The independent. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1902-1907, February 12, 1903, Page 9, Image 9
FEBRUARY 12, 1903. t' THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDNT. 9 fore and yet the roads cannot do the business that they have always done. The crops are no larger than in form er years, while the elevators all over the west are full of grain and no cars to be had to ship it " The effort to confine the business of thousands of miles of railroad in one office where it was formerly trans acted in a dozen, has resulted in this confusion in transportation which yet may have results so serious that it will be a national calamity. No one can tell what the end may be. The effort to revolutionize the bus iness of 80,000,000 of people was a mighty undertaking. The determina tion to place it in the control, as the New York Herald says, of thirteen men whose only object was to ac cumulate vast fortunes instead of serving the public welfare was a Sa tanic impulse. The calamities that are certain to follow are enough to stagger the bravest man. Where it will all end or how it will end is be yond the knowledge of the wisest. It is a revolution of vaster proportions than can be comprehended by any man at the present time. In warning the people of what was coming, The Independent two years ago quoted from Lord Byron and it may not be out of place to repeat that warning now. But hark! that heavy sound breaks in once more, As if the clouds its echo would re peat; And nearer, clearer, deadlier than before Arm! arm! it is it is the cannon's opening roar! Did you not hear it? No; 'twas but the wind Or the car rallling o'er the stony street, Oa "with the dance. LEADING NEWSPAPERS The Independent is in receipt of a neat little volume from George P. llowell & Co., 10 Spruce St., N. Y., entitled "Leading Newspapers." Its object is well expressed in the preface. "Experienced general advertisers," says the publisher, "where business admits of buying publicity in all parts of the country, are quick to realize that all papers are not available for them and that the comparative value of service rendered often bears little relation to price demanded. It would not be an extreme case where, at the same cost, the advertising value of two papers might be as a hundred to one. That is to say, of two papers costing a dollar each for a specified service, the chance of returns from one might not be more fairly worth a single cent than that the other should be fully worth a hundred cents or more. It is by buying space in papers of the last named class and keeping out those of the other sort that good advertising managers earn handsome salaries and great adver tisers accumulate satisfactory profits from an advertising investment. . . . The list of papers named in this lit tle volume is sufficiently large to ex haust almost any advertising appro priation. ... It is to aid advertisers in selecting the best, and thereby avoid using those that are less desirable, that this compilation of newspaper names has been undertaken." Under the head of "Nebraska" is the following information: "Nebraska has about one-forty-fifth of the area of the United States, about one-seventienth part of the population, and more than one-thirty -fifth of the newspapers. "The leading newspapers are: Bee, Twentieth Century Farmer, News, World-Herald, and Nebraska Fanner, of Omaha; Evening News, Commoner, Duetsch-American Farmer, Froie Presse, and NEBRASKA INDEPEN DENT, of Liucoln; and Drovers' Journal-Stockman of South Omaha. These are the Nebraska newspapers which George P. Powell & Co. be lieve are the best advertising mediums in the state. The price of "Leading Newspapers" is $1. Ushers. Address the pub- GEN. MILES' UNI FORM The dailies must think that General Miles is a danger to plutocracy as they keep up a constant assault upon him, and some democratic , dailies have no more sense than to follow the example set by the trust organs. Their at tacks are usually directed at his uni form, finding nothing in his life to jibe about General Miles, when on duty, and at no other time, wears the uniform prescribed by law and no other. There is not a button or a speck of gold lace on it that is Dot required to be there by the rules and regulations governing the United States army. These chaps seem to have a hatred for the uniform of the officers of our army when worn by any one who is not a sychophant or an imperialist. The editor of The Inde pendent has had a personal acquaint ance with Generr.. Miles for more than a quarter of a century and has been with him on these western plains in his Indian campaigns. General Miles never assumed at any time any of the stylish airs ascribed