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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT.
talked Greek to them. He ran In the country, districts no large cities and the farmers are not prepared to hear about currency, but they do like to hear about protection. In the Tenth New Jersey congres sional district James D. Manning ran against Allan L. McDermott Man ning, In 1896," voted for Bryan, and McDermott did not Manning ran as an independent democrat indorsed by the republicans, and McDermott as the candidate of the democratic machine indorsed by the local political boss. The machine was for Bryan In 1890 and 1900, but in the off years it has been for the offices, for "tariff re form," for the "gold standard." The machine has believed in supporting the Chicago and Kansas City platforms in presidential years, but not in the off years. In 1900 McDermott supported Bryan, but not the platform. He had to support Bryan then, because he was running on the same ticket with him for congress. This year he came for ward again as a candidate for con gress, appointed to run by the local political boss; and Mr. Manning, who had always been a consistent demo crat, came forward as an Independent. Inasmuch as Manning received the Indorsement of the republicans, we had an Interesting campaign here in Jersey City and the northern end of Hudson county opposite New York city. McDermott was elected, but by a re duced plurality. He ran behind his ticket by about four thousand. If we could have elected Manning, there would have been at least one Bryan democrat in congress, sent there by the aid of republicans. It is an in fernal shame that McDermott was elected and goes to congress again. No man talked and wrote worse in 1896 about Bryan and the Chicago plat form than McDermott although he was a member of the convention that nominated him and adopted the plat form. He was not only a member of the convention and chairman of the New York delegation, but he was a correspondent of the New York World and employed to write up the conven tion and its candidate, and in doing bo he described the candidate and platform as follows: "The Chicago convention has nomi nated a 'populist' on a platform fav oring repudiation and a rotten cur rency and the protection of anarchists In their evil designs and doings. The man who is willing to stand upon that platform must be either a tricks ter, or at 'heart a villain. The con vention was from start to finish a libel on the democratic party. The candidates will .be defeated if the peo ple of this country are brave enough and intelligent enough to deserve self government. The election of Bryan would result in unparalleled distress and misery. From now until Novem ber the fight will be between honor and dishonor, truth and falsehood, pa triotism and anarchy. The man who, I Will Cure You of Rheumatism Else No Money is Wanted. After 2,000 experiments, I have learned how to cure Rheumatism. Not to turn bony joints into flesh again; that is impossible. But I can cure the disease always, at any stage, and for ever. I ask for -o money. Simply write me a postal and I will send you an or der on your nearest aruggist ror six bottles Dr. Shoop's Rheumatic Cure, for every druggist keeps it Use it for a month and, if it succeeds, the cost is only $5.50. If it fails, I will pay the druggist myself. I have no sam; .es, because any med icine that can affect Rheumatism Quickly must be drugged to the verge of danger. I use no such drugs, and it is folly to take them. You must get the disease out of the blood. My remedy does that, even in the most difficult obstinate cases. No matter how impossible this seems to you, I know it and take the risk. I have cured tens of thousands of cases in this way, and my records show that 39 out of 40 who get six bottles pay gladly. I have learned that people in general are honest with a physician who cures them. That is all I ask. If I fail I don't expect a penny from you. Simply write me a postal card or a letter. I will send you my book about Rheumatism, and an order for the medicine. Take it for a month, as it won'c harm you anyway. If It fails, it is free, and I leave ti.3 decision with you. Address Dr. Shoop, Box 940, Racine, Wis. Mild cases, not chronic, are often cured by one or two bottles. At all druggists. understanding this platform, rotes for its candidate will be unfit for Ameri can citizenship. Names are nothing. Partisanship must be cast to the winds. Anything Is preferable to thl3 half hatched egg of national dishon or." Although, according to Mr. McDer mott, Bryan was a "trickster or vil lain," and a "half hatched egg of na tional dishonor," in 1S96, and although Bryan stood on the same platform in 1900 (with the Spanish war issues added) as in 1896, and although he wa3 the same man personally in 1900 as in 1986, yet McDermott was willing to stand on the same platform with Bryan in ls00, as a candidate for con gress, and did so stand, and wa3 elected elected, because he could not be defeated without injuring the na tional ticket McDermott was there fore willing to be elected by Bryan's help two years ago, and was so elected, but he ougiit not to have been elected this year and he would not have been elected if it had not been for certain local issues, which drew the mind3 of the people away from national politics. I firmly believe that if James D. Man ning could run against Allan L. Mc Dermott alone, Manning would be elected. I believe that if we could have an election here today for our member of congress, and that if we had nothing else to think about ex cept the comparative merits and de merits of the two men, the district would send James D. Manning to con gress, and yet we shall have to be represented or misrepresented by Al lan L. McDermott. As the issue shaped itself, we could not discuss tariff or money; or trusts, except to deny that the high price of domestic meat was due to the tariff duty on foreign meat New Jersey elected seven republi can congressmen out of ten and would have elected eight, had it not been for an unfortunate nomination in one of the districts. It was done, although Grover Cleveland came out, after his retirement of ten years, and lectured the people in favor of "tariff reform." He would have spoken in favor of a gold standard; but he thought this was not prudent. Free trade and free coinage of gold (without free coinage of silver) go well together, because they each have a tendency to