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JUNE 16, 1903.
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT 1x , Tbe Sala of Justice Cincinnati, July 12. "The Sale of Justice." Herbert S. Bigelow, in speak iug oa this subject today in the Vine Street Congregational church, chose for a text, Isaiah 59:14, 15. "And judgment is - turned away backward, and Justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey." :'-We may not know how accurately these words of Isaiah described politi cal conditions in Jerusalem. They are a severe indictment of an evil time. iYet I think few will deny that we have in our American cities today precisely that condition of affairs which these yords describe. Illustrations are always at hand and cne doe3 not need to go beyond the fcorders of his own municipality to find examples of tyranny which are submitted to with amazing indiffer ence. In Ohio there h:.s recently come to light an example of judicial weakness which would cause an uprising if the public conscience were not seared. Franchises had been granted for an ! definite period. The street railway companies possessing these franchises claimed that they were perpetual. The people claimed that they were revoc able at will. A certain judge in Co lumbus decided in favor of the com panies. It is not' necessarily proof of corruption that judges should so often render decisions in favor of the mo ropolists. ' Perhaps the law is more often on their side. It ought to be. since they make the laws for the most part. But this particular judge was a can didate for the republican nomination tc the supreme court of.the state. Mayor Johnson charges against Mm that this decision in favor of perpet ual franchises was written three months before it was announced; that it was shown in advance to the com panies; that it was through railroad . influence that this judge secured hU coveted nomination. Having written a cecision favorable to monopoly, hav ing secured as a reward the nomina tion which he sought, having kept the public in dark until the convention iiad been held, he now relies on the indifference of the people and the po litical handicap in his favor' to win the race. I heard recently a story of a dis honest Judge. It was no worse than the things that are commonly- be lieved of judges, but it was somewhat chocking to hear the story from a source that could not be doubted. We "are growing accustomed to suspect our judges of corruption, but here - is a judge that I know was corrupt. A decision had been written which was certain to depreciate the stock of cne of the public service corporations of the city. Three weeks before that decision was made public it was clan destinely revealed to the attorney of this corporation so that the favored ones could have an opportunity to un load their stock on "widows and orph ans." It is not difficult to understand why judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off, when we leflect upon the character of the men who dictate the nomination of these Judges. One of the ward bosses in ' Cincin nati recently gave his annual picnic to the people of his ward. It was es timated that from twelve to fifteen thousand people accepted his hospi tality. One paper, in fulsome praise of his liberality, gave this list of ar ticles provided by the host, 225 gal lons of ice cream, 400 gallons of milk, 3,750 bananas, 30 barrels of lemon ade flavored with 26 gallons of daret, 17.000 free tickets to Coney Island, 25,000 tickets to amusements, seven eilver and one gold medal and some money in cash prizes. Commenting on this picnic a news paper stated editorially that it would fce a good thing for the city if more jH--ard leaders would follow this exam ple of generosity, and then quoted as -applying to this boss the saying of Uesus, "Inasmuch as ye have done it nto one of the least of these my trethren ye have done it unto me." We remember that before Boss Tweed was sent to prison some of the New York papers were speaking of Jiim as "our noble benefactor." News paper editors should be a little more discriminating in their praise. Can a man be generous who spends only other people'3' money? I won .der if the editor ever heard the story of the house with a leaning wall? SVell there is such a house in a certain ward in this city the history of which throws some light upon the source of the money which i3 spent so freely. This was a four-story stone front, .louse. It was for sale. An individ ual called on -the agent and offered a sum so ridiculously small in the opin ion of the agent that It was prompt ly rejected. Soon the agent received notice from the building inspector that one wall of the house had a bulge in it and would have to be torn down, since it was dangerous. The agent remonstrated, but in rain. Counting the cost of removing the wall he de termined to accept the