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JUNE 4, 1903.
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT
GOYJEBNOB POYKTSE'S L5TTBB
The communication from Former
Governor Poynter, published on our
first page last week, has called forth
considerable comment from the poli
ticians. Some are inclined to criti
cise him for his position because he
was elected governor in 1898 by demo
cratic and populist votes, the candi
date of both parties. But it is mani
festly unjust tosay that because he
was the standard-bearer of the com
bined forces at one time he is forever
precluded from expressing an opinion
as to the future policy of his own
party. . -; .- ; l-.
Thousands of western populists, and
especially in Nebraska, . supported the
cause of co-operation or "fusion" be
cause they had implicit faith in the
honesty and sincerity of Mr. Bryan,
yet many of them knew that such co
operation meant populist party disin
tegration. They have still the sam
admiration for and faith in Mr. Bryan
but they are by no means sure that
his party will remain true to its prin
ciples enunciated in '96 and 1900.
Further, they feel that if the demo
cratic party is to retain its progres
sive element, it must itself progress.
Mete platitudes about "control" of
.railroads, for example, will no longer
, satisfy the man who desires public
ownership. . '
- . What the democratic party will lo
next year no man can tell. The Bry
an element may control and if so,
none will rejoice more than the pop
ulists, even though it means a loss of
party strength to them; and in many
states a virtual - wiping out of the
party. For populists place principle:
above party or men. .
But yie .Cleveland wing may 'tou
trol and at this time the indications
point strongly to this, although muA
may be done to change things in a
year. And if the Cleveland wing con
trols, it means that the populists must
have, and will have, a national ticket
in the field. , . ,
The populist party organization,
outside of Nebraska and. Kansas, is
practically a "dis"-organization. And
this has been caused by co-operation
or "fusion." f Sensible populists' are
not complaining about it they simply
recognize it as a fact the result ff
their own deliberate act, done knowingly.
But they are populists yet, regard
less of lack of party machinery, and
do not purpose to help the eastern
-plutocratic wing of democracy. Hence, ,
on the eve of a presidential campaign
they begin to ask, "Where are we
at?" They expect to be-, ready for
battle next year. And Governor
Poynter voices the sentiment of thou
sands who are not quarrejing , over
. the past, but are simply "looking to
the future.' ; i. "
Here in Nebraska it seems incum
bent upon i the populists to. meet in
convention and nominate Judge Sulli
van and Regents von Forell and Ken
ower. These gentlemen have good
, records and , deserve., re-election re
gardless of party affiliation. But ther?
Is no need of a "two-ringed"' conven
tion to do this. No need of an all
night session "getting .together." If
the democrats, when .they meet in
convention, feel that the populist
nominees are the proper ones, - they
can indorse the populist ticket
The "campaign will doubtless be a
quiet one. Following republican pre-
cedent our fusion judges have become
too "dignified" -to go on the stump;
and this mantle of dignity has been
stretched to cover their clerks who,
under the resounding title of "com
missioners of the supreme court," ape
the manners of the real judiciary.
Hence, laymen must do what little
talking is done ana tnere really isn t
much to do "unless we anticipate next
year's campaign and-refight the bat
tles for equitable taxation.
Anti-imperialists who are advocates
Of a protective tariff are inconsistent.
'A protective tariff, no matter what its.
advocates may say to fool the masses,
lias no. other purpose .than to build
up manufactories. When these have
been built up as is the case in the
United States today then comes th3
struggle for foreign trade. . The
"home market theory" which worked
all right while they were being built
up, now no longer suffices. The world
must be conquered. And to do it by
fair means or foul, makes no differ
ence to the greedy head3 of these tariff-protected
institutions. The whole
Philippine infamy was at bottom
caused by "avaricious manufacturers.
The single taxers told their story !n
the Henry George Edition. The so
cialists may tell theirs in. the Karl
Marx Edition July 23, 19031
, 'B BIGHT BYES"
The death of Mrs. Tibbies last week
was a great shock to the old-time pop
ulists who in the early nineties read
her. intensely interesting articles In
the Nonconformist ind many other
reform papers and magazines. For
some years of late she devoted most
her time to painting and seldom ap
peared in print but the populists of
the old guard remember her powerful
attacks on plutocracy, and they mourn
Addison E. Sheldon of the Nebras
ka State Historical society, one Jf
Mrs. Tibbies' warmest friends, and
best equipped to write on the subject,
has promised The Independent a bio
graphical sketch for publication in the
The Lincoln Evening News of May
29 contained the following:
The death of Mrs. T. H. Tibbies,"
formerly of this city, who died at her
home in Bancroft last Tuesday night,
will interest many people throughout
the state, and the fact -that Mrs. Tib
bies was an Indian girl commonly
known as "Bright Eyes" will increase
it. Mrs. Tibbies had been in ni'liealta
for over a year, and died of periton
itis. Her husband is editor of the
Nebraska Independent in this ci'.y,
and until a year ago they resided here.
They moved to Bancroft in the hope
that the country air would im
prove the health of "Bright Eyes."
