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FEBRUARY 19, 1903.
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT.
the land, putting-up buildings, and
iirigating. would cost much more out
there. The money better be expended
in reservoirs and irrigating ditches for
Senator Lodge presented a resolu
ton asking the tariff committee to re
port the governments that have raised
their tariff on our goods as high as
our tariff is on their goods. France,
Germany and Russia are playing the
same high tariff game that we have
played with them for years.
It looks probable that the Post cur
rency bill will pass. The postoffice
department will issue currency some
thing like greenbacks. When we
want to send them to any creditor, we
can write their name and address on
the back and no one else can draw
the redemption money.
Free trade for imported coal! Don't
you hear the republican party trem
ble and quake?
The three territories will probably
have to stand out in the cold until it
is certain tney win swm m oi.v i
Rockefeller undertook to twist up
the railroads in Mexico as he has
hera They carry his oil here for half
what they carry for other people.
The Mexican president notified the
railroads to go back to their old rate
or they would lose their charters.
If all railroad cars could be made
to slant to the right at the front end
and to the left at the hind end, then
there would be no telescoping. One
train meeting another all the cars
of the one train would jump off the
track on one side and all the other
train would jump off on the other
side. Just so when a train came up
behind. Cars better be stuck in the
dirt than smashed and burned.
The law should be changed so that
any property run into debt f op-,-clothing;
furniture, food or realty should
be -liable to execution of the creditor
as long as it is in possession of the
purchaser or any of his family.'
The Honduras president refuses to
giye up his office to his successor who
was elected and a civil war in that
country is likely to follow. In this
country such acts are called, counting
them out, We had such a ,count-out
of the president, of the United States..
But a iew year's ago a governor of Ne-;
braskawas counted out; , So that
fraudulent aciion-is.' not new. in': the
world at this time.. ? ! ;.' W:
The war in the Philippines does
not. seem to be over. A battle was
foijght near Manila only a day or two
ago and several were killed on each
side. Had the Filipinos bought this
country we would have played the
same game on them.
The Venezuela war does not ssem
to wind up. It is now hard to tell
what will follow, ir the war does
not continue with the allied forces it
will commence again among them
selves in a short time.
The Panama canal question is still
in doubt. Colombia seems to have two
questionable governments, and they
are quarrelling for the money our
government is to pay them. It.mav
be that and it may be the railroads of
this country are blocking the way;:
H. W. HARDY.
E. J. Payne, R. F. D. 1, Clayton,
Mich. : Please send three copies, of
issue of January 8, 1903. I want' the
people to study Van Vorhis' article on
hanks. The democrats advocate bank
currency and they and the republi
cans are nearly alike on the money
issue. David B. Hill and Alton B.
Parker are candidates for president
on the so-called "democratic ticket, and
both are Clevelandites. Hill would fit
the presidential chair about as a knit
ting needle would fit a four-inch auger
hole.. Please give address of Hon.
W. A. Peffer of Kansas (Try Topeka.
IN GRAND PRICES .
n ' n ji kl "N
GRAND PR1ZES " 5Onil-t-C.rV riMIMUQ.
IF YOU CAN COUNT AND PLAN YOU CAN WIN!
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Each dot Is distinct
dot; any little blur on the
paper or In tlie printing if
not counted. There are
no double dots.
r tL oo L. iii.. Vr, J.c miKiiaiioi win orivo irt fimsA whn rnnnt. the dots In the above dia
pram correctly or nearest correctly, or in case of tie suggest best plan, TWO $350.00 PIANOS AND 1 800.00 IN
CASH. Head ofler carefully. Greatest offer ever made! You ma lose $500 by not entering contest.
Two $330.00 Schiller Plonos as first prizes-one to lady and one to a Gentleman; second prize, $200.00 In cash; third prize,
$100.00; fourth, $50.00; fifth, $25.00; next, $10.00; next, $3.00; the next twenty-five, $3.00 each; next thirty-frve, $1.00 each; :
two special prizes of $150 each (see below). Surely out of this Immense list you can win. If you can count and plan you can.
