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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT. the commiselon they are liable to get hit very hard. The probability is that finding that the commission would In sist upon examining the books of the operators, that settled the question as far as they were concerned. If the enormous profits which those books would reveal should become public, public opinion would be so aroused that something might happen which the coal barons would not like. Be sides that, the testimony of the physi cians introduced by the miners showed such a horrible state of affairs that every member of the commission was visibly affected. It is the most dan gerous occupation on earth, far more accidents occurring than on the rail roads. Those black caverns breed the most horrible diseases. Out of that sort of suffering and death, the Godly Baer and his partners have been coin ing millions. The Independent is sor ry that the investigation did not go on until all the facts were made public. It Is announced that diplomatic re lations between Greece and Persia have been resumed after having been suspended 2,393 years. The last diplo matic relations between the two pow ers was when Darius sent his agents to Athens to demand the submission of Greece to Persia and that was in the year 491 B. C. If the two minis ters plenipontentiary and envoys ex traordinary should meet half way be tween the two countries, they might sit down under a palm tree and have a pleasant chat about the doings of Dar ius, Xerxes and Alexander with side references to the little fight at Thermopylae. . It is said that the new reciprocity treaty made with Newfoundland will be beaten in the senate, for Frye, Hale and Lodge are all against it. Every reciprocity treaty ever made has been killed in the senate as every one will be' until the personnel of the senate is changed. The truth is slowly coming out con-, cerning the cruelties practiced upon tin Filipinos. Captain Brownell, in an official report, acknowledges that he tortured Father Augustine, a Catholic priest, to death by using the "water cure" to obtain information. According to the report of Judge Ad vocate General Davis, Brownell is now beycnd the reach of either the civil or military law. General Davis' inter esting argument against trying to punish this officer, whose offense was so grave, is that "the act was commit ted in time of war and by an officer of an invading army. International law recognizes that a member of an army of invasion is not amenable to the laws or courts of the country in vaded, but even if it were granted that Captain Brownell was liable to trial in the Philippine islands, and by in sular courts, there exists no treaty of extradition under which he could be sent there." As the Philippines is not a nation, but an "appurtenance" of the United States, hew could an extradi tion treaty be made? The dark devil tries that were committed in the Phil ippines and which were suppressed by means of a military censorship and the falsehoods of Secretary Root, will some day all be revealed. And the men who committed the deeds as well as the secretary of war who covered them up, will by the historian be made infamous. Dr. John O'Malley, in testifying be fore the arbitration commission, in de scribing the miners asthma which af flicts so many of them, said: "The effect of asthma was very debilitating it disturbed nutrition and the person suffering from it had a gaunt, ema ciated appearance and could not do good work. There were but few who could escape even moderate attacks." HARDY'S COLUMN Another briber was convicted in St Louis last week and sent to the pen for five years. It appears that the Southern and Pacific railroads have quit burning oil on their engines and gone back to coal. Arizona, New Mexico and Oklahoma will pjead earnestly for admission as states, before congress at the coming session and there is no good reason why they should not be admitted. Russia seems to hold Manchuria. The old world is very jealous, but don't dare to pitch in. Eleven Cuban children were brought to this country the other day to be educated, but were sent back. Why, no one seems to know. There seems to be a hitch in the Panama canal treaty with Colombia. Somebody is waiting for boodle no doubt The irrigation surveyor has decided on seven sites for reservoirs. St Mary's river in Montana, Gunnison in Colorado, Gela and Salt rivers in Ari zona, Carson and Turkee rivers in Ne vada, Big Horn in Montana, Sweetwa ter in Wyoming and Grand river in Colorado. We remember when anthracite coal was written down as a fraud. It took so long to get it to burning that many people threw it aside. Another "bad break" at hand. We cannot sanction so much gang murder ing. The sheriff, constable and jailors should carry guns loaded with bullets and the gang men should be shot down who undertake to break into the jail to get a prisoner out for murder. So the sheriff, constable and police should defend with bullets any prisoners held by them under arrest. There is no use in having any laws against crime if they cannot be respected and enforced by executive officers. No section of this country can boast over other sections. Nebraska is in the mud puddle with the extreme south. We would like to know where the law is that