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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT.
MARCH 12, 1903.
Tlite gieatest' danger that threatens
the prosperity and peaee-of thla-oun-try
JieS.in" the federal courts. -.They
are the anarchy breeders of this gen
eration. In West Virginia the other
day a battle was fought growing out
of an injunction issued by a federal
court. Last .week in St Louis the
federal judge, Elmer B. Adams, (let
his name be remembered, for it is the
beginning of a system unknown in the
world before) issued a blanket in
junction forbidding the employes' o
the Wabash railroad from uniting to
Quit work, the full effect of which is
to absolutely destroy organized labor
tiaisss.. If federal Judges have such
powers as this, every labor organiza
tion In the United States might as
well disband at once, for the legal en
slavement of free white men has been
provided for. Judge Tulcy of Chicago,
in speaking of this injunction, says:'
"I believe that the issuing of
such writs as Judge Adams' brings
the administration of justice into
contempt It breeds discontent,
'nd we will reap the whirlwind
'some day from the seeds so sown.
The day may come in the near fu
ture when the working classes will
have political control, and will
appoint judges who will also issue
writs of injunction in their fav
or. It is time to call a halt"
To The Independent it looks far
more probable that Instead of work
Ingmen ever being able to change the
constitution of the United States and
elect federal judges by a vote of the
people, that we will have more and
more of such work as occurred in West
Virginia. v. : .
There is great lamenting in the plu
tocratic dailies because the anti-anarchy
bill failed to pass at this ses
sion of congress, but the true patriot
will more sincerely lament because
the bill to, restrain the federal judges
from issuing such injunctions did not
passl That bill, however, never had
a possibility of passing and never wL
have as long as there is a republican
majority of law-makers in Washing
, Mark, these words: The issuing of
Buch. an Injunction as Judge Adams
promulgated is' the beginning of the
darkest days this republic has ever
known, unless it is modified or. other
Judges refuse to follow such a pre
cedent. It is anarchy in its worst
? ; TO DOWN BRYAN :
There will be more plutocratic boo
dle distributed in Nebraska during the
next two years than, has been dis
posed! pf here for the last ten years.
The republicans and gold democrats
have determined to down Bryan in his
own slated and turn the organization
of the democratic party over to the re
organizers. The -plan is boldly an
nounced. They want to keep Bryan
. out of the next democratic national
convention and to do that they must
capture the organization in this state.
While the offices to be contended for
in the state this year are a supreme
judge and regents of the state Uni
versity, they do not enter into the
contest at all". The" fight' will be to
capture the democratic .primaries and
hold the state committee and organi
zation for the next 'year. . . . V
That the republicans arte .'Ur the
scheme no one can doubt. They will
vote every republican possible at the
democratic primaries and the railroads
will bring such cattle into the state
by the hundreds. There will be more
money spent to capture the next dem-
" ocratic state convention in Nebraska
' than was ever spent in the state be
fore at any election. If the pluto
crats can capture that convention and
get the state committee, it will be no
job at all for them to hold the state
organization for the . next year and
the democratic delegates from Nebras
ka will be for Dave Hill, "Judge Parker
or some other eastern plutocrat for
president, while Bryan will not be, al
lowed to show his face Inthe" natibnal
body when it meets. .
File this article away. arid, then
Watch. You' will see that every word
of it is true..! The. reorganizers are
Very much afraid that if Bryan should
appear in the national convention that
all their schemes would "gang agley.'V
Tbjey ar determined to kephim out.
Hon. H. H. Hanks, former repre
sentative, from Otoe, and fusion nomi
nee for congress last .tail, -called on
The Independent the other day and
r-Ized that the members of the legis
lature be reminded that although rev
enue is an important subject, the ques
tion of a rational system of trans
ferring land titles is also important.
Representative Loomis of Dodge
has a bill which covers the subject,
and it ought not to be allowed to die
in committee. Mr. Hanks says that
the county authorities of Cook coun
ty, Illinois, inform him that the av
erage cost of making a transfer under
the Torrens system now in vogue
there is something like-$3.50; under
the old abstract of title idea, the cost
would run up into hundreds of dol
lars in many cases. Nebraska should
be progressive.. She cannot afford to
hold to old superstitions regarding
transfer of land titles and should get
in the band wagon.' A few hundred
second-rate lawyers and abstracters
might be obliged to enter some other
field of employment if a modern sys
tem should be adopted but the thou
sands of real estate owners would be
the gainers. - Make it easy to transfer
the title to land, and the value will
, A DILEMMA " -
' The United States supreme court, in.
the Elmwood elevator case, said in ef
fect that a railroad right of way is
private property and that for the state
board of transportation to order the
Missouri Pacific to give an elevator
site to the Farmers' Alliance associa
tion would, if enforced, amount to a
taking of property without due pro
cess of law, and was, therefore, in
.violation of the 14th amendment
But now our own supreme court in
the McLucas case holds that' a rail
road right of way is a public highway
and, therefore, adverse possession can
never run against it.
