The independent. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1902-1907, June 11, 1903, Page 10, Image 10

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JUNE 1 1, 19 0 3.
A reader of The Independent resid
ing in a southern state to which he
emigrated from Nebraska a few years
ago. writes to the editor that there i3
a distinct revival there of the doc
trines held by southerners before the
war, excepting the doctrine of the
right of secession, a thing which none
of them now desire. He says that
men openly proclaim that the wholn
north has come over to their idea
that the Declaration of Independence
was never intended to apply to any
but the white race. .
Not long since a southerner in con
versation with the editor boastfully
proclaimed that the south had at last
conquered the north, not ' with arms.
hut with necessary soundness oi inea
MniPR. Ha said that the abolition
ist had disappeared forever and the
government itself had prociaimeu, auu
th siinreme court had sustained it
thut tho doctrine that all men are
created equal applies to none bu;
white men. The north was therefore
administering the government upoa
hat nHnHnle and was holding the
Inferior races in subjection, denying to
them the right of seir-governmem.
ta-rfne- them without representation
and administering law by the force of
arms. -He said any man or common
sense ought to have known that Iho
Old northern theories were aDsoiuieij
impossible of application to the in
farlnr rnnPH. TIa thOUEht the aPPlIca
tion of these doctrines in the Philip
Tiinna and Pnrto Itico was an ac-
trTmwlftrttrment to the whole world
that Jeff Davis- was right and that
snmnor wn?i uTons. Ilis closing sen
tence was: "Jeff Davis Is triumphant,
thnne-h in his crave.
That the followers of Jeff. Davis
iiavA ermindg for their boasting, can
not be denied. If imperialism is to
be the permanent policy or tms gov
ernment the doctrines held by the old
confederates concerning superior and
tnfAHnr rnres will. finally become Uni
versal. Snmner. Seward. Philipps anl
hoir theories will be universally de-
nouncetl. and Lincoln will live only
hA nrevented the establish
ment of two republics in the place -f
the one which has become so pow
A Rhnrt time aeo It was announced
that thA trust class factories had shut
down for the purpose of installing
new machinery for blowing glass am
that hereafter a common laborer
could make as much glass in one day
js fourteen of the hitherto high-
nrlred and skilled glass blowers could
make. Last week the trust sent out
notices of a rise in the price of glass.
ThA Hka is enulvalent to an advance
of 20 per cent in the price of the
email sizes and about 7 per cent in
all the larger sizes.- It would seem
that the dullest intellect ought by this
time to have comprehended the fact
that trusts were not organized to low
er prices.
Readers of The Independent wi.'i
find the ballot articles by Mr. Wake
field full of interesting suggestion?
He says that in Kansas, ever since
1888, a minority has hiied the omces.
Further, that if the populists ot Kan
sas, when in nower. had had less urn
iditv and fear of republican criticism.
' they would have enacted a ballot law
- which would have kept them m pow
eran effective ballot which will not
iiermit a minority to1 capture th.i
offices against a divided majority. But
they didn't do it and as soon as tne
republicans got in power again they
bad courage enough to enact a ballo
law which guarantees a divided ma
jority and permits the minority to
Since Aldrich has assumed the au
thority to formulate an asset cur
rencv bill without consultation with
any member of the house and which
he expects that body to pass whenever
he gives the nod to them, there has
been a little squirming, but it will
amount to nothing. The house hav
ing abolished the right to discuss leg
islation and delegated all business to
. a little clique of politicians, has lost
its prestige. Aldrich rules the roost
both in the senate and the house by
the aid of the banks, the trusts and
tariff grafters., The inviting of Alli
son, ana Spooner to a conference on
--the money question at Hot Springs,
Va., was only a mere matter of form.
. Allison never had an opinion and
Spooner would not dare to raise a
finger against Aidricn
The gambling in cotton has pro
duced some strange results. Several
nia hnvA sold their cotton at an ad
vance over what they paid of 4 to 5
cents a pound and closed aowir. in
thia wnv many thousand operatives
have been 'thrown out of work for
the whole summer and much suiter
ing must result. When next winter
begins these families will have noth
ing with which to face the rigors of
winter. There ought to be a gallows
erected in Wall street as high as Ha
inan's and the gamblers on the board
of trade who brine this suffering on
helpless women and children should
be swung up on it.
News of the Week
There is an epidemic of strikes all
over the United States. Some of tha
labor unions are doing things that
will be more damage to organized
labor than anything that employers
ever have, or can do. When an em-
Dlover aerees to recognize the union
.ind the union scale of wages, extra.
Dav for over time and all other tninga
in regard to rules and regulations, for
that union to refuse to arbitrate ana
to strike in order to force the em
ployer not to employ any one not be
longing to the union, It is a thing that
the public will not stand for. ine
waiters' union of Chicago did that
very thing and chose to order the
strike in the middle of a meal, leav
ing the guests unserved, in several
laree hotels and restaurants. The
men of sense, by whose work organ
ized labor has reached its present
status, all denounce such proceedings.
To trv to force employers to compel
persons to join the union, which th
union itself has failed to influence, ii
only another application of the black
listing of which labor, has compiair.eo.
If labor organizations are to De over
thrown, it will be bv the action or tne
unreasonable fanatics in the ranks of
f It to.
