name.
If they, being in the minority, can dic
tate a policy for the party, what be
comes of majority rule? After trying
in vain to steal the name "democrat"
they even made fun of the name
I do not expect them to gain con
trol, but unless the voters cut them
off by instructing delegates to con
ventions they can do even more harm
than they have done. Just before the
last congressional election, I wrote to
the democratic candidate for "congress
in a certain district in Indiana asking
him a number of questions. My pur
pose was to discover his attitude to
the Kansas City platform. I made in
quiry of his opinion concerning the
Fowler bill, the election of United
States senators, etc. I received a let
ter from him saying he had been in
my city to see rne, but owing to oth
er engagement? had to leave without
accomplishing his purpose. He ex
pressed a desire to talk with me along
the lines indicated in my letter to
him. I am not aware that he made
any further effort to satisfy me re
garding his position.
However, I made it my business tc
hear him speak. This had the effect of
convincing me that he was making a
much stronger bid for the support of
the reorganizes than for the support
of real democrats. If he had been
strictly honest and at the same time
differed from the reorganizes in sen
timent, he would have been compelled
to take a decided stand against them
He was defeated. This is given as a
sample of how I think the voters
should deal with their candidates. Let
us hope that oy the next election we
will be found a united body the better
lo safeguard the interests of the
American people. Let us show them
that the democratic and populist pur
ties will not kneel in sackcloth and
ashes at the feet of Cleveland, HiP.
Wattersor. or .my other traitor to hii
country's cause. Let us show them
that in their orfort to kill the money
question ihey have killed themselves.
Gas City, Ind.
The Single Tax
Editor Independent: I have just
received a copy of your issue of De
cember 18 with a marked article re
ferring to my communication "not for
publication." Had I written that ar
ticle for publication it would have
been done with greater care. Your
article does me great Injustice in con
cluding that Itecause on some partic
ular occasion, a man can see that the
way things are shaped there Is no
reason to be settled at the polls, he
takes no interest in public affairs, and
is, therefore, a "dangerous citizen."
I still contend, and the evidence is in
abundance and is being forced upon
us every day that there is almost no
limit to the charges the railroads can
make, and when I assert that they
have the power to take back in rates
$2 for every $1 we proposed to get
from increased tax, I assert what ev
erybody who has paid any attention
to the matter knows to be true. I
think the extra charge in coal alone
this year will more than equal the
proposed increase of tax.
Now let us take another glance a
the Omaha plank. I quoted from
memory, but I got It right, as to
meaning, if not the exact words. The
first clause of the first sentence of
that plank covers the entire ground.
The other two clauses follow as a
matter of course and a score of sim
ilar ones might have been added as
conclusion from the nrst clause. Here
! that first clause as given by your
self: : .
"The land including all the natural
sources of. -wealth, is the heritage of
all the people." You say that the sin
gle tax is not a populist idea; I say
that declaration in the Omaha plat
form is the foundation on which the
single tax doctrine Is founded. The
single tax is simply a proposed meth
pd of carrying out that truth. You
say, in reference to the Omaha plat
form, there is a word about common
ownership of land. Well, the above
quotation is as much a declaration of
common ownership as anything to be
found in the single tax. I cannot ad
mit as correct your assertion as to the
position of the single taxers on the
railroad question. 1 am first a sin
gle taxer, but am as much in favor of
government ownership of railroads as
you or any other man.
Government ownership is coming so
surely, so fast, as the result of con
ditions, as hardly to need an advocate.
It is simply a necessity and cannot
be prevented. This much in regard
to your remarks upon my letter. I will
gladly accept your offer to hear from
the single taxers as to the so-called
Please permit me to say that there
is, in my opinion, one new inexpensive,
and effectual way to whip the republi
cans to a finish and that is in the na
tion and in all states when they are
in the majority not to put up a man
against them. The great Napoleon
was never so badly beaten as when
he went to Russia and found no one
to fight. Senator Allen said in his
sppech here in October that the con
ditions in the past few months have
made more populists than 10.000 ora
tors could make in 10 years. We want
no half way reforms, but let organ
ized plutocracy (which is the republi
can, party) have its entire and undis
puted sway and the desired reforms
will soon be forced upon the people.
I have little hope of any reform com
ing any way but through the acts of
oppression and wrong. 1 know of
none in history, do you?
Fullerton, Neb.
(Mr. Spackman asserts something
which a good many people who have
paid considerable attention to the
matter, know is not true. Mr. Spack
man knows very well that thousands
of bushels of potatoes were left in
the fields last year because rates were
so high that they could not be
shipped. The rate on potatoes was
more than the traffic would bear and
it did not bear it. If the freight rate
on corn should be doubled or trebled,
shipments would fall off amazingly.
Farmers would be compelled to burn
corn instead of coal something they
generally do when corn rates are
above what the traffic will bear and,
indeed, many town people would burn
corn, because it would be much cheap
er than coal for fuel. It is the rank
est, nonsense to say that a railroad
cannot be taxed. If otherwise, why
do the companies spend so much time
and money trying to keep their taxes
down? At present the traffic is bear
ing an increase in rates. It cannot do
so indefinitely. But if, the levy of
railroad taxes last year had been twice
what they were, the present rates
would have been no higher than the7
are. Railroad stock holders, however,
would have been obliged to content
themselves with smaller dividends.
Ed. Ind.)
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