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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT.
11 TWO VIETf S ! There Is considerable difference of opinion among republican papers as to the ultimate success of socialism. The State Journal believes that "it Is no longer a live issue," while the Outlook believes that it "is irresistible.". Which shows that C. H. Gere and Will Owen Jones see things through differ ent spectacles than those used by Dr. Lyman Abbott Dr. Abbott uses the term . "social Ism" in its broad sense, as opposed to "individualism.." Gere and Jones have two conceptions of the idea one, a synonym for anarchy, a sort of black-white or white-black; and the other is confused with the idea of a partisan political organization. In the sense Dr. Abbott uses the term, the people's party recognizes the swing of the pendulum toward socialism and is socialistic to the extent of demand ing the public or collective ownership of the means of communication and transportation ; but in neither of the senses in which Gere and Jones use the term are populists socialists. Pop ulists do not believe in the "collective ownership of all the means of produc tion and distribution" and many of those who vote the socialist ticket are not wholly in accord with that demand. Populism Is the golden mean be tween extreme collectivism on the one hand and extreme individualism on the other. It is opposed to the paternal ism practiced by the republican party, whereby the machinery of government is operated for the benefit of a few to the detriment of the many. It rec ognizes the fact that no highway should be private property; it denies the right of individuals to exercise the sovereign power to issue money "and regulate the value thereof." But it also recognizes the fact that many years must elapse before the idea of private ownership of many lines of in dustry can be eradicated, if indeed it is desirable- that it should be. And it stands as middle ground between the great, contending forces of individual ism and collectivism, radical and pro gressive enough to select the good and attainable points of the latter and con servative enough to stand with the former on questions in which change is difficult or undesirable. Populism will eventually win but under what name, no man knows, and it matters little. T isten to Messrs. Gere and Jones, and then to Dr. Abbott: "Some of the debris of the late pop ulist party has 1 :en captured by the 'social democrat' leaders, and the con sequence is what is called a 'wonderful growth of socialism' in this country as shown by the last election. But there is no change of sentiment ob served. The excitement caused by the big labor strikes probably steered the professional politicians of the old pop organization into this connection with the avowed socialists, but they were as much afflicted with socialism and per haps more, when the socialist party was thoroughly steeped in the heresies of the Ocala and Omaha platforms. Changing the party name has not changed their politics any. But as a matter of fact the bursting up of the pop party and the repudiation of pop principles by the democrats has under mined socialism and it is no longer a live issue. State Journal. In 1894 Herbert Spencer wrote to Mr. James A. Skilton, of Brooklyn, a let ter on the industrial situation, which was published in the Brooklyn Eagle in 1894 and republished a week or two ago. The letter is as follows: "Fairfield, Pewsey, Wilt, May 28. 1894. Dear Mr. Sldlton: I believe I wished you good-speed in your en terprise, but I believe your enterprise is futile. In the United States, as here and elsewhere, the movement towards dissolution of existing social forms and reorganization on a social istic basis I believe to be irresistible. We have bad times before us and you have still more dreadful times before you civil war, immense bloodshed, and eventually military despotism of the severest type. Truly yours, "HERBERT SPENCER." The Outlook agrees with Mr. Spen cer in thinking the present movement ." one towards a dissolution of exist ing social forces and a reorganization on a socialistic basis, and that it is ir resistible; but it does not apprehend from that movement any of the dread ful ills whic xvir. Spencer apprehends. On the contrary, we regard it as one essentially beneficial and quite in ac cordance with that lawof evolution which no one has perhaps better de fined than Mr. Spencer that is, it is i movement from a simpler to a flttore complex and from a lower to a higher state of society. The Outlook. Judge Smalley's trust cure seems excellent in theory but how will it work in practice? For example, here In Lincoln the user of gasoline is robbed of one or two cents each time he buys a gallon of the fluid coult he afford to sue the Standard Oil com pany to recover the amount? The Standard Oil trust has such complete mastery ever the transportation lines that no independent oil company can distribute its goods in competition with the trust Instead of a thousand petty lawsuits to recover four or five cents damages each, why not secure equal freight rates for both the trust and the independent refiner by gov ernment ownership of the railroads? William D. Bishop, of Bridgeport, Conn., declares