offer which he rad rejected. In the course of a few weeks it be came apparent who had been the real purchaser of the house. The ward boss took possession. - He lives there today in this stone front The wall has not yet been replaced. It stands as one of many monuments of the tyranny that has grown so common among us. It might not be Inappro priate to carve on this monument the words of Isaiah: "Truth is fallen in the street and equity cannot enter." It is men who' are gorged with that kind of plunder who have more to do with the nomination of judgesrthan all Lttfe preachers, and all the lawyers, and all the school teachers combined. What then can be expected of the ourts. From the judge down to jail er the machinery of justice is respon sive to the will of these men who boast that they are in politics for tha money they can get out of it. Recently in Cincinnati it was nec essary to go out into one of the town ships to find a justice of the peace who would issue warrants for the ar ust of men charged with false regis tration. And when these men were Irought to jail the warden refused to receive them and they were set free, Now what is the moral effect on the community of a government of privilr oge and plunder? It makes of every ward in the city a school where young men are taught that knavery ,is the open door to success. Under the in fluence of such a government the path cf rectitude is covered with . thorns and virtue is nailed to the cross. In every boss-ridden city, to use the lan guage of our texff "he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey." HARDY'S COLUMN Both of the old parties seemed to straddle the fence, in Iowa, in their late state conventions. The republi cans renominated their present gov ernor and split the difference between him and Speaker Henderson in regard to tariff and trusts. They promised to cut the tariff down when it was too high and raise it when it was too low., Importation is Increasing so fast they will think it is too low. Our manufacturers ' sell so cheap In Eu rope that they buy for consumption and ship their goods over here. The democrats npminated a strong Bryan silver man for governor, but re fused to let him stand on the Kansas City platform. No leading republi cans dare to say what they are going tc do with the greenbacks or with the silver already coined. Their pan is, undoubtedly, to retire and burn the greenbacks, and redeem silver with gold and limit the legal tender of sil ver to ten dollars. The democrats do not seem to dare to fight that doc trine in Iowa. There is a general wonder among the American people that the Russians should be so unjust and cruel towards their Jewish people. No reason has been given for their slaughter of men, women and children. In Russia the wonder may prevail that the American people should be so cruel towards their colored people. Distance seems not to cover up injustice and cruelty. The Indiana governor has set the other governors of our states a noble example of how to treat rioters and jail-wreckers. Our laws should he en forced or changed. We leave today for Grand Lake, in the mountains northwest of Denver. We expect to feast our mouth on trout, our eyes on perpetual snow and our feet on climbing rocks. There will be little to write about. Harvesting and farming, strikes and politics will be Lid in the distance. Rest, health and recreation will rule. H. W. HARDY. A Great Stock Farm This is a 3,300-acre" stock farm, all fenced and cross fenced; 590 acres under cultivation; 500 acres of good alfalfa land; 500 acre3 of second bot tom, balance upland, rolling and some rough; running water through the en tire length of the pasture; -splendid grazing land. House 24x36, -barn 30x65, one cattle barn 40x40 and one 50x50; feed yard for 150 head of cattle, fully equipped; two good wells. TWO HUNDRED HEAD OF CAT TLE, breeding animals imported short horns, red in color; 12 large mules, 5 - good saddle and driving iiiiiiiifiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiifiiiiiifiiiiiiiiEiiimiiiniiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiaiiiiiiiiiiiiiffii Looking For Bargains j H This store always at tbe front with greater value S than others. The big reliable grocery presents for Es s your economical consideration a ''Special Combina- EE S tion" of staple articles at a saving of from 20 to 30 EE per cent over what you are now paying. Money 5 saved is money earned. You cannot earn money s easier than by sending $10 in draft, express or money 5 S order to this store for the following bill. Every- S E: thing packed securely and delivered at your depot, ss EE We pay all the freight. S 65 lbs Beat Gran ultd Sugar For $1.00 S SPECIAL COMBINATION NO 99. 65 lbs. best granulated sugar... $1 00 8 lbs. Lion or Arbuckle's coffee. 