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JUNE 18, 1903.
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT
Eaniu Leader Located In New Mexico
Believe Much Depends on What
Democrats Do in 1904.
Editor Independent: Your, circular
letter reached me here a few days
ago. I have been in this territory for
over a year and am here to stay the
rest of my days. '
Of course, you know there is no
politics here at present, especially
populist politics. As for myself I
am out of the 'fight Some other and
younger man will have to take up the
battle which, in my opinion, will be
a hot one in the near future.
As to the wisdom of keeping up the
Sght through the populist party, or
not, in my opinion a good deal de
pends on what the democrats do next
year. If the Bryan wing of the party
should control the action of the next
national democratic convention, I
would be in favor of joining forces
with them. However, I trust the best
counsel will prevail. With good wishes
for your success.
Roswell, N. M.
Hanna's Key Note
Cincinnati, June 14. Senator Han
nah "key note" speech at the. recent
republican convention in Ohio fur
r.ished a theme for Mr. Herbert S.
Bigelow, of the Vine Street Congrega
tional church. Mr. Bigelow chose for
his text the fourth, verse of the fif
teenth chapter of Deuteronomy.
"To the end that there be no poor
among you." .
That, said Mr. Bigelow, is one of
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HERBERT S. BIGELOW.
the essential aims of good govern
ment. Deuteronomy is a codification
of the laws that were to govern Is
rael. While the great law giver of the
Jews recognized poverty as a chronic
social disease he condemned, in un
mistakable terms, that guilty opting
ism which closes its ears to the cry of
the poor and which boasts of prosper
ity in the presence of poverty.
Senator Hanna thinks it is unreason
able to expect a happier state of so
ciety than one finds in Ohio today.
In sounding the key note of another
political campaign the senator sur
veyed the past, present and future,
and then exclaimed: "Can we ever
hope to place ourselves in a happier
position as regards ourselves and our
It is probable that so far as Senator
Hanna, personally, is concerned there
is good reason to be content. He
seems to desire no better good fortune
than to be permitted to operate, at a
5-cent fare, street Car franchises which
others would willingly operate for a
Moreover, Senator Hanna's street car
franchises pay no taxes. They are
worth millions, but they contribute
nothing to the support of the govern
ment. The supreme court of New
iYork state has just decided that fran
chise values should be taxed. But
while these enormous values evade
taxation in Ohio, Senator Hanna can
see no reason for a change ana his
message to the voters is, "Hands off!"
Of course the senator pays taxes on
the physical property which he has
invested in his street railway enter
prises. But on that property he does
not pay enough. Before the defeated
republican auditor went out of office
ir Cleveland the senator's company
quietly made a bargain with that offi
cial whereby a fraction of what was
owing to the county In back taxes was
accepted as payment in full. The
new auditor proposed to reopen the
deal. This the state auditor has tried
to prevent Yet this state official, who
overstepped his bounds to protect the
senator's interests, has been reward
ed with, the nomination for a third
term, by the convention which, the
senator controlled. 'The servant is
worthy of his hire." But. this servant
works for the monopolies and is pail
by the people. The senator not only
advises the people to keep their hand?
off, but does' everything he can to see
that they keep their hands off.
Even in so trifling a matter as the
tax on his home it seems that the sen
ator has been very generously dealt
with by the taxing machinery in Cu
yahoga county which, until recently,
has been so tractable. Any' Cleveland
er will tell you that there cannot b3
much difference between the value of
Senator Hanna's home and that of
Mayor Johnson. Mayor Johnson's
house with an acre and a half of
ground on Euclid ave. is appraised at
$73,320. The senator's home with ten
acres of ground on a picturesque bluff
overlooking the lake is appraised at
$39,930. If you talk of equalizing the
burdens of taxation the senator says,
He not only says it, but he takes
the taxing machinery out of the hands
of the local authorities and , puts it
in the hands of the state auditor.
