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JULY 9, 1903.
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT
What's In a Nama
Cincinnati, 0., July 5. "What's in a
Name?" - 1
Text: Woe unto them that call evil
good, and good evil; that put darkness
for light, and light for darkness; that
put bitter for sweet, and sweet for
bitter. Isa. 5:20.
In speaking upon the foregoing
theme and text in his pulpit at the
Vine Street Congregational church,
Herbert S. Bigelow said:
Wendell Phillips,' I believe it was,
who defined hypocrisy as "the honv
age that vice renders to virtue."
- Out text suggests a common mani
festation of hypocrisy. The Insincer
ity of an age finds expression in the
names which it uses.
"Let us speak plain; a lie may Eeep,
Its throne a whole age longer, if it
Behind the shield of some fair-seeming
The apologists for chattel slavery
knew this. - How labored were the
euphfmisms by which they sought to
mask that ugly face! "Patriarchal
institution," "peculiar institution,"
"economic subordination;" these are
some of the squirming phrases which
they used. Wendell Phillips used to
tell of a meeting of preachers who
took one of their 'number to task for
holding slaves and not being ."cour
ageous enough to say slaves right out
in the meeting, advised him to-get rid
of his impediment" -He used also to
tell of. RufuS Choate that being "ob
liged to refer to the institutions of the
south, and unwilling that his old New
England lips, which had spoken so
many glorious free truths, should foul
their last days with the hated word,
phrased it 'a different type of indus
try.' " How these timid souls quaked
at the. harsh true words of Garrison!
To umnask that hypocrisy was an ex
ceedingly disagreeable, but equally
necessary task. As Mr. Conway has
HERBERT S. BIGELOW.
said: "It was only when soft phrases
about the evil of slavery 'which would
pass away in-God's good time,' made
way for. the abolitionists' denuncia
tion of the constitution as 'an agree
ment with hell.' that the. fortress be
gan U fall. In. other words, reforms
an wrought by those who are in
Every aposr.lg of progress in the
world's history has had to tear the
livery from the forms of vice; he has
had to brand as crime that which re
ceived the sanction of law; he has had
to denounce as hypocrisy that .which
was paraded as virtue.
This is the meaning of our text.
This is the meaning of the Philippics
of Jesus against the scribes and
. Charles Kingsley said he did hot
believe in kicking his congregation
out and locking the door before he be
gan to" preach.. But neither did he be
lieve, in being indulgent to a world
in which cowardice Is called meek
ness and temporizers are called char
itable and reverent.
In the eyes of the world it is rude
and unrefined to call a spade a spade.
In hie essay on Voltaire, John Morley
has drawn a faithful picture of the
man of the"' world. ' "
"His Inexhaustible patience of the
abuses, that only torment others; his
apologetic word for beliefs that may
, perhaps not be so precisely true as
one might wish, and institutions that
are rot altogether so useful as one
might think possible; his cordiality
towards progress and improvement, In
a general way, and his coldness or
; antipathy 6 each progressive proposal
' in ' particular; his pigmy hopes that
'life will .become' some day somewhat
tetter, punlly shivering by the side
of his gigantic conviction that It
might well be infinitely worse."
It would be amusing if it were not
tragic to recall the efforts of men to
foil the .shafts of criticism by lying
When Roger Williams was left to
the mercy of beast and savage by his
Christian brethren, his persecutors
were charged v. 1th bigotry and intol
erance. No, said the New England
preachers, it is our "enlargement
- When a hapless wretch in the Phil
ippines had been given' the water cure
until he died, an army surgeon was
found to render a verdict that ' the
man had died of "mental anguish."
But. we ha"d best turn our thoughts
from those unlucky islands. t There
are too many examples there of our
hypocrisy, When we read the history
of our career , in the rmiippinw aiiu
the wretched apologies that have been
made for it, and the unctious phrases
which have been borrowed from the
vocabulary of tyrants to conceal the
motives of greed and vain glory, it
seems as though it was for us that
those words of Isaiah were written:
"Woe unto them that call evil good,
r.nd good evil; that put darkness for
light, and light for darkness; that put
bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter."
Take the word "democrat." The
way irr which that word is used. today
shows a confusion of thought on po
litical questions, or an amailng
0 mount of political insincerity prob
ably both. . '
"To be a democrat, socially, means to
Hate all kings, and castes, and rank
. of birth, ,
For all the sons of; men ar& sons of
Nor limps a beggar but is holy born;
Nor wears a slave a yoke, nor czar
a crown, . . .
That makes him less or more than
just a man." - -To
be a democrat, politically, means
to oppose every legal. advantage which
effects an inequitable distribution . of
wealth , and creates artificial social
cMstinctions. Yet how often we find
n.en 'calling themselves "democrats"
who are proud not to be of . the com
mon herd, and who are beneficiaries
and defenders of legal monopolies and
special privileges. ' .. -"
Mr. Depew says that, what the
democrats seem to need in the way of
a candidate for next year is a man
who voted for Mr. Bryan and believed
the other way. The question of free
silver is undoubtedly not an issue. But
the fight on monopoly Is always oh.
Yet they are "democrats" who will
tell you -without any blush of ahame
that what they want is a man who can
get the votes of the anti-monopoly
reople and the campaign contributions
of the .monopolists. Thus the poli
tician would take upon his unclean lips
that fair name democracy making it
mean a - vulgar struggle -for power
when it should mean a war upon priv
ilege. . v .
