The independent. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1902-1907, June 11, 1903, Page 11, Image 11
JUNE 11, 1903. THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT ment day, two weeks off. With the gold bullion on board, interest cnarga hour by hour figure up no small amount on the big consignment cf gold. The contest between the homestead ers acting under the law and the nig cattlemen who are acting in direct violation of the law seems to increase in violence. Three men were mur dered ' in Cheyenne county, Kansas, and those who perpetrated the deed, being threatened with a mob, the gov ernor of Kansas ordered out thejni litia. All The Independent has to say is that the law ought to be enforced in regard to fencing of public land and : r. is against, good public policj the law ought to be changed. If tha administration had given positive no tice that the law would be enforced, no violence would have occurred. ' When it comes to assessing corpor ations, republican boards of , equaliza tion are same everywhere. In Colo rado the board has reduced the as sessment of railroads and express companies over $1,000,000. - When this other taxpayers vote the republican ticket, that is what tney vote for. They should not kick about it after wards like Rosewater does. W. E. Curtis is still booming Judgo Parker of New York for the demo cratic nomination for president. Ai Curtis i3 one of the most partisan and prejudiced republicans in the United States, the reason of his activity for Judge Parker can be very easily sur mised. " - " 1 The colleges and universities all over the land are publishing their statistics, summing up the year's work and comparing it with the re sults of former years... The testimony of the authorities of all the universi ties is that for the last ten years th'i women students have shown a capac ity for prosecuting the most advance! and difficult work of the universities and that carefully prepared statistics show that the women have led the men in higher scholarship by 10 per cent. The presidents say that th"5v do not thinlc that the women have superior minds, but the women aro more conscientious and diligent in their studies. College men give to) much time to athletics and othe' things outside of their studies. Every day there are announcements of more arrests and indictments or the postolfice thieves, It now appears that every division of the postoffics service is infected with thieves. The losses so far discovered amount to more than $500,000. The thieving hi gan with the reign of imperialism and has continued ever since. The famine in the province of Kwan Si,- China, Is one of the most terriblo ever known. The people are dying of starvation by the thousands. Some contributions have been sent from this country, the Cnristian Herald having sent $10,000 and others who have learned of the awful suffering there smaller sums. The heavy taxes levied to meet the indemnity demand ed by the rich Christian nations of the earth are responsible for part of ta distress. The explanation of the Russian chi i of police of the recent massacre Df Jews is a fine exhibition of Russian diplomatic writing. He charges the Jews with being the aggressors anl winds up with this sentence: "Tan Russian peasants when driven j frenzy and excited by race and relig ious hatred, and under the influence of alcohol, being worse than the Americans who lynch negroes." The Quakers of Pennsylvania ar? taking as firm a stand against child slavery as they did against negro lavery in the days when Wendel Philipps and Garrison were welcomed to their meeting houses. At a recent meeting Mrs. Florence Kelley, sec retary of the National Consumers' league, declared that child labor con ditions were worse in that state than in any other place in the world, nor excepting Russia. She showed that U the state there are now 36,000 children between the ages of 13 and 16 em ployed at hard labor, a greater num ber than are employed in all th3 southern states put together. The re publican government of the state of Pennsylvania makes that state one of the blackest spots on the map of the United States. Every bill introduce 1 to abolish the slavery of the little children was killed by the republican members of the legislature. The wor ship of Mammon instead of the God of our fathers makes men devils. The governor of Colorado has ap pointed a woman a solonel, on hU staff. The most fastidious cannot fin 1 serious objections to such an appoint ment There are no duties demanded of the members of a governor's mill- 11 ' i Lincoln, mi&lhMlM&l Nebr. i L - ' 1 it Savings in Table Linens. . This is an excellent opportunity for those women needing table linens to save money. At Herpolsheiraer's assortment of fine linens aro wide. - It's a pleasure to do your purhasing there. The.se prices are good for all i the next 40c CLOTH NOW 29c-54 inch heavy pure linen dam-t- ask beautiful assortment of patterns in polka dots etc , . -a cloth of good wearing qualities worth 4Ccayard, our price for next week is, yard ................. 29c 00c GERMAN TABLE DAMASK 39c-C4 inches wUe '. There's no better cloth made for every day ww, our special sale price, yard... .. '..39o 72 INCH GERMAN SATIN DAMASK cloth espec ially made for every day use extra heavy quality, price, yard............. ....69o ' We have just .received a big shipment of the largest size bed spreads of Splendid quality. As a special induce t ment for f attens to buy now, we will offer the $1.25 Bed Spreads for 89c 200 PCS. EXTRA HEA VY COTTON CRASH the kjnd you always pay 5c a yard for, will be Hold at, yd 3c This 25c Matting for 14c ., We are having a special sale of matling just now. If you're needing matting for your floors and porches this summer you'll quickly see the advantage of buying now while these saviog prices prevail. CHINA MATTING in blue, green, and red.extra heavy straw and warp, worth 25c per yard, specially priced at, yard,... ....X4e .40 AND 50c VALUES FOR 27c JopaneHe matting" in blue, green, red and tan and natural strawdamask finish carpet patterns our regular 40 and 60c mat tingyard 27o Good CarpetsLittIe Prices Here are two specials in carpets worthy your consideration. ALL WOOL CARPET Exxtra heavy weight, "new patterns and colors, worth 75c a yard, special price per yard........ 63c BRUSSELS CARPET-small bedroom patterns good colors only u few patterns to select from price per yard........ 39o Trunks, Traveling Bags Etc. You'll likely be going somewhere this summer. You'll probably need a now trunk or traveling bag of some kind Come here for it. We can