Driven out of his entrenchments in
Cuyahoga county, he has taken refuge
behind bulwarks which the state leg
islature has erected for his protection.
The same political forces which have
wrested Cleveland and Cuyahoga from
his control must now dispute his right,
to control the state legislature. Those
who believe irr American institutions,
who believe in the power of truth and
the Ultimate good faith of the people,
have.no fear a3 to the final result of
that contest. v
But when we consider, not Senator
Hanna's private affairs, but the condi
tion of the people of the state and
the nation, what do we find? The
senator says he cannot imagine any
thing happier than the present state
of society. What is the condition of
society? Senator Hanna is one wit
ness, and not an impartial witness
surely. Let us summon another.
Here is the story of "Big Jennie'
She was an ironer in a laundry. She
had worked in the laundry for years.
She was heavy and great sores had
come on her feet. The doctors thought
an operation necessary. The forewo
man in the laundry described to me
the affecting scene when Big Jennie
said good-bye to the girls. She had
been a faithful worker, and was kind
hearted and loved by all. She had a
premonition that she would not sur
vive the operation. As she was wait
ing for the elevator to go to the hos
pital, she turned to the group of com
panions which had gathered about
her and said: "Girls, you won't let
them bury me in the pauper's field,
It was one of those "successful op
erations" in which the patient died.
TLere were girls in that laundry work
ing for as little as two dollars a week.
But they all contributed something to
buy a coffin and a grave for their
When the great senator made that.
speech in which he described the
present social order as the very cli
max of our ambition he wore linen
which was laundered by girls who do
not receive enough for their work to
pay the cost of keeping one of his
You remember the fate of Dives.
'I bus did the Nazarene excoriate that,
type of rich man who Is unmindful of
the beggar at his gate. When I read
tho senator's shameful admission that
he was satisfied with, a government
wl're there is so much bitter poverty,
I thought of the rebuke of Alton
"You sit in a cloud and sing, like pic
And say the world runs smooth
while right below
Welters the black, fermenting heap of
Whereon your state is built"
We want statesmen with a loftier
ideal of human society. We want
statesmen who will feel there is a
flaw in their work so long as there is
poverty among us. We do not need
rich men to tell us that we have
reached the goal of progress and that
there is nothing more to be desired in
the way of social improvement. Of
more service are the agitators who
will cry to us as" Charles Kingsley
cried to the workers of England
"Men of England, heirs of glory,
Heroes of unwritten story,
Rise, shake off the chains like dew
Which in sleep have fallen on you!
Ye are many, they are few!"
via the Nickel Plate Road, June 25 to
27, inclusive; also July 1 to 5, incla
sive, at popular rates. Write city
ticket office, 111 Adams st, and Union
ticket office, Auditorium Annex, Chi
cago, t , - , -
Kn it Underwear Sale.
Friday and Saturday of this week we will nell ladies' aummer pants
fine ribbed wide knee lace trimmed regular 25c values IQa
for, pair . I Uu
The above price is no criterion of the value of this underwear. You
must see it to appreciate it Every now arid then we get a chance to buy
a case or two of underwear at less than the regular price. This in our pa
trons' good fortune. Watch for such announcements of special prices.
Parasols and Umbrellas.
SOME ENT1CINC1 PRICES JUST NOW,
As usual Herpolsheimer's are right to the fore with good values in par
asols and umbrellas. If you come quickly you may be able to secure some
of the underprices that are prevailing in parasols this week. If the lines
are not depleted until next week those visiting Lincoln will still have an
opportunity to save money.
Ladies fancy parasols in great variety of colors and combinations all
of this season's buying are selling at the following prices: -
$1 50 parasols sell for.....$l 19
$3 00 parasols sell for..,. $2 25
2 50 parasols sell for......$l 69
$3 50 parasols sell for $2 69
Hundreds of children' parasols are selling for iOc, i5c, aScand
upward?. ' '
Our umbrella section was replenished with a new shipment this week.