reduce this country to the level of England. Free trade and free coinage of gold constitute Mr. Cleveland's political philosophy, and it must have been a great self-denial for him to speak in favor of the one without speaking in favor of the other. Tom Johnson was defeated in Ohio by 100,000. This shows that the peo ple of Ohio don't have much faith in (free trade and) the "single tax." If Mr. Johnson would substitute an in come tax for his single tax, he would do better. We can tolerate Johnson's free trade, if he would put some kind of internal tax with it, that looks like support of the federal government. Johnson's single tax may support the city of Cleveland, but the people of Ohio don t think that it will support the state government; and, if it will not support the state government, it will not support the United States government. Mr. Johnson's defeat cannot be attributed to free coinage of silver. Perhaps it would be well for "Tom," if he would take up the money question and study it, so that he can be either on the wrong side or the right side of it. This is one of the questions, of which a public man can not be ignorant. If Mr. Johnson would study the money question as much as he has studied Henry George's Prog ress and Poverty and theory of taxa tion, he would probably come out on the right side of all political ques tions. William R. Hearst, of the New York American, was elected a member of congress from one of the New York city districts. Here is a man who stands for the income tax and who may be of grit use to the country. Lile Mr. Tom Johnson he doesn't know jjjiieh about the money question, but he knows enough to stand for the income tax. He believes in free trade of all trust-made articles. We can go with him in his free trade business, piovided he will give us the income tax first. I7f took the ground in his paper, th.V the high price of domestic meat was due to the tariff duty of two cents a poJtd on foreign meat We think he is wrong here, but we can forgive th:3 error, if he will give us tha income tsx, before he Inaugurates freo trade in meat Mr. Hearst is pounding the coal com bine every day in his paper. He did more than any other man to reduce Odell's plurality in New York. He has commenced suits against the coal barons, and it begins to look as if he would have them in jail before he gets through with them. Roosevelt will be compelled by Hearst, if by nobody else, to move against the trusts. With such men as Hearst after him, the president will have to act. He can no longer shut his eyes to the great trust evil if he were so disposed, and I do not believe that he i3 so disposed. He has, now, everything to gain and noth ing to lose by moving onto the great est of all trusts the coal combine. Public opinion Is now ripe for crush ing the monopolies, and woe to any president who now halts or shows the least' indisposition not to" make a lib eral use of the Sherman law. In the present state of public opinion, and in view of certain facts, which have re cently come out, it will not do for the president to say that the constitution must be amended before he can act, or that the constitution must be amended before congress can act, by making new laws. We can all see, now, that, if the Sherman law is not broad enough to enable the president to suppress the trusts, congress will broaden the law, and do it without waiting for the people to amend the constitution and that there cannot be any excuse for the president's holding back. Everything Indicates, now, that "trust regulation" is out of politics or will soon be. It seems that we re quire no new laws, and that all that is required is strict enforcement of the laws we have on the statute book. If this is so, then our politics will be narrowed down to the old, old ques tions of currency and taxation. The politics of New Jersey has re cently becomo somewhat similar to that of Nebraska I quote from the Jersey City Evening Journal as fol lows: "The Nebraska delegation in tha Fifty-eighth congress will be com posed of five republicans and one democrat. The fact that is of special interest to Jersey City in this con nection 13 that Congressman Mercer, chairman of the committee on public buildings, is the one republican con gressman who was defeated in Ne braska this week. He was vanquished by the fusion combination. "Mr. Mercer, as head of the com mittee on public grounds and build ings, visited Jersey City in April, 1900, and saw things that caused him to become an advocate of a new Jer sey City postoffifce building. "Congressman Mercer's term in con gress will end March 4 next, and be fore that date is reached he will have had an opportunity to round out his useful career by helping to crown with success the long drawn out fight for a n'w federal building in Jersey City. "The new postoffice bill ought to be passed at the coming short session of congress without fail." In Nebraska a "fusion combina tion" consists of Bryan democrats and populists (as we understand it) ; while in New Jersey a "fusion combina tion" consists of Bryan democrats and republicans. This was illustrated in Jersey City and Hudson county recent ly by an attempt to elect a member of congress by a fusion of Bryan demo crats and republicans. This will en able the outside world to see that the republicans love Bryan more than they do Grover Cleveland. JNO. S. DE HART. Jersey City, N. J. Even Morgan don't seem to be on easy street any longer. After convert ing a large amount of steel stock into bonds which were considered more salable, the remaining stock slumped to the lowest point ever reached. The Morgan underwriting syndicate find ing that it was impossible to sell the stock, were forced to throw large amounts of it on the market at what it would fetch and down went the steel stock. Pretty soon the Europeans will be calling for that $200,000,000 that Mr. Herrick, president of the Bankers' association, says that they have lent Wall street What will Morgan do then? The only man that abides per manently on easy street is old Carne gie. He has a first mortgage on all the mills and mines of the steel trust. When a receiver is appointed he will take them in and become richer than ever. According to Dun, commercial failures during October amounted to ft0.u80.627. The Independent is glad to see the confidence Mr. De Hart reposes in the Sherman antitrust law as a remedy for the evils of tiusts. 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