' HARDY'S COLUMN
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' If any member of congress , assists
in making a bargain with the . gov
ernment and then takes pay for as
sisting, he is liable to a fine of $10,
OuO and imprisonment for two years.
It should include all state officers. The
great trouble Is in proving corruption.
One of Nebraska's ' senators worked
before the United States court for the
railroads against the state and un
doubtedly, received big pay. John
Sherman, and several other senators
and members of congress made their
millions while in office. Cleveland
made , milions while president. . Now
Roosevelt's ' order to clean up the
postoffice department Is an honor.
The harvester and binder, the
thrasher and cleaner releasea the far
mer today of nine-tenths of the hand
labor necessary to produce a thousand
bushels of wheat which was necessary
seventy years ago,, when the sickle
was used as harvester, the flail as j
tnrasner ana tne ran as cleaner.
United States is; mobbing. . The ten
dency to mob force is not confined to
south or north, east or west. There
is no way, out of the trouble only to
be more severe .with the mpbbers. Ev
ery Jail shoul J have a thousand . guns,
loaded with bullets, and so loaded that
they go off a dozen times by pulling a
single string twelve times. The sher
iff and jailer should each know-where
to find the key to unlock the strings.
Now down a few crowds and honest
people -would stay away, from the. Jail
when a black or white crlminal is
The political party outlook is full
as dark and cloudy as it was . fifty
years ago, just before the organization
of the republican party.? "A new party
with a new name Is near at hand. The
Roosevelt and Bryan men stand al
most as near together as the wooley
heads and bam burners did. The
populist party is a full match for the
free soil party. The socialists; and
ptohibitionists more than matin the
abolition and ' know-nothing parties.
These factions are all dissatised with
the present prospects. Referendum
party would be a good name.
Anthracite-coal went up a dollar a
ton the first llay of July, 'One dollar
a ton -is about the same advance in
price that ten cents on wheat would
be. If the farmers- could dictate the
price of wheat as the coal trust does
the price of coal, then it would be an
even pull. Coal will go up or down
just as one set of men dictate.' Free
trade in "coal and oil would lessen ihe
number of machines for making mil
lionaires. " ' A - J ' "
It is .reported that drunkenpess in
Vermont has been greatly increased
since saloons Jiave been legalized ; by
a license law. Heretofore they have
been prohibited. The saloonkeepers
under prohibition were more careful
not to get a man drunk than they are
A few days ago, with tears In his
eyes, a healthy looking man asked
us to. give him a dime for buying a
dinner; be had eaten nothing for two
days. No, sir, not a cent, was my an
swer. I can smell liquor on your
breath and can sec tobacco juice In the
corners of your mouth and I will see
you .starve,. to death before T will give
j'ou a mouthful of bread with such a
breath and mouth.
The worst thing of today in the
When delegates to our state consti
tutional convention are to be ejected
every candidate should be asked fo
pledge himself in favOr of at least
three reform sections to be voted for
or against separately by the people
referendum, prohibition and "woman
suffrage. " 5: '
There are two men living whom the
millionaire trusts will do their best to
defeat in nominating conventions next
year. They are Bryan and Roosevelt
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81 1'eruna.. .. I. .. . .',. . .., ,, - ;" ' mc
SI Kilmer's Swamp Root j. c
.c UHtorin genuine). .24c
tynif o Hot. .-. H . .9c
Bjc JsroiMO1 quinine, ..........i...;. l(5c
t Coke's Itapdraff Cure. 79c
25 AlJen'a loot Kaae;.,.. . v...19c
I Iiromo Seltzer. 790
?l Booth's JIvomei-.... ...,.. "-"sbc
SlHostetter's Bitters ..,,.l'I.'7c
25c l'n.-ker'Tnr Soap 1
i wx Tonic Tubiet;::;:; !we
(iOc Hosford's Acid Phos. . . . ,(c
SI Ayer's Hnir Tonic. ''79c
$t Mflltine Pretm rations "79c
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fl Seven Kistcrs' Uair Urower.,.; ..... ...,'.79C
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SI Ihlcr'8 Molt Whiskey, eit R9c
l Vine Bprinj,' Malt Whisfcev, qt ..89c
nOM Prentiss Rye, 1893, qt $1.49
?2 Old Prentiss Bourbon, 1893, qt. ...... ..$1.49
82 Gngenheimer Rye, qt... ....$1.49
l.7.r)01d Hermitage Rye, qt :....$1.25
$1.75 Old Crow Bourbon, qt $1.26
$1.50 Old Time, qt
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$2 Imported Sherry, qt ., $1 49
Jtl.60 Irondakooit Cherry, qt. ....... 98c
fl.r0 Irondukuoit Port, qt 98c
JIJSO. Catawba, qt A 98c
IV Californla W in es, qt ', 79c
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2ftc Hclilitz Tonic - 19c
25e RiRgs' Tonic ,;,;vi!'l5c
25c Malt Nntrine ...,. I'lDc
25c Schnester's Tonic....; ,. . 'uc
2flc Hospital Tonic .' 15c
The D ru a Cutf
I 1321 O St., Lincoln, Nb.
Since writing the above column, we
have learned that seven rioters were
kMled In Evansville, Ind., and fifteen
or twenty were wounded. That is
the right kind of medicine to give to
such diseased crowds. Riots and devil
rule are on the Increase In this coun
try and medicine that will cure must
be given. . II. W. HARDY.
If troubled with cancer write to Dr.
T. O'Connor, whose ad. appears in The
Independent. ' He ' Is a specialist of
ability and lias enured many of the most
virulent cases. Mention The Inde
pendent r .
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