dictates or restricts the motives that may prompt us to vote for a certain man at state elections. There, are nearly a score of men in this state, who have held public office, whom religious and moral laws would forbid voting for again, but there is no constitutional or statutory law dic tating that we must not vote for them again. There are two or three of them that could not legally hold office or vote if they had not been pardoned. Giving six thousand for the support of a university is much more credit able than giving six dollars election or bribe money. For over sixty years Mrs. Winslow'i Soothing Syrup has been used by mothers for their children while teeth ing. Are you disturbed at night and broken of your rest by a sick child suffering and crying with pain of Cut ting Teeth? If so send at once and get a bottle of "Mrs. Winslow's Sooth ing Syrup" for Children Teething. Its value Is Incalculable. It will relieve the poor little sufferer Immediately. Depend upon it, mothers, there Is no mistake about it It cures diarrhoe. regulates the stomach and bowels, cures wind colic, softens the gums, re . duces inflammation, and gives tone and energy to the whole system. "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup" for chil dren teething Is pleasant to the taste and Is the prescription of one of the oldest and best female physicians and nurses in the United States, and is for sale by all druggists throughout tht rorid. Price. 25 cents a bottle. Be ure and ask for "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup." What Andrew Carnegie has done for colleges and libraries is a bright fea ther in his moral cap. It was more what Mickey had done for the Method ist university that influenced votes than membership of the church. A man who will give six thousand dol lars for any school will influence a certain class of voters and they are generally the best class of voting citi zens. A man has the same right to vote for a man because he is a mem ber of a religious church as he has to vote for him because he is a member of a political party. Then there was another thing that drove many voters to Mickey the fact that saloonkeep ers fought him. Bad men don't draw good men only by deceit and fraud. We met a real stylishly dressed lady on the street the other day who had her hat ornamented with a bird's head and wings and we were highly pleased, not so much with the lady as with the fact that the bird had been killed, for it was a crow's head and wings. Our memory went back at a single jump to the time, in boyhood days, when we had to get up at daylight and go to the corn field with a "gun loaded with a bullet" and protect the growing corn. They would pull up the corn and eat the seed kernel at the root We used to get a bounty of 10 cents a head for every one we killed. Father had a calf get drowned in the water trough one spring and after taking off the hide we placed the carcass six or eight rods back of the old ashery and then we would open fire through a large knot hole. The gun we used was an old flint-lock musket that father used in the battle of Black Rock and Lundy's Lane. It was big and destruc tive. We killed eleven at one shot and fifty-two in one week. Then there was another thing we saw around a fine lady's neck which pleased us fully as much. It was a roll of skunk skins with tails at each end. It ought to be lawful to destroy and take for orna mentation such birds and animals. ... IL W. HARDY. Improved Farm Half section of land ten miles from O'Neill. Fine farm land. 120 acres cultivated. Good frame house, well, wind-mill, corn crib, barn and sheds. Well improved farm, and immediate possession given. Price $20 an acre. J. A. DONOHOE, O'Neill, Neb. On Trial The time will come, when the voters of Nebraska, who by the thousand refused to perform their political du ties, will repent for their criminality in sackcloth and ashes, or if events are delayed, their children will. When large masses of men, as was the case in every state in the union at the last election, become so indifferent to their political duties that they will not go to the polls and vote, there is danger near at hand. This state of affairs is attracting attention among thinking men everywhere. One writer in commenting upon this criminal ten dency, for it is a crima in a republic for a man to refuse to perform his political duties, says: "Our republican institutions are on trial. There never has been a republic yet that has lasted 300 years, although there are monarchia! forms of govern ment which have records many times longer. If the American republic ends in failure that is, by the gradual dis appearance of those principles which were so dear to its founders it will be because with us, as was with the Roman republic, the growth of great vealth and its disproportionate pos sessions by a relatively few citizens, with the growing indifference to their political duties on the part of the great mass of the people, will give to the possessors of large fortunes the opportunity to rule the country as they please." Turned Bryanites There can no longer be any doubt that the treasury and mint officials at Washington are determined to push the Bryan financial theories to the very extreme and that they have joined the Wall street gang in the demand for still "more money." Secretary