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MARCH 5, 1301
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT.
truth about everything," are much
more likely to find it in the columns of
The Independent than in the dailies,
or even in "the speeches of the presi
dent of the United States.
The truth about the matter is that
In all the reign of the Spanish in the
fniiippme isianas,ine peupie iucie
were never in half so horrible a condi
. tion as the imperialists of the United
' States have placed them. To keep the
- whole race from - extermination this
government has had to donate them
millions of money and now the propo
sition is to give them practical free
. trade with this country. ."
Every subscriber can become a
"; member of the Independent School of
Political Economy. . Write a postal
" card today if you are interested.
That "astute", statesman who as
sists Bartley's partner' in "represent
ing" the state of Nebraska in the up-
' per house of congress he of the
-laconic and fetching campaign speech:"
"Come up, boys (hie) and have some
thing on me;" he of the later ton xuOt,
'In statu Quay" has a 43-page
"speech" in the Congressional Record! ne except, in running their, automo-.
of February 14, one of those "leave to
. print" sort a heterogeneous collec
-tion of leaves torn from public docu
ments and railroad time-tables.
Senator Dietrich has made the as
tounding discovery, that "during our
28 years of free-trade coffee we have
lost in revenue ' on- Brazilian coffee
alone "the enormous sum of $304,809,-
fil anA rnnAa tho RmriliftTl treaSUrV
richer by practically that amount of
money." His bank training makes
him exact, it will be observed. Most
men would have lopped off- the 84
cents. Note, however, the essential
' "In 1872 we paid Brazil 1 5 2-3 cents ;
in 1873, 14.9 cents; in 1874, 19 cents,
and in 1875, 15.2 cents per pound, show
fee' to ' the "American, consumer, , but
coffee ; constantly advanced in price."
That is true as compared with 1871,
when the price was 9.4 cents; but how
is it today ? Brazilian 1 coffee is sell
ing in New York at 5 1-2 cents per
pound."1 1 '"V. '
Can you spare 10 cents a month for
economy? Rea( the article on the
first page and write a postal card to
DOSE OF SOOTHING SYBUP
The supreme court has cleared the
way to suppress the trusts and con
gress has appropriated the money to
1 ' . J A ! .:t S 1
prosecute tuem. a tusuuguisueu law
yer says that the logical effect of the
lottery decision is:
"Congress has the absolute right
to say when commerce in any giv- ;
en commodity shall be free or
. prohibited and it would follow
that between these extremes it can
i permit such commerce upon condi
; tions which it may impose to con
serve the public interests and
neither the conditions nor the nco
tives that actuate them can be re
' viewed by the judiciary."
The Littlefield bill would have fur
nished the legislation necessary, but
the president put his foot down, and
that bill is dead. We will see whether,
the dose of soothing syrup that the
republican leaders have prepared in
-the recent legislation will prove to be
strong enough to put the people to
sleep.' Congress can absolutely pro
hibit the transportation of trust goods
'from one state to another. The Little
field bill contained that clause and the
supreme court says that it is con
stitutional. An exercise of that pow
er would bring the trusts "up to the
snubbing post" in short order.
THE POWER OF A TRUST
' If a military dictator should Issue
an order that some city should collect
and pay over to him $17,000, there
Would be heard the tramp of. armed
men and the clang of sabres on the
streets inside of 24 hours, but when a
trust issues suclhan order the unthink
ing people pay the money over with
out a protest and then go to the polls
and "vote ."er straight" for the trusts
to continue in power. That Is what
the Standard Oil trust did to the city
of St Paul, Minn., , and the citizens
paid the money and continued to "vote
'er straight" . '
r Suit for personal -damages - was
brought against the Standard Oil com
pany in St Paul by a man who claimed
the improper sale of kerosene.' The
case was clearly against the company,
and compromise was effected on the
basis . of $10,000 damages. The J next
day the price of gasoline went up from
15 cents av gallon to 18 in that partic
ular district, and remained up for nine
days. . During that time the company
got $17,000 - extra, or just enough to
pay the damages- and attorney fees.;
Then the- price dropped down to 15
cents again. . . ;
Of course, this $17,000 was - taken
from the pockets of the poor families
that .use gasoline stoves and the hard
working mechanics using gasoline en
gines. The rich use very little gaso-
Send That Mail Order to
. We mean the one you are fixing up now or thinking about. Make it up from
the catalogue of any house in America. Hayden Bros, will fill it at the same prices
or less and guarantee to give you better qualities and to save you time and freight
charges. Hayden Bros, handle only standard, dependable, guaranteed merchandise.-
Right at your doors here in Omaha we can give you the best possible values
and service. Thousands of western buyers are now doing their mail order buying
at Hayden Bros. Let us hare a trial order on any goods you need." You take ho
risk as you can return the goods at our expense and get your money back il not
satisfied. The Commercial 'National Bank, the Merchants' National Bank, any
bank or business house in Omaha, any commercial agency, railway or express com-
npany, or its'postoffice authorities, will tell you as to Hayden Bros.', responsibility.
tsena m that order now to ' " '
Hayden Bros.' Wholesale Supply House,
biles and there are very few of them in
that city. .. ' y " ...
