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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT
MARCH 12, 1903.
T Mt la Albia, March, 17, I903-Orr
, flOO Joia Jn the Call r"
A marked copy of the Southern
Iowa Educator, a populist paper pub
lished at Albia, la., contains the fol
lowing notice: ,
IOWA POPULISTS TO MEET IN
CONFERENCE AT ALBIA; IA.,
MARCH 17, 1903.
To" the Members of the People's Party
- of Iowa Greeting. . '
Seeing that all efforts to bring about
reform by fusing with the (trusts)
political parties have failed, it Is
"urged by many of the mid-road and
former fusion populists of the state,
who wish straight poiiiical actiou
hereafter, and are willing to accept
the Omaha platform with direct leg
islation added as a test, of member
ship of true populism, .to all such
branches, they extend an invitation,
to meet with them on this occasion,
at Albia, la., Tuesday, March 17, 1903,
at 2 o'clock p. m. of said day, at the
office of the Southern Iowa Educator,
and help to perfect one grand reform
political party in Iowa, to the end
that we may have a strong organiza
tion at once and begin the work for a
reunited party and a state convention
rail issued. , ' , . V
Names and Postofflces:' Rev. John
Wilson, E. D. Paterson, George Bo
man and "others of Lewis, la.; S. A.
Simington, W. B. Emerson, George I
i&imington ana otners oi Atlantic, J.
T , XT nl.i. m 1 .1 il
i. meieuuu, jjjck. luwiiaeu auu uiu
ers of Griswold; D. C. Cowles, Walter
McCullah, Arthur Sylvester and oth
ers of Davis City; J. C. Stockton,
Leon; Z. T. Barker, Bloomfleld; Dr.
R. Weller, Hedrick; W. S. Murray,
Wiota; Earl Smith, Lisban; R. H.
Inman, Centerville; G. W. Smith,
Oskaloosa; - Thos. Warrick, Morgan
Valley; W. B. Murray, Steve McBride,
John W. Kitto, E. McMann, John Part
ington, Ottumwa; A. Norelius, Kiron;
D. H.Houser, W. M. Davis, S. Frw,
Knoxvllle;, S. M. Harvey, E. Des
Moines; Robert Ford, " Hocking H. G.
Judson, Hickory; VM. H, Squire,. Chis
holm; J. R. Norman, Albia, and over
500 other names that were sent Into
this office from over, the state, but we
have not the space to print them all,
who ask that we Issuerthls call for a
conference. Let every reformer at
tend this meeting that can come.
S. M. HARVEY, Sec'
Every subscriber can; -become a
member of the independent School of
Political Economy . Write a postal
card today if you are, interested.
. THE VALUE OF CHARCOAL
Fw People Know How Useful it if In Presefv-
inz Htaith and Beauty
Nearly everybody knows1 that char
coal is the -safest: and most efficient
disinfectant and purifier in nature,
but few realize its value when taken
into the human system for, the same
cleansing purpose, v
Charcoal is a remedy that the more
you take of it the better; it' is, not a
drug at , all, but simply' absorbs the"
gases and impurities always present
in the stomach and intestines and car
ries them out of the system. '
inarcoai sweetens the breath after
smoking, drinking or after eating on
ions and other odorous vegetables '
Charcoal effectually Clears and im
proves the complexion, it whitens the
. v a. V VUw a VfcJ C " UHbUl tA
and eminently safe cathartic. ,
It absorbs the- injurious gases
which collect in the stomach and bow
els; it disinfects . the mouth and
throat from . the poison of catarrh,
"M All drugists sell charcoal in one
luim or anoiner, Diu proDaDiy tne
best charcoal and the most for . the
money is in Stuart's Absorbent Lozen
ges; they are composed of the finest
powdered Willow charcoal and other
harmless antiseptics," in tablet form
or rather in the form of large, pleas
ant tasting lozenges, the charcoal be
ing mixed with honey.