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There is more trouble in the anthra
cite mining regions. Baer and hii
friends refuse to recognize the mem
hers of the conciliation committee
nrnvided for under the decision of the
commission appointed by the president
and another strike Is threatened, me
public is very highly taxed to pay the
losses of the last strike with an ad
ditional profit added by the operators
in the high prices charged tor an
thracite coal and the people don't pro-
1 11 ' 1 i. t. A
nose to oe muiciea again vy auuiuci
scarcity of coal and still higher
nrices. Even some of the dailies arc
warnine Baer that he better look out
or the proposition for government
ownershiD of the mines will he in
sisted upon. The limit of exactions ot
the coal trust has been reached and
the people will find a way of escape
before they will submit to any more
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The republican state convention of
Ohio met last wejk, nominated Myron
T. Herrir.k for governor, indorsed
Roosevelt for nomination for a second
term, Hanna for re-election, and then
put out a platform which consists in
lniiriatlnn nf the remiblican Darty. pro
tective tariffs and condemnation c?
democratic free trade to which they
attribute all the sufterinsr which to-
Inwed the mnic of 1893. The self-
laudation and the lie about "free
trade," when instead of free trade the
ripmnrrafs under the lead of Gorman
irtuallv increased protection, although
they lowered some of the schedules,
makes it the most disgusting docu
ment that was ever issued by a politi
cal convention.
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We want our friends to help us reach a circulation of 200,000 copies a month. We propose to pay every '
worker wellfor the work. Some wtll receive bonanzas. Think wbat you can do with the $1,400 automobilo
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to " plug" for all they are worth ; the result will count heavily In the coming presidential campaign.
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The usual amount of fighting oc
curred in the PhiliDDines during Ui3
week. There is no jmore prospect or
neace over there than when General
OHa was in the habit of sending lis
daily cablegrams announcing that the
"war is over."
In the recent case from Hawaii
which involved exactly the same is
sues that were decided in the former
imnerialist cases, the court stood a3
before, five to four. Justice Holmes
of Massachusetts taking the imper
ialist side the same as Judge Gray d'd
whn nreoeded him on the court Many
people had been hoping that Judge
Holmes would stand by the .Declara
tion of Independence.
.Tncitifft Harlan savs in his dissent
ing opinion in the Hawaiian case: '7
Ptnnd bv the doctrine that the con
stitution is the supreme law in every
territory as soon as it comes under
the sovereign dominion of the United
States for purposes of civil adminis
tration, and whose inhabitants aro
under its entire authority and juris
diction." There stand with him
Chief Justice Fuller and -Associate
Justices Brewer and Peckham. ad
mitted to be the ablest men on the
supreme bench, besides a vast ma
jority of the people of the United
States, which fact would be instantly
proven if a referendum vote was
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Above on sale June 1st to Sept. 30. Return
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The Indenendent has never believed
that an isthmian canal would be built
as long as the trans-continental road3
maintained their nower in the remib
lican" party. The dailies now begin to
express doubt whether the Hay-Her
ran treatv will be ratified by the Co
lombian congress. The Idea has been
R. W. McGINNlS, General Agent, Lincoln, Nebraska.
generally accepted that the payment
of $10,000,000 dollars would induce the
rviinmhiAn erovernment to ratify the
treaty, but the men who indulged in
that hope did not take into considera
tion the money which could be fur
nished by the railroads to onset it.
An unknown reporter's lie with an
editorial or two in the great dailies to
boost it along, settles things tor the
American people. The country press
of Nebraska all take it ror grantei
that Chancellor Andrews has "gone
back on silver," when in truth the
address of the chancellor which the
Lincoln reporter lied about, silver was
not mentioned at all.
The drouth still continues in tha
eastern states. All last week forest
fires raged unchecked in Maine, New
York, Vermont and Massachusetts.
The smoke was so dense in New York
city and over a large part of the
state that lights had to be used in
many residences and business places
at midday. Everything appeared a:
invested in a thick fog and the sun
looked like a great red ball. With the
exception of the loss of life, the drouth
in the eastern states has been as
destructive as the floods of the west.
.' About two.years'ago The Indepen
dent warned Its readers, and has fre
quently referred to the matter since,
that the European countries would be
diiven to the adoption of retaliatory
tariffs against this country. Most of
the European countries have raised
their tariffs and now England is about
to follow. Chamberlain's addresses
show plainly that the tory party in
tend to adopt tariffs against this
country and give preferential dutir.i
to Canada and other denendpnries.
Whatever other duty the English put
upon grain and at the same time ad
mit free colonial pi-oduce, will be just
mat mucn aiscrimmauon against tie
farmers of the United States. Therj
will no longer be free competition b3-
tween tne products or uanada and tna
United States in the English markecs.
The result will be an additional bur
den laid on the farmers of the Units!
States by the Aldrich republicans.
The trans-Atlantic steamer Deutsch
land got aground in the lower bay of
New York on account of the dense
smoke from the forest fires and was
detained 24 hours, which created great
excitement on Wall street and on the
stock exchange in London. Ladeii
with $1,250,000 in gold bullion and
carrying in her strong boxes securi
ties the value of which is estimate 1
at from $3,000,000 to $3,000,000, every
hour of delay, means a heavy loss to
bankers. If the Deutschland does not
arrive in time to allow a delivery of
the stocks and bonds, according to
contract on June 11, there will be In
terest charges accrued until settle