The Independent publishes this item
to show the unlimited power to tax
that is exercised by a. trust. It is tax
ation without representation in a
worse form than King George at
tempted to 'impose upon this "country1
and against which our forefathers re
belled. Their degenerate sons don't,
rebel. ' They just pay the tax and say
nothing. Worse than that, they go to
the polls every year and vote for the
trusts to tax them some more. i.The
Independent will give a five-dollar bill
to any man who will furnish a better
name for a man who does that sort of
thing than 'mullet .head.!' ; ' "
Learn the truth and be ready to.
combat error. Join the Independent
School of Political- Economy. - Write
a postal card today. v; " ' 1 v : I
: : WAR IN WEST VIRGINIA
' The war in West Virginia (for when
armed men by the hundreds engage In
a battle where the field oT- conflict - is.
strewn with dead and wounded, it can
bo truthfully called by no other name)
is the legitimate -result of government
by. injunction and is just what every
thoughtful man has- expected. The
armed resistance to government au
thority by the miners will find no sym
pathy or encouragement from law
abiding people and none but the most
ignorant would have undertaken" to
fight the "United States government,
though that government was repre-'
sented by an autocratic and. tyranni
Nevertheless the blanket Injunction
issued by Judge Keller was provocative
of war. It included in its scope John
Mitchell and there -who were not
within 1,000 miles of the jurisdiction of
the court and prohibited acts which
were included in the natural rights of
man. The injustice and tyranny of
such action of course was stimulative
of open rebellion. If peaceful and le
gal methods fail to exterminate this
method of government by injunction,
no. man can doubt that in the end
there will be a general armed resist
ance to tyrannical . orders issued by
plutocratic judges concerning acts that
have never before been regarded as
coming within their jurisdiction. The
position of the judges in this matter
is the beginning of anarchy. The con
stitution of the United States pro
vides for a trial by a jury of all the
crimes which the judges insist on
trying without a jury. If the judges
lead the way toward anarchy by de
fying the constitution which they have
taken a solemn oath to maintain and
defend, it can only be expected that
the multitude will follow the example?
The populists of Nebraska when the
first injunction of this nature was is-
Make Yourself at Home
m mm " r ' - mm w
I it !0 nayaen tsros. wnen
LlJy in Omaha. ; . . .
Every accommodation free. Whenever you come to market don't fail to visit Hay.
den Bros.' Wholesale Supply IIouso, Omaha (opp. postoffice). We carry everything
you eat, wear or use and will beglad to figure with you on your supplies. Our
shipping department will get your goods out to you promptly and in the best pos
Get Our Prices on Clothing. tr 'o'tS
at reasonably low prices. See Haydens' grand showing of finest furniture now on
display and sale. ; ;
4,000 Per Gent for Underwriters.
$10 A MONTH FOll TEN MONTHS NETS YOU , ;
$4,000 Stock In One Year.
This -special issue of Underwritten or.Ground Floor Stock is very
f limitedryou must npply today, to get in. . . . , ,
. Wo are acting as fiscal agents for a company about to be incorpor
- ated i for the purpose of operating upon some enormously rich gold
Claims in Idaho. :
This stock positively will be selling at $1.00 in 1904, and the ground
floor investor can now buy it at 1 cents. . Remember the bonus stock.
This is a giltedged investment. ( Stock will.be selling at 10 cents
April 15thand will go rapidly at that price. This proposition will in-,
terest you. Write for particulars to the fiscal ageQts.
THE MINES EXCHANGE, Limited,
Box E..112 Clark St., CHICAGO, ILL.
. OTHER OFFICES : '
115 5th St., Calumet, Mich. 106 Palladio Bldg., Duluth.Minn.
Nelson, B. C. ' Camborne, B. C.
Ckanbrook, B. C. ' r , ; Salmon, Idaho.
sued foresaw the anarchy to which it
would lead and Father Snyder intro
duced a resolution in the state conven
tion denouncing the departure in the
administration of justice from alM.he
precedents of the past Under this new
procedure, the judges have assumed
the authority of the unlimited mon
archs of 200 years ago.
The decision of our Nebraska su
preme court in the case of McLucas
vs. St., J. & G. I. R'y. Co. may be good
law, but it is rather incongruous in
view of the private ownership of rail
roads. The court holds that adverse
possession does not run against a rail
road right of way, because It is a pub
lic highway and the public has an in
terest in maintaining it McLucas
Bros., cattle dealers of Fairbury, had
occupied part of the railroad right of
way for stock and feed yards for more
than ten," years, and set up the claim
of adverse possession when ordered to
move. The United States had granted
a 200-fcet right of way through gov
ernment land, but where it was se
cured by condemnation only 100 feet
was taken, and because of this ' fact
misunderstandings arose as to where
the right of way lines really run. If
private ownership of the railroads Is
to be the continuing policy, then it is
high time that this "quasi-public'-'
nonsense cease.' A railroad Is no more
of a public necessity, except in degree,
than a farm or a, blacksmith shop.
And to say that it is a privately owned
public highway is a contradiction of
terms. It Is high time that' the people
find out "where they are at."
The taxing of the city of St Paul,
Mfnn., by the . Standard Oil trust a
sufficient sum to pay the cost of a
law suit, which was an extra tax
above what it usually levies upon that
city, is nothing out of the ordinary at
all. That is just what every trust
does when it takes the notion.. The
dose of soothing syrup that congress
has administered will not cure a dis
ease of that kind. ..
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