Thfi dailv liso nf trips a lnznp-po will
soon tell in a much improved condi
tion of the general health, better com
plexion, sweeter breath 'and purer
blood.'and the beauty. of it is, that no
continued, use, but on, the contrary,
great benefit.' , v7 ,: ..
A .Buffalo nhvsician fn snpaldne' nf
the benefits of charcoal ( says: "I ad
vise Stuart's . Absorbent Lozenges to
all "patients suffering from gas in
stomach and, bowels, and to clear the
complexion- and purify the breath,
mouth "'and throatj I also believe the
liver is greatly benefitted by the daily
use of them; they, cftst but twenty
five cents a box at drug stores, and
although in some sense a patent pre
paration, yet I believe I get more and
better charcoal in Stuart s Absorbent
Lozenges than in any of the ordinary
charcoal tablets. ,
i i . Thd leading Newspaper
Editor Independent. There Is no
newspaper in New York to which we
turn with so much expectation and in
terest as The Independent of Lincoln,
Neb. The other papers have their own
axes to grind; The Independent has
thus far ground no axe save the pub
lic axe in other words, the interest
and welfare of the people at large.
Mr. Editor, you are performing a
great and valuable service , to the
country, in lending your columns to
the discussion of public questions from,
the public point of view,' by thought
ful and conservative students of so
cial questions, like Messrs. De Hart
and Van Vorhis; and as a few, out of
many millions of people, who recog
nize the worth of such discussions,
permit us to offer you our sincere
thanks and to hope that a liberal
patronage on the part of the advertis
ing public may afford you ample en
couragement Allow us to suggest
copies of the paper to all the eastern
advertising agents, with the adver
tising rates printed Jn clear type and
with discriminations in favor of cer
tain preferred lines, such as public
amusements and entertainments, an
nouncements of book publishers, in J
short, anything that is of general in
terest, and partakes the nature of
news or information.'
In your issue of February 26, Mr.
Van Vorhis asks: "By what author
ity does any, writer assert that it is
correct to use value in the sense of
its application to things in exchange;
and incorrect to use it in the sense of
its application to things in use?"
meaning, of course, other uses than
the use of being exchanged. ,
Our reply is: "Frederic Bastiat,
the most brilliant and distinguished
of modern political economists, in his
"Harmonies of Political Economy"
( trans, by Prof. P. J. Stirling, Lon
don, John Murray, 1860) he discusses
wants, efforts and satisfactions ex
changevalue wealth capital
property competition etc., with ' a
penetration and perspicuity that will
scarcely fair to impress a mind at
once so clear and ingenuous as that of
Mr. Van Vorhis. On these subjects,
especially that of value, Smith and
Ricardo are far too antiquated and
may as well be burnt.
' ..:.' - CAMBRIDGE. ,
." New York. ..''' "";
" (Naturally The . Independent appre
ciates kind words of this character
coming, as they do, from men whose
life work bring J them in such close
touch with the newspapers.-: Its aim is
to be true to its name, and' to grind
none "save the public axe,'' as Cam
bridge aptly puts it.
It might interest Cambridge to know
that good advertising patronage is
hard to secure for a paper that an
tagonizes special privileges. To get it
requires hard work. Not so very long
ago a great advertising agency flatly
told 'the manager that he had no use
for a" paper that advocated the insane
views of The Independent. Yet The In
dependent is listed in Geo." P. Rowell's
"leading Newspapers" as one of elev
en papers Jn Nebraska worth while to
place an advertisement, in.
No paper in the United States has
a higher percentage of thoughtful
readers. Higher priced publications
may have relatively more collegians
as subscribers, but none of Ihem are
more earnest and persistent in seek
ing the truth or susceptibly to reason
than those who read The Independent
The Life Insurance Fraud
Editor Independent: Few persons
seem to realize the fact that the old
line life insurance companies of the
country are doing the most unfair and
rascally business possible to conceive,
short of the legally criminal. The
managers of these companies assume
to be honorable and place the respon
sibility . for - irregularities onto the
shoulders of their agents,, but the com
pany is known only through the agent,
the agent does all the business, and
therefore the agent is the company.