Shaw has exhausted the last resource of the government in adding to the circulating medium and the treasurer of the United States announces him self a worse , inflationist than the rankest populist. This has attracted general attention and the Springfield Republican comments upon it as fol lows: "The United States treasurer, Ellis H. Roberts, appears to be an inflation ist and cheap-money man of the first c-der. He says in his current annual report, after referring to the recent great increase in the production of gold: " 'The means are thus confirming the gold standard steadily and invincibly. They are creating an inflation of cur rency, which keeps pace with the en terprise and industry of the country, '.'hey are contributing to an advance in prices in general commodities, and add impetus to the prosperity of our people.' "This was precisely what the silver i en were aiming at, and for which they were so roundly denounced as repudiators. That the same result has been reached in another way makes no difference in its essential character. Depreciation of money is always of course measured by the rise in commodity prices, and there is as much actual dishonesty, in relation to debts and business contracts, about a gold dollar whose purchasing power has been reduced 33 per cent within half a dozen years, as there is about any other dollar similarly depreciated. And there can be no moral difference between a public policy which delib erately permits of such a deprecia tion under a previously established monetary arrangement, and one which seeks to change ai. old arrangement purposely to effect the depreciation. But Mr. Roberts does more than toler ate the gold depreciation. He rejoices over it" Lovely Ocmplexion FREE. a Trial Box Halted FRXB whieh will giro any laity a beautiful com plexion. It it no a race powder, cream, coanietie or bleach, but ii absolutely pur) and roa ran u it privately at bom. It perma nently remow Both patrhai. red ne. crow' feel, nimulei. hUrk head, fleihworms, lkwne, freckle, tan, (unburn, an.) all completion dtifi'irmrnn. aridrent. MADAME M. IUBAULT, Mi Eisa Bldf., Cincinnati, 0, Farmers r Smoke Cigars Don't say you can't afford them- we'll sell you 9 5-cent cigars for 25c or a box for $1-39 these are not cab bage leaves but the known brands. A box would make a good Holiday present. We are going to move to 1321 O street and we want you to at tend our removal sale. $1.00 patents, 64c. Holiday goods cut in two. RIGG Cut Rate Pharmacy 12th & O. Funke Opera House. LINCOLN, NEB. WHISKEY ww C in am rAi W ill fw Print Prloe List t H.CASPER CO. $1.10 PER GALLON. WINSTON, N. C FAT T0 FAT People wwijt w?th R e d u cto ' lieduce jour fat and be refined. Kefine your 1st and be reduced. "Keducto" Is a perfectly harmless vegetable compound endorsed by thousands of physicians and people who have tried it. We send you the Formula, you make "Reducto" at home If you desire, you know full well the intredlents and therefore need have no fear of evil effects, bend fi.oo for re ceipt and instructions everything mailed in plain envelope. Address Ginseng Chemical Co,, 3701 8. Jeflerson At., St. Lwnia Mo. M TRUCK FARMING IN THE SOUTH. Doei Track Farming in the South pay? Writa the UUdnraio-nori trr a fru xnn. r.1 T 1 1 i I . -r .v w.. iiuuui.i vuu- trai Circular No 3, and note what is said coa J. F. Mvert, Ass'fc Gen'l Pass'r Agent Illinois Central Railroad, Dubuiue, la. PAHO Do You Want a Genuine Bargain Hondredi of Upright Pianoa returned from renting to bo diepneed of at onaa. They inerade Steiawar, Knabet, Pitcher. Sterling and ether wall known make. Kan j cannot ba dia tinguUhed from new Wgm QrWa 0 M m yet r offered a a great dUeonnt. BT" 11 1 l-'Prifh low a $100. llao bean. B9 BX B nfJ tiful Hew Vf HfcUatl,l, B llUBfl S0andtl6S. Afin taatrament at $290, fully equal to many $400 piaaoa. Monthly payment accepted. Freight only aboak 5. Write far list and particular. Ion make a great earing. Piaao warranted a represented. Uluatrated Piano Book Free. LVOI & HEAL? lOOAdams St., CHICACO. Weald' larTet mailt houee; eeU everything known in Mneie THE OLD MEN AND WOMEN DO BLESS HIM. Thousands of people come or send every year to Dr. Bye for his Balmy Oil to cure them of cancer or other malignant diseases. Out of this num ber, a great many very old people whos: ages range from seventy to one hundred years on account of distance and infirmities of age, they send for nome treatment A free book is sent telling what they say of the treat ment. Address Dr. W. O. Bye, Drawer mi, Kansas City, Mo. (If not af flicted, cut this out and send to some suffering one.) Cancers Cured;, why suffer I nain and denth from cancer? Dr. T. O'Connor cures cancers, tumors and wens; no knife, blood or plaster. Address 1306 O St, Lincoln, Nebraska. FOUR PERSONALLY CONDUCTED EXCURSIONS FROM OMAHA TO CALIFORNIA WITH CHOICE OF ROUTES. These excursions leave Omaha ev ery Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:25 p. m., in Pullman Tourist Sleeping Cars. The cars are aeconiraniedall the way by conductors sVled in the service of excursion par tits. The Union Pacific is the only Mrifrom Omaha running four excur sions to California every week. These excursions can be joined at ary point en route. For full information call on or ad dress, E. B. SLOSSON, Agent, Lincoln, Neb.