Ladies' silk umbrellas twilled silk of excellent quality navy, CO flfl
wine, green are, priced at. OOiUU
Ladies' sjlk umbrellas with neat fancy borders black, navy, Q Ofl
wine and green are marked at ..VviUU
Ladies' umbrellas a lot of 50 black silk and linen corola with
plain, natural handles the best 1.00 umbrella in the market
will sell for
Come Here for Your Trunks.
We have just received a new line.
Give us your ear for a moment. It will pay both of us. The summer
excursions are bringing a great demand for trunks. The trunk require
ments of every person are best met here becau3e we give the best values
in trunks offered in Lincoln. We do not make this statement idly. We
believe it to be a statement of fact. Whether it is an ocean voyage, a so
journ in the mountains or at the sea shore, or a short vacation trip you're
planning, you can satisfy your trunk wants right here. The feature of our
trunks is their durability of materials, perfect construction and moderate
prices. Better come to inspect them. We do not give any prices here be
cause they would be absolutely valueless to you. You must see the trunks,
learn the prices. Then you'll know how cheap they really are.
Leather Svit Cases, Satchels and Hand Bays; New England Suit Cases
Both Linen and Leather Lined; Canvas Linen-Lined Telescopes. .."
1309 O Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.
BUT WHAT ABOUT THAT BUSINESS COURSE?
Of course you are going to attend a good commercial school this fall and fit yourself for
the work that the world wants done.
We have something good to offer you in the way of practical education which will pay
you to investigate. Our strong pointsarr:
WELL QUALIFIED INSTRUCTORS, WELL EQUIPPED ROOMS, PRACTICAL
COURSES, INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION snd PERSONAL INTEREST IN OUR STUDENTS-
The business world hasood places for young persons who know how to do bomb
thikg. You can have one of those places by spending a few months in preparation. Do
you want it? fchall we send you one of our latest catalogues?
nODEkN COMMERCIAL SCHOOL. J. L, STEPHENS, President.
SPECIAL MARKET LEftER
FROM NYE & BUCHANAN CO., LIVE
STOCK COMMISSION MER
CHANTS, SO. OMAHA,
Monday brought the heaviest cattle
receints of the vear followed bv near
ly 7,000 Tuesday, and the market wal
hammered to a finish, showing a de
cline of fully 30 to 50c. Wednesday
only brought 2,300, but with pens all
full from previous receipts market
was slow and dragging. There is no
evidence as yet that the supply in the
country is becoming exhausted.
We quote choice beef steers $4.65 t'
$4.80, fair $4.40 to $4.60, warmed-up
$4.00 to $4.35; choice cows and heif
ers $3.85 to $4.50, fair to good $3.35
to $3.75, canners and cutters $2.25 to
$3.25. Good light stockers and feed
ers are selling at $4.00 to $4.40, fair
$3.75 to $3.90, stocker heifers $3.15
tc $3.40. Bulls $3.00 to $4.25; veal
$5.00 to $6.25.
Hog receipts heavy; market nearly
steady. Range $5.85 to $6.10.
Sheep receipts light; market un
J. A. Russell, Republican City,
Neb.: If the single taxers had run
the buffalo and antelope out, lived iu
a dug-out, eaten corn bread, freighted
over the prairies and slept on the
ground, they would think they had
pretty nearly earned their farm and
would object to having it confiscated.
40 Acre Tracts
FOR SALE ON THE LINE OFTHE
IN THE CELEBRATED
Peach Belt of Alabama?
This Is a Tare opportunity for profitable
fnvestment, If you bave Idle money; a bette
opportunity If you are looking for a good
home and steady income in a nealthf oT elk
mate and pleasant environment.
To get in touch, write
JNO. M. BE ALL,
tsa't Gen'l Passenger Agent, M. & O. B, BV
ST. LOUIS, MO.
Some socialist papers have pub
lished "populist" editions written by
socialists The Independent (a popul
ist paper) proposes a Karl Marx Edi
tion, July 23, 1003, written by. socialists.
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