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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
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,
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
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
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.
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
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$2.35; small, 75c-$1.50; green sheep
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