AWARDS WILL BE MADE AS FOLLOWS: The person eiving correct or coming nearest the correct number, Rets first prize, next neart
second prize, and bo on down the list. The Pianos will be awurded to those who count correct or nearest correct-one to a ludr, the other to
gentleman. If there XuM biiato toent for any prize it will be awarded to the one of those lying who TOfijcrta lest plan of counting
the dota. It is likely the person giving nearest the correct count will win as it is no easy matter to count these dots. s
r.oswn qcrriAl DPI7F To the ecntlejiian and ladv winning the Pianos will be given an Extra Cash Prize of $150.00 Each if they
ht&vS. That is rh.vapaldo years in advance to Successful l'minK KW lor the
you win the piano and have paid one year at 60 cents the judges will givo you the piano only. If you win the pmno and have two year
paid you get $150.00 extra. It will pay all to have the three advance counts.
CONDITIONS-The contest is open to all. Fifty cents pays for one full year's subscriptions to Successful Farming, and entitles you to
one count; 81.00 pays for two years and entitles you to three counts and makes you eligible lor the grand $150 Special Prizes.
TWO ELEGANT S350.00 SCHILLER PIANOS FREE. These are fine prizes and In order to give ladles and gentlemen each an equal oppor
tunity one will go Tto Ta lad ' and to tleiaanT Mark your subscription blank below stating whether you wish to enter "ladies' contest;;-,
or MteZn&oltel"7 Two diSnfmembers of a family may compete one in the ladies' and the '1,
they wish. Fifty cents pays for one year's subscription to Successful Farming jmd entitles you to one count, or $1.00 f n'
titles vou to three counts, and by taking one on each side of what you think is the correct number you are more likely to win and beside t you win
r"?i;Jr5" lIrnhlllnh .HnstnPnfunuonl.v)ianeoneiiear naid in advance. Bee above regard to special prizes.
a i,i . .iThoro la nn lpmpnt of dhanpe. fit
guess work or lottery alx)ut this. It is a tet of skill ;
....a .imiu if vnn cun rnnnt the dotd corrm'tlv
you can win. lie number of prizes is so large you are
ound to nit It somewhere. V . A
State Treannrer CJHberUon, Mnyor Brenton
and a Hanker, Tliey Will reelect, ;
t Award Premium -
To Whom It May Conwrn: We know tba publish. .
era of Successful Faiiming and can assure anybody
Interested thai they will pay every premium they
promise and treat every contentant (airly, showing no ,
partiality. They have asked us to act us Judges to award
tlie prisw, and we will gladly act In that capacity.
G. 8. Gllbertson, Treas. titate of Iowa, and J. M,
Brentonffilayor of Des Moines, ; ,
Nobody connected with our pnper Is allowed to com
pete. Burely with soch judge all may be ansured fair J
treatment. You are as likely to win ns anyone.
Key to Dot To all who wish It and will write on
separate sheet of paper "Send me key to dot,"and sign
your name and P. O. and enclose 10 cents to cover ex
penses, we will at close of contest bend yon a key to the
dots showing Just how many there are. Every contest
ant should order one. but it Is not rwecfWttry unless you
wish one Nokevwill be m-nt out until close Of contest.
Contest clows April 30. 1903, but get. your counts In at
once the earlier the better. CoatoHlants having three
ndvnnce mibsorlntion counts enterrd may enter addi
tional counts at i cents each. Address. ' .
255 Manhattan Bidg, DES; HOWES, IOWA
She Won a Plnno For 91.00.
"You may say to all the world,! received
mv -piano, an eieaani. ocuuier. ji ue
Heard ot you uniu lanswerea your u.,w t
you have no favorites. I will answer any '
body eendlng stamp.-Daiey Keller, Belle 5 ,
J. ,nm& I' III jm m
& "f)h r Am ho triad. Just received your
V jpJ? check for MHO.- It proves to me that yon
TTv : j i ii :il it Y ..r. .',1 tkit Alfjt An oiip
Dlflce.-Willis ShoirboD. MerrUI, la." J
(IT Anft1nfl all mv rtn'n Tt rift V trt PTltr AtlfJJ
-1 VUUiwvwu iaij . w f'-r
your contests. Thev are surely conducted fairly.-E. M. Hall, Montrose, mo.
We will send names and addresses of dozens and dozens wha have won bicycles, watches,
sewing machines, besides many larger premiuma, to any body writing for them.
' Editor Independent Your little
"ad" in the Commoner last week
caught my eye, and as no doubt your
object in calling upon the opinion of
the public was to hear from as many
classes and localities as possible, will
undertake an answer. The magni
tude of the subject forbids a very
brief one, however.