In private life she was known as Sut
sette La Flesche. She was the daugh
ter of a Ponca chief of the same name.
She might have passed for a beauti
ful Indian woman anywhere, although
her features were not as prominent as
the features of most Indians. She was
both an artist and a story writer.
Some of her stories related to her
race, others were fiction, but of what
ever kind, they were recognized by
the eastern magazines and she re
ceived compensation for them. Bright
Eyes was highly educated, first at
tending a Presbyterian mission school.
One of her teachers became much In
terested in her welfare,and although
she returned to her home in the east
she always managed to keep in touch
with her bright young Indian pupil.
She succeeded in getting a family of
well-to-do people interested in her
education, and they sent" her to a
school noted for its thoroughness. At
the same school were the children of
Fred Grant and the grand children of
Ulysses S. Grant Her progress was
rapid and on one occasion she was
called upon to teach the class in
which these children recited, an un
usual honor for an Indian girl. She
wa3 about forty-five years old at the
time of her death and had traveled
through the Whole of the United
States and in Europe. A souvenir al
bum which she had contained signa
tures and autograph sketches of Oli
ver Wendell Holmes, Henry W. Long
fellow, Wendell Phillips, many sena
tors of the United States, the gov
ernors of a number of eastern states
and many other prominent men.
While in Europe she met many of the
nobility and was well received wher
ever she went. Bright Eyes had trav
eled with her brother and father about
the country under the charge of Mr.
Tibbies when he was 'agitating the
famous Indian rights case, which was
brought up in federal court in Omaha
a number of years ago by. Bishop
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saate priee than you tan rat elsewhere, bat also gnarantee yoa a large taring in tima and trans
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There ara aaaay raaaom why yoa shonld sand
ma yoar ton order, bat the great reason is to be
fownd in tha Quality of the rood' g' Jo
Ou bargain, Ursen Japan, a rery rood driak,
per lb. 35e; S lbs. fl.Ui. . ' V"
Oar Western Leaf, a rood draw with af delicate
UaTor, per lb. 42e : 5 lbs, I2.0tt .
Oar RnMvior Ha Dried Japan, desirable leaf,
oar l 4ft ; 3 lbs. Al.a. - ; . .
Onr Clean Leaf Basket Fired Japan, imperial
draw, per lb. 48 : 3 lbs. 31.35.
"Orer tha Ocean Basket Fired Japan," an excel
lent tea, per lb. Km: 3 lbs. 31.SO. t ;
Young Hyson, Big "H" brand, fair style, a good
steeper, par lb, 32c .
Toting Hyson Snperftne none better for tha
' prise, per lb. iOe. . - : "
Fancy Young Hyson, garden grown, per lb. 56a;
6 lbs. 12.60; 10 lbs. fS.OO.
Qanpowder, old reliable, an honest draw, green,
per lb. 35c; 3 lbs. $100.
Qanpowder, Hsydsn Bros, finest, a rood drink
at a moderate price, ror lb. 44e; 5 lbs. $2.00. .
Our true Nankin Moynne, the perfection of tha
Gunpowder lea, none better at any price, par
lb. 62c; 10 lbs. $6.00.
Hayden Bros. Oolong, black, a plain draw, per
Tbs Bon Harrert Oolong, King of Black
Teas, packed and imported for the Big Store
by the Ceylon St India Tea Company, onr price
per lb. 65c; 10 lbs. $.00.
Hayden Bros. English Breakfast, good enough
for anybody, cheap enough for all, per lb. lie ;
10 lbs. $4.00.
Western Star of India, a fancy quality, per lb,
Qneen of Ceylon, first crop, garden grown, per
Light of Asia, a $1.00 tea, onr price per lb. Wo.
Haydsn Bros, special Ceylon and India Tea Sift-
ings, first crop, garden grown, noa better, par
lb. Z2c;51bs. $2.00.
Oar Coffees are all of the best possible qnaltty
and abonld not be compared with tha cheap
grades offered by other bosses. State whether
Light or dark eolor is desired. Basks 125 lbs.
lk . S
Hayden Bros. Rio, ordinary, per lb.. . 9o 10a
ayden Bros, ftio, prima, a good dark
twT, lb Ho 2a .
Haydea Bros, RW, axtra select Gold- '
an, par !b-.la.'v::v"'a' '
Haydea Broa, i Golden Qoaen, rar- '
den growsw pa lb la Ua
Hayden Broa. Ilamond"H,, Java, ax-
tra choice, per lb .....v.....la 17a
Haydea Bros. O. K. Jara, heary
drinkar.perlb 18a 19a
Haydea Bros, private grown Java, a
roodqnality ........208 tie
Hayden Bros, genuine Mocha, a 30c ? '
coffee, par lb 21a X2s
Tha Wei-tern Special, Wb ssekl,0p.. 23a
Polished Mocha A Java, a bargala, Ib.lOo 12o ,
SS ISO POUR SACKS
All fresh roasted dally by the most
expert coffee roasters in America. sk --.
