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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT.
MARCH 5, 1901
PLENTY OF MONEY.
? TrustsThe Cause and Cure v s
roads; If that failed, stab railroad i
would be necessary. From observa
tlon among my acquaintances I be
lieve one of the most effective weap
ons against trusts is plenty of money
in the hands of consumers. I have
never heard any one, who had the
money to buy necessities with, com
plain of the extortion of the trusts.
except those who remember a time
when they did not have money to buy
with; therefore give ns plenty of gov
ernment money, gold, silver and green;
backs; not by loaning to banks with-
out'interest; not by permitting banks
to issue asset currency which amounts
to thfl mm, thing; not by Ioaning-to
individuals; or any other method of
loaning money; because loaned money
has to be paid back, and Interest on
the principal also, which leaves 'us
worse off than before; and who can
borrow money unless he has property;
those who have no property must sim
ply do without. Rather let the gov
ernment undertake to supply every ofce
with work that heeds; in that way the
money will go directly to those who
need it most and the poor will not
feel the extortions of the trusts as
they do now. GEO. B. BOLT.
St Louis, Mo.
Editor Independent. It is nearly
guess work for any one not a stock
holder In a trust, to try to explain the
cause and the best way to curb or de
stroy them. .Perhaps my guess will
come as close to the mark as some
others. I guess the first cause of
trusts Is when a majority of people
or firms engaged in any branch of in
dustry desire to escape the hardships
of competition. The only feasible way
to accomplish this is by combining
under one head, with a president and
board of directors who have the power
to fix prices, both buying and selling,
and even shutting down some houses
or factories when they see that money
can be saved to the stockholders by
I. The second cause of their existence
is that there are states in this country
that allow the organization of corpor
ations large enough to cover the esti
mated value of all the houses engaged
in that particular branch of Industry
in which a trust Is to be organized.
The third cause is the failure of pub
lic officials to enforce the law. As a
cure for trusts, I guess we shall have
to have more legislation to provide a
more severe' punishment for public
officers who fail to enforce the law, at
the same time making it easier for
citizens to bring them Into court A
general law governing corporations
whereby it will be possible for a state
to shut out from its markets corpora
tions chartered in other states. To
avoid causing suffering it will be nec
essary to build and maintain at pub
lic expense factories for such com
modities as are excluded by passing
and enforcing such a law.
If railroads should discriminate
against state factories, a little manip
ulation of shipments using one road
entirely where there are parallel roads
would have a good effect on the other
Editor Independent: You ask a
trust cure; well, here it is: First, the
proper education of the people; then
the people to issue their own money.
Take charge of the railroads, tele
graphs, telephones, coal mines, cop
per, silver, and gold mines; provided,
the last two are to be coined free to
the mine owners.
To further aid the people, stop this
injunction tomfoolery, ballot box stuff
ingallow a free vote and a fair
count Kill out millionaires by taxa
tion; when one sells outr break his
1 neck. G. LIGON.
Graham, I. T.
Gapl. Ashby Replies
Editor-Independent: The two criti
cisms aimed at "Money and the Taxing
Power" in your last Issue have been
called to my notice, and as I have a
moment's leisure I will entertain
'. The two critics direct their attacks,
toward defects of a widely . different
nature. , Mr. Van Vorhis, for his part,
does not derive pleasure from, my use
uj. teit-aiu wiuua ituu pa i uses, wuicu
grate upon his cultivated literary
sense. This does not in the least sur
prise me. My early education was hot
by any means what it should have
been, nor what I could have desired.
In fact I have never set myself up as
a literary model. If Mr. Van Vorhis
should so far tolerate my uncouth
forms of expression, and inaccuracies
of style, as to read "Money and the
Taxing Power" to the end, I fear his
artificial literary teeth will be many
times on edge, and that his highly cul
tivated and suseeDtible literarv Vierves
will be tortured by the frequent re
currence of a want of literary accur
acy, very shocking to people of ultra
literary culture. He may, however,
by use, become gradually accustomed
. to my crudities, and by the exercise of
proper care, so that none of them
shall be permitted to stick in his
style, he will come uninjured through
the trying ordeal. .;
- So poor, indeed, is my literary taste
that I do not feel any appreciable
shock from my apparently unlicensed
use of the word "incapable. I seem
to be content to employ it, as I havn
JS . 1 ; it.ii .
uuue, aiuug wun some profound
thinkers and quite distinguished writ-
" a, uu owhu, uw, tur my iiLeiaijf
sensibilities that I seem to feel no
: shock that "theories" advanced, shall
come in "collision" with "assump
tions" which "are Incapable of verifl-
VtVf J . . S . . . . ...
? As for the definition of "wealth,"
j supported my etntement "by the
great authority of Mr. Henry George;
and although it may be of no conse
quence to the sticklers . for literary
'culture, that men have b?en writing
for ages, about a thing of which thev
had no definite Idea, I nevertheless
thought it - worth while to point out
the fact Perhaps I owe an apology
for telling the truth.