to him by the dailies. At Pine Ridge, instead of fol lowing the style of General Brook, who was in command before Miles ar rived, Miles forsook the fine rooms, the elegant silver ware and table service that Brook used and ate his meals from a tin plate with a black handled knife and fork, in a tent like the other soldiers. The plutocratic dailies never use their space to vilify and ridicule a man whom they do not think is an enemy to their support ers, the trusts and plutocracy. The trouble with Miles' uniform is that it is worn by a soldier who is a true American and a believer in the Dec laration of Independence. THE ELK IN KILL . The plutocratic dailies are making strenuous efforts to commend the Elk ins bill for the suppression of trusts to popular favor. The following is one of their efforts and is better than the average attempts, for arguing, in favor of a manifest absurdity is a hard undertaking for the most accom plished. It is as follows: "The Elkins bill not only makes the granting or receiving of re bates a misdemeanor punishable by a fine, but empowers the inter state commerce commission with authority to present a petition to the circuit court embodying any proof of violation of law which it may have secured. It then be comes the duty of the court to institute an inquiry and to enforce the provisions of the statute. The imprisonment clause of the com merce law is repealed on the very doubtful theory that the substitu tion of a heavy fine is better cal culated to secure testimony and conviction of offenders." Any unprejudiced man will no doubt agree that the whole thing de pends on a "very doubtful theory." The knowledge of giving and receiv ing secret rebates is confined to the two parties and it is next to impossi ble for any outsider to get evidence of such transactions. When both the parties are made criminally liable, where is the evidence to come from ? Under the constitution no man can be made to give evidence incriminat ing himself, and the Elkins bill cuts off every source of evidence. That is the intention of the scoundrel who drew it up. Those voting for the bill do it, not to stop secret rebates, but for political effect. There are many such laws on the statute books of the different states and never a convic tion has been obtained under one of them. JIOSTON CITY COUNCIL William H. Lincoln, president of the Boston chamber of commerce and an old friend of the editor of The Independent, who hai nnuh to do to ward the change in the government's policy toward the Indians, basing his action on the constitutional provision MEN'S CLOTHING. 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I be lieve the "EVA" to he capable of the same proportion ate output with possibilities of greater profits, and have no hesitation in making such a comparison." (Signed) ERNEST C. WOOD, E. M. Dividends from the "EVA" assured before the end of this year. Write at once for particulars and booklet E. The Alaska Treadwell Mines Have Paid $4,500,000 in Dividends to Stockholders, mineq EYnuANfij: ipnrn hiL ftiEnLu LAUnniiuL,; LiSwii i ElLli Box E-100G, 112 Clark Street, Chicago, III. We buy and sell Mines and Mining Stocks. Ask for our monthly min ing report and stock list. OTIIEH OFFICES. Calumet, Mich., 115 Fifth St. Dumjth, Minn., ICG Palladio Did?. Nelson, B. C. Salmon, Idaho. Camborne, B. C. that all persons born in the limits of the United States or territory subject to its jurisdiction, were citizens and entitled to all the rights and privil eges of any other citizen, has now gone into municipal reform. Mr. Lin coln says that Mayor Collins is an honest and capable man, but that the city council which spends the people's millions is composed of men who could not secure any position what ever with any business house and that the city's money is squandered in the most recivless manner. It appears that, notwithstanding Boston balked beans and culture, that they have the same kind of city councils down there that the republicans gave us here in Omaha and Lincoln. Mr. Lincoln Is a man of energy and sound judgment, but he will find out, If he has not already done so, that corruption in city councils can never be eradicated as long as franchises are given away and the street railways, city water, gas and electric lighting is allowed to remain in private hands. People are getting frightened at tho confusion resulting from trusts and railroad mergers. Communities ev erywhere are suffering for the want of some of the necessaries of life be cause of the inefficiency of the trusts and railroads. The destruction o competition has resulted in amassing heretofore unheard of fortunes and producing chaos in business. - ' Patronize our advertisers.