that "three-fourths of the entire vote of the smaller towns of Connecticut are purchaseable" which shows the moral condition of society where the millionaires have run things for the last decade. In answer ing this charge, some of the plutocratic editors told, unwittingly, a wholesome truth. They say that the purchase of votes has decreased rather than in creased, for "the Bryan era was one 6f . awful poverty in the democratic campaign treasury, and there being no democratic money for the purchase of votes, the republicans felt no need of buying them." Think of the six mil lion votes for Bryan and not one of them purchased! Did ever another democratic leader have a record like that? Under the Sherman act $2,000,000 of silver was coined per month, but the republicans and Grover Cleveland said that act must be repealed or the country womd go 'to everlasting pmash," that it was a system of repu diation and a good many other things of that kind. Now last month the ire publicans coined $2,287,000 of silver, and during October, 1901, they coined $2,791,488. The average under the re publicans has been about three mil lions a month. What has resulted? Just what the populists and Bryan democrats paid would result. With all these things matters of official rec ord, the plutocratic dailies go on sneering about 16 to 1, and the mullet heads believe that the republicans stopped the coinage of silver as soon as they got into power. News of the Week '93 that they have not yet forgotten. These milionaires "syndicated" spec ulation just they did the manufacture c steel and it Is the millionaires that have been hit to the tune of no one knows how many hundreds of millions. Served them right . The October - statement of exports which was issued last week shows a decline in exports from a year ago of about $2,500,000, and an increage in imports of $6,000,000. Imports are now the largest ever known, and for the whole calendar year will nearly reach $1,000,000,000. What has become of those republican idiots who a year ago were telling us that we could for ever sell goods to foreigners and buy nothing in return? When these sim pletons were bragging about the con quest of foreign markets The Indepen dent told them what would happen. It appears that just now these same chaps have to deal with a foreign con quest of United States markets. Free passes have been abolished for all time in the state of Wisconsin. Three years ago the Wisconsin legisla ture passed a stringent law prohibiting transportation companies from giving, and public officers or candidates for office from receiving, free passes. It is said that the law has been thorough ly enforced, and the railroad compa nies have been eager to observe it; but it has been unpopular with the class of people formerly enjoying the free-pass privilege Fear that it might be re pealed led the supporters of the law in the last legislature to submit to the people a constitutional amendment embodying its provisions in the funda mental law of the state, beyond legis lative repeal, and the amendment has been adopted. That is what ought to have been done in Nebraska. If Wis consin can do it, Nebraska can. Passes have been used to corrupt everything : this state from the youth in the universities to the judges on the bench, not to mention the clergy. As happens every four years or oft ener the political literati are engaged in discussing the fact that the consti tution does not require that the speak er of the house should be a member of that body. It is anything with them to keep the people's attention away from the trusts, the tariff grafters and corporation domination. There is no doubt that the founders of the govern ment intended that the speaker of the h.use should be a non-partisan, chos en for his eminent ability as a par liamentarian, just as the speaker of the house of commons is and who is never a member of that body. But the thing went astray just as their plan of an electoral college to choose a president did. The speaker of the house and the president in the minds of the founders of the government were to be independent of parties, but the plan did not work out that way. Stocks continue to fall. The average net loss from highest throughout the list at the New York stock exchan-ve is about $16 a share, most of this large decline taking place since the elec tions. The first national bank to "kick the bucket" during this begin ning of "liquidation" was the Conti nental National of Boston, and Wall street is thick with rumors concern ing the shaky condition of many of the great financial institutions of Gotham. Speculation has been in the hands of great syndicates with million upon which to do their manipulations. The little fellows learned something in The New York banks are curtailing their loans, a thing that they must do when the collateral has shrunk so many millions. The loan account of the associated banks shows a decrease of $5,000,000 which is much smaller than on would expect after so much "liquidation." There seems to be serious trouble about the reciprocity treaty with Cuba that the president has been trying to negotiate of which the public has been kept in ignorance. At least General Bliss, the great tariff expert, has been dispatched to Cuba in great haste