The other criticism,1 coming as it
does, from one occupying' the pbce of
,i prophet, raises a different qupftion.
This Mr. Bartley, it would seem from
?iim remarks, has slanced through
;mv entire work, although not pub-
Mfhed. nd knowing its contents, by
iispiration, announces categorically
'hit. some gentleman of his aco'iaint-
1 ice in Connecticut, I believe, has told
fy story much better, snd in smaller
compass. Mr. B. will never know
whether this statement of his is true
or not, because he declares himself to
be one at least "in thunder" who does
not propose to "wade" in order to
learn that which he is confident, he
already knows. This Amsterdam real
estate agent has no moral right to
hide his great intellectual ; electric
light as he is doing. It Is wicked.
It Is clear from the glimpse he gives
of himself, that no writer upon politi
cal economy, from Adam Smith down
ward, has escaped him; and the ut
most their efforts have been able to
compass, in his case, is to "amuse"
him with "definitions of value."
Manifestly the gentleman has had too
much, and the fragmentary figures re
flected from his mental mirror tell all
too plainly of the shattered state of
his intellectual reflector. r .
It is only because I, have a little
leisure, which I desire to improve by
literary gymnastics, that I have no
ticed these entirely unimportant at
tacks. W. H. ASHBY.
J. A. Farnsworth, . Cashion, Okla.:
You have some able writers and I
like a great deal that is in your pa
per; but prosperity has struck me so
hard that I cannot -afford to take a
dollar paper. 25 cents for the Kansas
City Star Is the only tribute that old
party papers get from me. I voted
republican 16 years, populist 2 years,
and now, I am a socialist government
ownership of all monopolies.
Not the "Last Leaf"
Editor Independent Please, send me
a specimen copy. You can't imagine
how surprised I was to see the name
of your paper in a socialist magazine
as I had come to the conclusion that
all the populists but myself had been
"snowed under" in the . storms of
despotism and jugglery which have
visited the country in the last few
years. ' ' : 7;r
I thought I'd die laughing when I
read in one of those shameless organs
of imperialism, what a great blessing
it was that the people's party had dis
appeared without leaving a trace of
its existence behind, and in the next
page informs it? readers that the
financial policy of the present is about
the , shakiest in the history of the
country; that the masses are clamor
ing for the initiative and referendum;
that another "populist fad." the "elec
tion of United States senators "by di
rect vote of the people," is certain to
become a part of the constitution in
the near fut"re.
In an insignificant pamphlet bearing
the d'ibions title of "Sound Currency"
a person nmed Farquahr, referring to
leral tender, money, savsr "It is use
at this time to raise any Issue
with the supreme - court decisions
which pronounced the civil war legal
tender act constitutional," which is
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equivalent to saying, "If you have no
gold to defray the current expenses,
you should not engage in warfare un
der any circumstances, not even to de
fend democratic institutions from the
attacks of petty tyrants."
The two old narties are in lust about
the condition the two old narties were
during the forties and fifties. The
whig party was broken in two by
wooly heads and silver grays. The
democratic party was broken in two
by the barn-burners and , hunkers.
They then had three additional par
ties, the abolition, free soil, and know
nothing or native American party. To
day the old parties are split, the re
publicans have the Roosevelt and
Rockefeller factions and the democrats
have the Bryan and Cleveland fac
tions. , The barn-burners and woolly
heads united with the three- small
parties and formed the republican par
ty, the silver grays united with the
hunkers and formed the new demo
crat pro-slavery party. Now the
Roosevelt and Bryan faction are near
together and with the help of the
pops, prohibitionists and socialists
could carry the next or second elec
tion. Cleveland, Hill. Rockefeller and
Pierpont Morgan with all the banks,
trusts and corporations could mill to
gether for the millionaires. Million
aires are running the government to
day as completely as the slave-holders
did previous to 1860.
The wife should be made the first
heir of the husband to all (he prop
erty they accumulated after marriage.
Then to all prop r'y V e w! e's heir
ship should be the same as the hus
bands heirship. ;We wold favor a
law prohibitin? a husband or wife
from having mcr 'ban one living
companion in marriage, whether di
vorced or not.
H. W. HARDY.
COLORADO FARM LANDS.
COLORADO CLIMATE CURES
more invalids than all the physicana
of the country.
THE GRAND VALLEY, MESA COUN-
. TY. COLORADO,
is the Garden Spot of the West a lani
of sunshine, a sanitarium of health
a poor, a sick or a rich
man's paradise where ev
ery invalid is cured or
benefited, and those in -health
enjoy life and prosper- .
ity to its fullest extent. : : : : .
UNCLE SAM'S LARGEST IRRIGA-i
TION CANAL WILL BE BIULT
IN THE GRAND VALLEY.
Land under this canal can be bought
now for 10 and $12 per acre and
will be worth $30 an acre
in two years. .
CAREY, BLAND & CHASE,
Room 11, Walsh-Putnam Block,
Lincoln : : : Nebraska,
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