Here is one of their methods of doing
The agent calls on a prospective ap
plicant, say forty-three years of age,
and urges him to take a fifteen-year
policy for $3,000. He pulls from his
pocket a specimen policy which,
though not what it is talked to be
nevertheless promises to refund to
the policy-holder at 'the end of the
term, the face value, which is ?3,000.
He then talks a premium which ap
plies to a different kind of policy and
induces the man to insure under the
impression that by paying $2,364.90
during the fifteen years he carries a
life insurance of $3,000 and, at the end
of k the period also draws out $3,000
' together with the surplus accumula
tions" which, though talked as much,
amounts to j nothing. The specimen
policy reads, as first option of settle
ment, at the end of 15 years: "receive
in' cash the full face Yalue' of his pol
icy together with the dividend appor
tionment, and surrender the policy,"
but the policy he receives reads, "The
surplus accumulations may be added
to the surrender value and the com-,
bined sum drawn In .cash," and the
surrender value is $1,812, Instead Of
$3,000, as he has been made to be
lieve. The real transaction is that the pol
icy holder gives the company the use
of $2,364.90 t f or a period of about
seven years and a half, together with
$552.90 for carrying his life 15 years
for $3,000. Perhaps the risk is worth
what is paid for It, but the fraud con
sists in taking a man's money under
the promise of giving one kind of a
policy and delivering to him some
thing different The agent persuades
a man to insure by calling the trans
action an "investment," and makes
the investor believe that he is going
to secure big returns on his money,
and the man doesn't reflect that, if
this were true, the rich men In the
cities, who are glad to place money at
3 or 4 per cent, would never let the
farmer see a life insurance agent It
is sure enough an investment, but it
is one in which a man can never get
back anything near what he invests,
only by patronizing the undertaker;
and many a man has committed sui
cide to get even, on discovering that
he has been duped.
The people are being robbed of mil
lions ' of dollars by life insurance
sharks that have no more regard for
truth and right than an animal has for
religion. It is high time that our leg
islatures throttle these spoilers of the
people. It is almost safe to make thee,
assertion that there is not a single
life insurance policy (old line) in
America "that has been issued on a
square deal. IL J. PARKER.
MORE DANGER FROM BAD VENTI
r LATI0N THAN FROM
' DRAUGHTS ...
Many Serious Diseases Have Arisen From
- y: J Neglected Colds-Some Useful - "
,"Most , colds," ; said a well-known
physician," "are . caught by infection,
generally from the breath of someone
else who has a cold.
"When you are in a close room with
a person who is' sneezing and snuff
ing, open the window a little or you
may catch , that cold yourself. More
colds are caught through being in ill
ventilated, stuffy rooms than from
Don't neglect a cold. - It may run
nto Influenza, rheumatism, consump
tion or any of a number of diseases.
As an instance, take the case of Wil
liam H. Lovett, a farmer of Galva,
Kas. He says:
"I caught a little cold summer before
last. I didn't do anything for it and
before long my health began to run
down. Then I began to have twinges
in my legs. They grew' worse and
about the 20th of June I had to take
to my bed with rheumatism.
- "What cured me? Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills for Pale People. For four
months I was unable to do any of the
work about the place, my legs swelled,
I had terrible pains and the doctor
didn't help me a bit. Then my brother-in-law
recommended Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills and in about two weeks af
ter beginning with them I felt better.
They did wonders for me and now
I recommend them to everyone who
suffers as I did."
The cure of the severest cases of
rheumatism by Dr. Williams' . Pink
Pills for Pale People has occurred all
oyer the land and their power in
ordinary, cases is proportionately
greater. These, marvelous vegetable
pills go r directly to the seat of the
trouble and exert a powerful influence
in purifying- and enriching the blood
by eliminating poisonous elements
and renewing 'health-giving forces.
They have also cured locomotor
ataxia, partial paralysis, St. Vitus'
dance, sciatica, neuralgia, nervous
headache, the after-effects of the grip,
palpitation of. the heart, pale and sal
low complexions and all forms of
weakness either in male or female.
At all druggists, or direct from Dr.