Big "H" Bio, a rood value at a bar- ...
rata price, per lb .' a la
Golden Ben, a special value, per lb., lie 12e
Santos Pride, a strong drinker, per lb.l2c i:io
Government Standard Mocha & Java. 14c He
Hayden Bros. Special Mocha & Java. 20c 22c
Omaha Mixed Mocha k. Java, per lb. 21c 20a
Garden grown Mocha & Java, per lb. .26c 2So
Grn'ine private gardtn grown Mocha. 30c 32c
Big"H" Golden Bean speeiaL An extra Una
coffee, per lb., only 35c. ,
Farmers Helect, special brand, a good reliable
coffee, per lb 20o. ,
Housewife's Friend coffee, a 25c coffee, our prico
Bign'J'brand package CofTea, 1I pkgs, ft 12o.
SEND IN YOUR ORDERS.
1 WHOLESALE SUPPLY HOUSE,
Clarkson, John L. Webster, J. W.
Savage and JRev. W. J. Harsha, and
which established the status of the
Indians and brought them . back to
Nebraska from Indian territory where
the tribe was dying off. Mr. Tibbies
married herafterwards and it is said
they were well mated. Some time af
ter the education' of Bright Eyes her
father accumulated quite ' a : sum of
money, amounting to $20,000, from his
mercantile business and upon the ad
vice of an attorney loaned about half
of it to a merchant. Under, an o!i
law which existed ' at that time a
Indian could neither sue nor be sued
and when the merchant ; refused to
pay it back the confiding ' red man
found he could not recover, sine?
there was no legal remedy for such
a case. - ' - -
During the early life of Bright Eyes
her father was very poor, however.
Two sisters were educated through
her efforts. They are now married
and still live in Bancroft One is
Mrs. Picott, who married a half bloo.l,
and the other one is Mrs. Diddock.'tlic
wife of a white man. s --
. Bright Eyes also helped her brother
Francis La Flesche, now of Washing
ton, through school. : Mr. La Flesche
has written a number of books, moU
of them being Indian stories for chil
dren. All the relatives of 'Bright Eyes
who live in Bancroft are well to do
and highly respected. . Bright Eyes,
when in this city, mingled with the
best white people, and was consid
ered their equal on every occasion,
and her death is the closing chapter
of an Interesting, uplifting and beautu
ful life. v - I
Mr. Tibbies will return to Lincoln
and make his home here. Members
of The Independent staff, his asso
ciates, have just returned from ths
obsequies at Bancroft
The materialistic conception of his
torysee Karl Marx Edition, July
SINGLE TAX CRITICISM!
Next week The Independent will de
vote some space to criticisms of the
single tax, as presented In our Henry
George Edition of May 14. To date
the communications are not numer
ous, but one or two bring out eome
strong points, worthy of discussion.
Contributions Intended for this edi
tion should be mailed at pnee
Commenting on the recent merger
of the St Louis & San Francisco rail
road with the Rock Island, The Iowa
State Register believes that . tho
'fears" entertained by v ex-Attorney
General : Griggs v, "have been dissi-.
pated.'V That is, that the Northern
Securities decision would prevent any
further consolidation and undo what
has teen done. - Continuing, The v
State Register says: , . ; ; , :
' An! attempt to force' the roads
into constant "acute" competition
is therefore . an attempt to force
'.hem to conduct their business in
' an impracticable manner. Provi
sions of law which forbid discrim
inating rates and require J'acute"
competition are inconsistent Dis- -
. crimination is a necessary feature
of competition. Discrimination
consists in giving one man a bet
ter rate than another and compe
tition involves that very thing.
The natural recourse of railway .
owners in this dilemma was to
consolidation. , It ; was ; the only
thing they could do, and the pub- '
lie has now to consider how' to
best deal with a new and perma
nent situation. The Elkin3 law
. 1. A.' 1 it,- 4 ' '
.B an aiierapi vu cumyei me iuiuo
to treat all shippers alike, to com- .
pel uniform rates, and that means
to a; considerable degree a sur
render of the competitive prin
ciple. No two roads between the -same
points can adhere to open
rates and have those rates differ
ent Ihey come inevitably to the
same rate and the Elkins law pro
poses that the published rate shall
We believe this to be evolution.
There are economic gain3 from
the consolidations, and we have
reached the stage where varying
freight rates,, with advantages to '
. large shippers,' are not to be toler-
alcd. But railway owners may as
well recognize v that the ,nearer
their new position approximates
- to a practical monopoly the
greater will be the pressure for
public authority somewhere to re-.
yitvr and control railway charges.
Karl Marx Edition, July 23, 1903.
If. II. HANKS
The Independent learns that II. H.
Hanks of Otoe county will address tho
Men's club of the Second Presbyter
ian church, at 24th and O streets, Lin
coin, on Monday evening, June,. 22,
1903, at 8 o'clock p. m., his subject!
biing the Torrens system of laudl
tills transfers. .
The theory of "surplus valuG"--BC
Karl Marx Edition, July. 23, 1903
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