The great power and aggressive
ness of organized wealth is such that
no remedy proposed by either popu
list or democratic platforms would
give permanent relief when put in
practical operation, Putting trust
made artlcles-;on the free list, .will,
Publisher SUCCESSFUL FARMING, 255 Manhattan B11M Des Moines, la.
I enclose S for subscription to SUCCESSFUL FARMING and I wlsb
to enter the- (write ladles' or gr-nts') Dot Contest. (If S1.00 is paid send three
count'- if more ttmn f 1.00. send one additional count for each SOc over fLOOjll only Wc is paid
nend ONLY ONK count The tl50-W special prizes go only to those having TilKkE or more
counts entered. -
MyCoautis: (1) (2) ('
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(Have paper addressed to head of the family)
pt o Mate
Remarks: My plan of conntlnjy is
while affording some temporary relief,
only, result in world-wide trusts in
stead of national ones. - The reliet
would only last during the transition
period, and the last condition would
be worse than the Srst. Mr. Bryan's
proposition that trust-made articles
should be shut up in the states when
they are made, would cause such a
famine of necessary machinery and
appliances to say nothing of other
living necessaries that the people
would consider that they were "out
of the frying pan into the fire" and
be willing to go back to the old re
gimes To pass laws "regulating" or "re
strlcting" trusts will amount to
about as much as the regulations and
restrictions put upon the liquor traf
fic. The traffic has grown and fat
tended upon them, and so will the
trusts. While the greater part of the
wealth of-the nation lies in the hands
of a few, even a stringent law for
bidding monopoly under pains and
penalties, much stronger than the
"Sherman act" would do no good,
as. knowing their power, they would
act secretly together to control nec
essaries instead of in the broad light
There is then but one way: to
make it impossible for them to ope
rate; and the only way to compass
that is for the government (the peo
ple) to own and operate all public
interests,: to forbid the inheritance
of great wealth and thus make it im
possible, for great, private fortunes to
be amassed. The public have never
yet awakened to the fact that the
real danger is in the massing of
wealth, thus giving to one, power
that never should belong to one in
dividual. This may sound socialis
tic, but I care not, it is truth and
common sense. But it is one thing
to propose a remedy and another to
propose a reasonable way ot bring
ing it about. There are a great many
different public reforms proposed and
many societies, "clubs," "associa
tions," and "parties." which embody
from one to several of these good
principles, and while some of these
have only threads of influence and
others cords that are stronger, yet,
if they were all twisted together in
one strong cable, we could make "a
long pull, a strong pull and a pull
together" toward the overthrow of
this monster greed that is crushing
the life of our nation. Why should
there be two kind3 of populists,
three, or more, kinds of socialists,
an anti-saloon league and a prohi
bition party, several kinds of dem
ocrats and all kinds of republicans?
Why should not the large swindler
and the small one stand in the same
line, and "why should Hot the sa
loonkeeper and the gambler stand
with them?" The bank robber who
robs from the outside and the bank
robber who robs from the inside
should stand up and be counted to
gether. While we are fighting trusts,
should the. one which, bandies more'
money ' in one year than any two of
the others, and which has its schools !
of iniquity in every little village and
station in ,the- land namely, the
Liquor Trust, be ignored?
Let the trumpet sound With ho- un
certain sound;' let iis havea party
that the honorable the philanthropic
and the industrious 'can all : - Join
hands in and not be ashamed. ' ; :
We should have the Bryans the .
Wooleys the Mitchells and Debs of
all parties standing together ; to ; one ;
solid front to the foe, and not in :
scattered . companies some of which
are so small that they are . neither ,
respected nor feared. It 'belongs to
the populist party to reach out ;
friendly hands to bring about;; this
union. Standing as they do half way ,
between the. democratic and socialist;
parties and being strong in those
states where prohibition sentiment is
strongest, that duty is' plainly theirs.;:
and as they speak through their na
tional organ, we would like for the
Independent to draw the declaration,
'i he influence of the Commoner and ,
its grand editor will1 be fettered in
this respect for at least two years
longer, as Mr. Bryan cannot leave
his party, in honor, until they have
left the principles for which-he ha3
fought through two campaigns. In
the meantime the populists must do
the "getting together" and must "go
out into the highways and hedges and,
compel them to come in." .
MRS. IDA Ij.j' yAN NICE. , )
Flandreau, SoDak.' f.,y f;
till ..a I . -i ' ; k. A1
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