Williams Medicine Company, Schenec
tady, N. Y., fifty cents per box; six
boxes for two dollars and fifty cents.
Hurt So Badly Was
Had no Sleep Could
Hardly Lie Down,
Dr. Miles' Nervine Per
manently Cured Me.
"A year ago I suffered from extreme nery.
ous stomach trouble. I was afraid of every
thing, could not bear to hear singing or music
and reading or hearing of a death nearly
brought on my own. I could not sleep or
hardly lie down, the back of my head hurt
me so badly I nearly went crazy. My shoul
ders hurt and the least thing I did would
brin? on an attack of extreme nervousness.
There were times when I would have a lump
in my throat and my mouth would be so dry
I could hardly speak. I was in despair until
I began to take Dr. Miles' Restorative Nerv
ine. I have taken in all twelve bottles and
consider myself permanently cured. My
home doctor has since remarked on my
healthy appearance and said he wished he ;
could say his - medicine helped me. He
knows it was Dr. Miles' Nervine. We are
never without the Anti-Pain Pills and con
sider your medicines household remedies. I
cannot say enough for the Nervine, because
in addition to my own case my daughter,
who was out of school for a lonjr time be- ;
cause of St Vitus' dance,. was completely"
cured by eight bottles. She is now feeling :
fine and going to school every day. We ..
thank you tor vour kindness and will never
stop singing the praises of Dr. Miles' Restor
a;N.r;n1' vf - C v r t : r
All druggists sell and guarantee first bot
tle Dr. Mi:es' Remedies. Send for free book
on Nervous and Heart Diseases. Address . ,
THIS IS THE ELEGTRIC , AGE.
MARCONI'S GREAT ACHIEVEMENT
- MARKS A NEW ERA "IN -THE
THOUGHT AND :
In the senate, one death has oc
curred in a" membership of 88, none
have been removed or resigned.
The Standard Oil banking -bill, in
troduced by Senator Aldrich, has been
referred to the committed on banking
awl currency and it is doubtful wheth
er time will allow a report to be
made this session.
20,000 MILES Of ELECTRIC ROADS
Already Constructed, Mark a New Era
in the Matter of Inter Urban
The" legislatures may pass laws re
ducing railway freight and passenger
rates. Congress may increase the au
thority of the interstate, commerce
commission. Public sentiment may
worry the railways into modifications
of tariff schedules but electricity, al
ways instantaneous and- always di
rect, is doing far more than law, pub
lic opinion and commissions can ac
complish.. ELECTRIC CARS AT 60 MILES AN
are shortly to run on a road between
New York and Portchester. Electric
trains between Detroit and Bay City, -127
miles, at 1 cents per mile, a five
hour run, leave each end of the line
once an hour. An . unbroken trolley;
line ,of 350 miles from Bay City,'.
Mich., to Painesville, O., with as
quick service as local steam trains,
several-times as frequent and half as
expensive, is an indication of what is
coming. Electric communication from
Portland, Me., to Boston is estab
lished, and it is almost possible to
ride from Portland, Me., to Chicago on
electric trolley cars. Very soon it
will be not only possible, but more or
THE BANKERS RESERVE LIFE
is a part of this electrical age. It i3
young, aggressive, successful.;. Like
the electric suburban railway it comes
directly into competition with the old
established institutions -in life insur- .
ance. The steam roads have spent
millions fighting this electric develop
ment. The alien competitors of Ne
braska's favorite company have like
wise devoted effort and money to
prevent the Bankers Reserve Life
from moving forward into the place to
which it belongs.
B. H. ROBISON. PRESIDENT.
has incurred the hostility of the aliens
because he has so persistently
preached the gospel of home life in
surance, and because his company v
nas so successfully exemplified the im-
DOrtflnrp nf hnilrUn tin nf Jinmn )a.
w uuuun A U Ul. liU 111 i ; l.lllinK
great fiduciary institutions. The home
company has fed and fattened upon
the attacks of malignant competitors
just as the electric suburban corpora
tions have prospered in SDite of
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