If it be a public highway, then some
properly; constituted authority can
certainly, grant the use of any portion
of right of way not actually occupied
by the railroad tracks, depots or sid
ings, just as the city council may
grant a "street railway the . right to
use and occupy the streets. But the
Elmwood decision holds otherwise.
Now, if we adhere to the private
property idea as the United States
court, holds we must then surely title
can be obtained by adverse possession
to such portions of the right of way as
are not ''actually being used as rail
road unless we assume that a 5-foot
track by some legal fiction covers the
entire 200-foot strip of land and that
it is never possible for any portion to
be out of the railroad's possession so
long as trains are run over the track.
If A should fence off a portion of
B's farm and openly, notoriously and
adversely retain quiet and undisturbed
possession of it for more than ten
years, what court would refuse him a
good title? That is substantially the
state of facts in the McLucas case.
Not even a Philadelphia lawyer can
ever untangle the kinks in this rail
road rope. " ' '
All taxes are paid out of incomes
and therefore are in reality income
taxes. If a man has no income he
can pay no taxes. The income may
be derived from sale of property here
tofore accumulated, nevertheless it is
"income" all the same. It is impossi
ble that anything canbe paid out for
taxes or for anything else until some
thing has come in. All this jugglery in
taxation could be avoided by simply
putting a tax sufficient to pay the
public expenses on incomes. The only
reason that it is not done is that such
a system would make the rich pay
taxes at the same rate as the poor.
When a man pays taxes on land or
on anything else, he pays it out of his
income, and that's all there Is . to it
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CERTIFICATE OF PUBLICATION
BTATH OFWHBBABKA - .
Office of Auditor of Public Accounts.
LINCOLN, February 1st. 1903.
It is hereby certified. thAt the Jean Mutual
Life Insurance CompAny, of .Philadelphia,
in the state of Pennsylvania, has epnplied with
the Insurance Law of this State, applicable to
such companies, and ii therefore authorized to
continue the business xt ; : v '
in Ibis state for the current year ending Janu
ary 31st, 1904. ...
Summary of Report Filed for the Year Ending
December 31st, 1902:
All other sources 2,731,319.43
Paid policyholders $4,861,303.33
All other payments 2,781,994.89
Total.... .-...$ 7,643,298.42
Admitted assets....' .....$54,391,103.31
Net Reserre. $45,964,541.00
Net Policy claims 329,004.00
All other liabilities.... 5,070,418.27 51,3C3,963.27
Surplus beyond Capital
Stock and other liabil-
Witness my hand and the seal seal of the
Auditor of Public Ascounts the day and year
first a bore written. Chablxs WasTON,
J. L. Pierce, Deputy. Auditor of Public Aects.
O. Z. Gould, Gen'l Agt., 522 Bee BuUding,
CERTIFICATE OF PUBLICATION
STATU OF NEBRASKA
Office of Auditor of Public Accounts.
LINCOLN, February 1st, 1903
It is hereby certified that the New York Life
Insurance Company of New York, in the state of
New York, has complied with the Insurance
Law of this state, applicable to such compan
ies, and is therefore authorized to continue the
in this state for the current year ending Janu
ary 31 st. 1904.
Summary of report filed for the year ending
December 31st, 1902.
Premiums $05,049,944.54 .
All other sourees 14,058,456.80
. Total ;.. $79,108,401.34
Paid policy holders..., ..30,558,559.77
All other payments 16,367,031.70
Total $ 46,925,591.47
Admitted Assets 322,840,900.03
Net reserve $268,344,420.03
Net policy claims..... 2,509,476.97
All other liabilities . . . 51,987,003.06 322,840,900.03
: Total $322,840,900.03
Witness my hand and the seal of the Auditor
of Public Accounts the day and year first above
J. L. PIERCE, Auditor Public Accounts.
CERTIFICATE OF PUBLICATION.
BTATB OF NEBRASKA
AUDITOR OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS.
' Lincoln, Feb. 1st, 1903.
It i hereby certified that the Equitable Life
Insurance Co. , of -Des Moines, in the State of
Iowa, has complied with the Insurance Law
of this slate, applicable to such Companies
and is therefore authorized to Continue the bus
iness of Life Insnrance in this Slate for the
current year, ending January 31st, 1904.
Summary of report filed for the year ending
December 31st, 1902.
Premiums .$ 62 511.20
All other sources 145,597.78
Paid policy holders..... 227,636.72
All other payments 190,541.07
Admitted assets $3,132,708.13
Net reserve 2,579,385 93
Net policy claims....... 27,17134
All other liabilities 10,771.73 2,617,331.00
Capital stock paid up 100,000.00
Surplus beyond capital
stock A other liabTt's 415,377.13 515,377.13
Witness mj hand and the seal of the Auditor
of Public Accounts, the day and year first above
J. L. PIERCE CHARLES WESTON,
. .. Depnty. Auditor of Pnblic Accounts.
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