to try to fix things up. Some of the Methodic bishops who were such enthusiastic imperialists a while ago have become very much disgruntled at Secretary Root and the administration since they have learned that the pope and Cardinal Rampolla have entered on a scheme to control the primary schools in the islands. The New York Christian Advocate declares that the secretary of war has a communication from Cardinal Ram polla which he dares not publish while all the rest of the papers in connec tion .with Governor Taft's visit to the pope have been given to the public. The position of The Independent on that question is, if the people in the islands want the Catholics to super vise their schools, then let the Cath olics do it. It is no affair of ours. The constitution don't follow the flag and the separation of church and state therefore is not provided for. in the islands. - All of which opens up a very ugly question for the clergy of the different denominations to fight over. Consumption Can be Cured , The papers are having lots of fun with Watterson just at present. Wat terson announces that he is for Gor man for president. Now Henri was the man who originated the doctrine cf "tariff for revenue only" and!got it r :t in the national democratic plat form 25 years ago. Gorman is a high protectionist and put 900 amendments onto the Wilson bill. Has Henri aban doned his "tariff for revenue" and is he going to Samrandallize himself? The solid Iowa republican delegation in the present house has been broken by the election of a democrat in the Second congressional district. To guard against any future outrages of this kind it is the present declared purpose of the republican leaders of Iowa to redistrict the state and throw enough strong republican towns into the recreant Second district to make a re-election of the democrat impossible. Here's one pop who would like to know just how much dependence there can be placed of the reports of the two commercial agencies called "Dun" and "Brndstreet." Last week they made their usual report of the number of failures in the United States and Panada. Dun said: Failures number 2C6 in the United States against 218 1 .st year, and twenty-four in Canada, compared with thirty-one a vear ago. Bradstreet said: Business failures for the week ending number 201, as against 205 last week and 225 in this week last year. For Canada, for the week, 19, aainst 10 last week. The arbitration committee on the anthracite coal strike after sitting for a short time has adjourned for ten days. It was announced by both par ties that the -contest could be settled outside of the committee by the parties themselves. The intimation that a settlement could be made came from the coal barons and the commission advised the contesting parties by all means to arrive at a settlement if they co"ld. What is the meaning of all thi? Have the barons suddenly come to the conclusion that they have no case and if the cause was left to flarvcUus Discovery by the Famous Or. Yoo kermaa, of Kalamazoo, filch. 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The doctor makes no secret of the ingredients of his wonderful cure, believing that the people are entitled to such a production of science, and he is vending free treatments all ov. r the world, bringing joy of knowledge of cer tain reacne from this awful, fatal disease, buch eminent scientists as Kock, Luton, Pasteur and all the great medical and irerm specialists and chemists have already repeatedly declared that the consumptive germ cannot live a minute in the presence of the ingredients of this wonderful remedy that Lax already revolutionized the treatment of consumption and has taken it from the catalogue of deadly, fatal diseases and placed it in the curable list. Free trial pack ages and letters from grateful people former consumptives rescued from the very jaws of . death are sent free to all who write to Dr. Derk P. Yonkerman. 11W Shaken eare Building,' Kalamazoo, Mich. Dr. Yonkerman wants every consumptive sufferer on tbefaee of the earth to have this marvelous and only genuine enre for consumption. Write today. It is a oure cure and the free trial package sent you will do yoa more ood than all the medicines, cod-liver oils, stimulants, or changes of climate and it will convince you that at last there has been discov ered the true cure for consumption. Don't de lay - there is not an hour to lose when yon have consumption, throat or lung trouble. Send to day for Free package. Lincoln Hide Market The Lincoln Hide & Fur Company, 920 R street, Lincoln, Nebraska, suc cessors to S. J. Dobson & Co., quoto the following prices, f. o. b. Lincoln, until further notice: No. 1 green salted hides, per lb., 7 3-4c; No. 2, 6 3-4c; bulls and side branded, 6 3-4c; horse and mule hides, large, each, $2.35; small, 75c-$1.50; green sheep pelts, each 40-75c; dry pelts. 5-8c per lb.; dry flint butchered hides, per lb., 12-13c; dry fallen, weather beaten and murrain hides ,per lb., 5-10c. Our clas sified fur lisl, together with little booklet telling how to trap, skin, stretch and handle furs and hides to obtain the best r suits, will be mailed free to all upon request, also write for tags and general information any time. All correspondence promptly attend ed to.