1 3 lbs. best tea.... 1 16 lbs. fresh rolled oats..i 12 lbs. flake hominy 6 lbs. choice large raisins 2 pkgs. yeast cakes 6 lbs. choice rice 6 lbs. choice prunes 1 large pkg. matches...., 3 10c pkgs. stove polish 3 boxes gloss or corn starch... 25 bars laundry soap.. 1 3 10c cakes tar soap 1-2 lb. pure" ginger 1 lb. pure pepper 1-2 lb. cinnamon.... S cans V'e fc2 lbs. best baking powder C pkgs. soda 00 50 50 50 50 10 50 50 23 25 25 00 25 20 25 20 25 50 50 $10 00 Write for a price Hat mailed free for the asking. Reference Columbia National EE Bank and the Independent 55- 1 THE FARMERS GROCERY CO. 1 S 3a6-2i3.a30-a33.334-336-238 No. loth, LINCOLN, NEB. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii horses; about 60 head of hogs, 2 wa kens, 2 buggies, all harness and farm machinery, which is the very latest improved. -All household goods. Ev erything connected with the ranch. S75 acres in growing corn, 15 acres in millet, 50 acres in alfalfa. .This is a ne ranch, 6 miles from railroad sta tion r.nd 30 miles from McCook Price complete, $35,000. This is our No. 1025. Weber & Farris, Lincoln, Neb. WISCONSIN POPULISTS Kt!ocl Committeeman Worclcy States That 1h Kin Thousand "Old Guard" ofWitctln Hava Kavar Surrendered Albinus A. Worsley, formerly of Sylvania, Wis., member of the peo ple's party national committee, has Anally located at Butte, Boyd county, Neb., and is there engaged in the practice of law. In a recent letter to Che associate editor, Mr. Worsley says: "Complying with my promise to write to you regarding the Wisconsin situation, would say: In Wisconsin the 'Old Guard' of 9,000 have never surrendered. They are the old green backers. They will always be ready for duty when duty calls; but have suspended operations for a time, pend ing the outcome of fusion with tbe Bryan democracy. Until after the next national conventions of the two old parties, it is doubtful if anything can be done to stir up any enthusiasm amongst the people of Wisconsin. With the exception of the 'Old Guard,' most of the populists have gone to the social democracy, though quite a number have supported Governor La Follette, who is called a 'populist' by the gold or plutocratic element of both old parties. "In a word, the people's party of Wisconsin is in a dormant condition and will remain so until the outcome of the national conventions. If Bryan is whipped, the people's party will re vive in some form stronger than ever, though, perhaps, under a new name. The sentiment is toward single tax and socialism." ALBINUS A. WORSLEY. Butte, Neb. DRUG I -ATr H e Wholesale Prices. One or a "dozen. Same price. Add 25c for boxing and drayagc outside of Lincoln. 81 Pernna f,' ...G4c 81 Kilmer's Swamp Root 64o 85c CnHtorlu (genuine) ,,..24c 50c Syrup of l'lgs ,...!S9c 25c Bromo Quinine.. 15c 25c Allcock's Porous Plast era... I3c 2fc Carter's Little Liver Pills.... 15e 25e Menncn's Tulcum Powder 15c 1 Miles' Remedies 89c 81 Coke's Dandruff Cure 79c 25c Allen's Foot Kase., 19c 81 Bromo Seltzer ........79c 81 Booth's Hvomei 80c 81 Hostettcr's l'.iiters... 7!)c 25c Packer's. Tnr Soap ltc $1 Dix Tonic Tablets. ............ , 79c 60c Hosford's Acid Phos.. i'.'.tc St Ayer's Hair Tonic 79c 50c Omega Oil aoc 81 Maltiue Preparations '.79c 50e Kadwuy's Keller rr....... S9c rear s iiiycerine Sob p.-... 19c 20c Pear's luscpnted Soao l:tc Farmers, Attention! - Do you wish to sell your farm?- If so, send full description, lowest price and best terms. Or, if you wish to buy a farm, ranch or Lincoln home, write to or call on Williams & Bratt, 1105 O st, Lincoln, Neb. Karl Marx Edition, matter all cort tributcd by socialists, July '23. 19G.i. Keep within a thousand words if pos sible. .-'. " 9c 81 Seven Sisters' Hair Grower... LIQUORS. - 81 Duffy's Malt Whiskey, qt 89c 81 Ihler's Mnlt Whiskey, qt 89c 81 Vine Spring Malt Whiskey, qt 89c 82 Old Prentiss Kye, 1893, qt 81.49 82 Old Prentiss Bourbon, 1893, qt 81.49 82 Ougenheinier Kye, qt 81.49 81.75 Old Hermitage Rye, qt...... $1.25 81.75 Old Crow Bourbon, qt 81.25 f 1.60 Old Time, qt 98c WINES. 82 Imported Sherry, qt.... 81.49 81.50 Irondukuoit Sherry, qt Me 81.50 Irondukuoit Port, qt 98c 81.50 Catawba, qt 98c 81 California Wines, qt 79c MALTS. 25c Best Tonic 19 c 25c Schlilz Tonic isc 25c Riggs' Tonic 15c 25c Malt Nutrine ige 25c Schnester's Tonic irc 2oc Hospital Tonic .15c G-uuiGS, The Drug Cutter. 1321 O St., Lincoln. Nb. ROCK ISLAND SYSTEM. LOW RATE BULLETINS No need to stay at home THIS summer. All sorts of low rates are offered by the Rock Island and they apply to all sorts of places. Note these: l , To California, in June, July and August To Colorado, in June, July and August. To Detroit and Boston, In. July. f " Particularly low are the rates to Colorado which will be in force early in July. Detailed information as to through car service, cost of tickets, etc., will be furnished by nearest Rock Island ticket agent, or by writing 4 - F. H. BARNES, "