make it profitable for you to buy these things here. You can pay just as much or just as little a you wish and make a satisfactory purchase at the sno tim. Trunks big and little, cheap and expenaive suit cases in tine leather and imitation of leather; small satchels in a variety of sizes and shape ' Beautiful Wedding Presents Many relatives and friends of bridal couples have recently visited our store and carried away appropriate weddiW s for Ihe June bride and groom, in our jewelry department there is a wide variety of FANCY METAL presenl t;ijueivi5, jJiiWJiiU uaoejO, ash mala, UAiiLitii oxiuivs, M1UKUKS as well as beautifu fancv HPOOVQ u.u i wiviui vixov ;uu " iino uuun nun luoui, uou jiju lunm ui a uiwrtj appropriate present loan a rich and sparkling CUT GLASS BERRY DISH? We have many things in cut glass that will plaa.se you. Come see. tary staff which the most woman cannot perform. "delicati The case against the wholesale coal dealers and operators in Chicago has finally been settled. They formed a combination by which the amount of coal offered for sale was restricted and the price raised to extortionate figures, resulting, so the board of health of that city testifies, in the death of over 200 -persons and Incal culable suffering among many other". The only punisnment is a permanent injunction forbidding tnem to do it again. It is announced in the eastern dail ies that Quay,' the unspeakable Boss Quay, will be the next chairman of the republican national committee anl that he will have the handling of a larger campaign fund than was ever before collected. from naught into the thousands." Mr. Mosby's argument fs well pre sented, but if those men who followed the first man Into the wilderness, came without money they would net Increase the value of the first man s farm one dollar, whether one man came to live near him or ten thou sand men built a city adjoining h's fRrm, unless some or all of them brought some money with them. In case they brought some money with 1hem, the value measured n dollars per acre or front foot would b's Money and Taxes (Written for The Independent in an swer to the Henry George Edition.) Editor Independent: In an article entitled "The Single Tax," written by Mr. Speed Mosby, which appeared n your Henry George Edition, Mr. Mos by says in part: "No man, severing himself from civilization and from ali communication with the civilised world can go Into the heart of a wild erness and add one jot or tittle to th? value of the land he finds there. All the Improvements he may mafce can add nothing to the value of the land. . . . Let other men come In and build cities and lay out farms around him, and the value of the land will leap -T the government choosing It. But such governed by the average number of dollars each new comer brought with him. Or the number of dollars pT capita manufactured by the govern ment they created. A value created by the community is always regulated by the amount of money in the possession of each in dividual forming that community. Which brings the whole matter round to the money question. , The question of ability to pay tax?s would still depend on the amount cf taxes, In dollars, and the number of hours a person was compelled to la bor to get possession of a dollar with which to pay those taxes. The ability to deprive the laborer, of the fruits t his labor comes from having posses sion of the dollar with which he must pay nis taxes; whether the tax is lev ied by the government, the money lender or the trust manufacturer makes no difference. The application of the single tax might lighten the burden of taxation now resting on the laborer and producer, but their condi tion will never be what it should ba until our government issues all ou money and controls the volume there of. GEO. B. BOLT. Bloomington, 111. (Mr. Bolt's Idea Is In the main cor rect, yet he confuses "money" with "coin" or coined money; and con fues "value" with "price." As Cap tain Ashby shows, "money" is a de vice for expressing or naming or say ing a given quantity of "value," cr, more accurately, a given quantity of the force of demand; the word or term chosen as the unit, together with the numerals, constitutes "money" of acts arc not done for mere pasting. necessity compels them. And no sys tem of taxation can be devised, per mitting even an approach to equity, whether the taxes be paid "in kind ' or otherwise, without the adoption of a device, .a name or term for ex pressing quantity or Intensity of tre force of demand. "Money" may be coined, but "coin" Is not a necessity where taxes are paid "in kind." Mr. Mosby was correct Given a thousand persona on an island Iso lated from all the rest of the world, not one of them with a "coin" in hia possession, and the force of demand will arise as soon as some semolan'-e of order is restored, men are prohib ited from using violence in securing possession of articles of utility in tne adverse possession of another anl they begin to employ peaceable means of obtaining possession of these ar ticles of utility by exchanging. Ex change can go on without any word of term to express quantity of the force of demand at leist to a limited ex tent; but the taxing power cannot be exercised equitably without that word. Mr. Bolt places too much stress upon the per capita amount of coined mon ey in a given locality. Much depends upon its velocity. Upon this point ho would do well to read Alexander Del Mar's "Science of Money." And iu the main he has the right Idea: That so long as government compels the taxpayer to procure a certain thing which is exclusively endowed wUi power to cancel a tax levy colnel money just so long will the money question be paramount Associate Editor.) fir. Edmif ten lii Lincoln The many friends of Hon. J. H. E.1 mlsten in Nebraska and adjoining states will be interested in knowing that he has opened commodious of fices in this city. He is president of the Central Nebraska Real Estate Co. and has associated with him several of the best known and experienced land agents In the west Among them are W. F. Black B. S. Ringsby, O. Vincent and E. D. Johnson. Anyone looking for a home or for a land In vestment of any kind should write Mr. Edmisten for a list of bargains before locating. Hte thorough knowledge zt the state and wide acquaintance en ables him to offer most attractive op- portnnities for homeseekers and in vestors. Ills offices are in the Union, block, corner 10th and O sts. J. M. Shull, Ragan, Neb.: I am for a straight populist platform and ticket next time, without any 'fusion witli democrats or anyone else.