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BANNA GETS ANARCHISTIC Mark Hanna seems to have aban doned hla stand-pat-r-let-well-enough- - alone policy.- It has just leaked out that smooth old Mark at a private banquet a short .time ago broke loose in the. following language: i "Everything that, Wall street J could do to foment trouble it has been guilty of doing. Millions ' upon millions of , securities have been issued, and the great middle class has been pumped dry. The buying power of the workers has been reduced greatly, and we have ; offered every inducement to the laboring man by our attitude to revolt When that day conies-rand it is coming soon I would not give a mill for J. Pierpont, Morgan's head, for the workers . blame him for a great many of past sufferings." That is a fiercer and more furious howl than ever was uttered by any eld long-haired, wild-eyed pop on - ihesa western stains, besides.. the last 8f ntence has a clearly anarchistic tinge. There is blood and murder in it If a mob kicks J. Pierpont Mor gan's head down Wall street some day, then Mark can say: "I told you so." himself suffered from the debasing ef fects of it! Hence, its suggestion: It desired to know Mr. Livesey's juali fuations. , u . It seems evident that Mr. Livesey has dodged. His handwriting bears earmarks which indicate that he may have learned to write in one of the very sort of schools he affects to de spise. If so, he is qualified to de nounce them.r But if he really learned the three R's behind the plow and be fore the mast, then The Independent insists that, he has laid no foundation for expert testimony on the subject NEITHER SCIENCE NOR SENSE Science means acknowledged truths and laws in any department of mind or matter, arranged into a system. Sdence must have logical-perfection and the charcter of real truth. To call the theories advocated by social ists "science," is a complete misuse of words. No two of them agree on what socialism is. It is true some vague ideas of similar nature run through air their writings from Moore's Utopia to Bellamy, but as exact Knowledge reauceu : w svstem of acknowledged truths, has no such characteristics. The claim is an egotistical assump LIVESEY DODGE8 Francis B. Livesey of . Sykesville, Md.,.has been for a number of years circularizing the newspapers of the United States asking them to "read, print, circulate" his screeds against the public schools. Some time ago The Independent suggested that it would be interesting to know where Mr. Livesey learned the vigorous En- dish he uses In denouncing the pub lic school system. He Ignored the hint Later, in answer to another be ten of his circulars, the associate editor wrote him a personal letter waking the same suggestion. To. this Mr. Livesey replied: Editor Independent: As Pitchfork Tillman got his vigorous English from the barnyard, so I got mine irom De hind the plow and "before the mast' Iruly, FRANCIS B. LIVESEY. Now, The Independent believes tha thn-best lecturers In behalf of tee tctalism are those .who have been irninrii tho mill oft drunkenness; and by parity, of reasoning ' the 1 befet eouinDed assailants ofu our. public school system should be one- who has tion. The doctrines and theories of n publicans, democrats or populists have just as good a claim to be cauea Science"' as has socialism. To set up such a claim has neither science nor sense in it. ." - - v r .. .. ! SCIENCE AND FAITH Writers" for The Independent must understand that It will not publish controversial articles. on religion. It is a waste of time to write them and a waste of postage to send them. The Independent assumes the existence of a Supreme Being, It is not possible to develop any scheme or pnliosopny or political economy without starting with that, assumption or at least com ing to it as a conclusion by induction. The development of science depends upon that "assumption", and upon seme others that cannot be proved, but which, nevertheless, must be accepted, such as the infinity of space and the eternity of time. The very first step In science is to "assume" .that there la "an unknown." Without that as sumption no new discoveries, wouldi be possible, , " no ' advancement' could if pe made J- In assumlne that there i$ian ' unknown," in believing that there is an "unknown," or, in other words, by having faith in the unproved and un provable, science, places itself exactly on the same grounds upon which re ligion rests, that is, science like re ligion rests upon faith. , COUNTRY EDITORS , Some of the country editors have complained of the quotations made from their papers in the great dailies and the fun that is poked at them for tee way country journalism is con ducted It is the opinion of The Inde pendent that the country editors de serve all that they get, and more, too Most of them do not show brain power enough to write twenty lines a week of editorial matter. " That is getting to apply in great measure to populist pa pers, too. A few years ago every edi tor of a populist paper had a column or two of good editorial writing. Now many of them have none at all, and then they complain of non-support During fair week many populist farm erp called " at the editorial rooms of The Independent and there was a gen eral cbm plaint & Jut the way their lo cal papers were -onducted. There are a few populist editors in this state who do good writing every week, but tbere are far too many who do none at all except to record the local hap penings. If they don't -want to end in disaster and complete failure they had better "get a inove on themselves." BADLY FOOLED If Secretary, Shaw thinks that he car. maintain prosperity . by pouring money which has been taxed out of the people into Wall , street and the national . banks, he is a very badly fooled financier. "Capitalizing pros- ptrity" won't do. How does Shaw sup pese that the buying up of great mills and then dismanteling them actual ly destroying the property and the issuing of stocks or bonds to the amount of twice or three times of the value of the destroyed property and then forcing the. people to pay inter est on three times the value on this destroyed property, is going to bring pei manent prosperity? That Is just what the trusts have done in hundreds of cases. They have bougbt.plants and paid twice: their value, -in (Btocks and bonds i and them shut tdown . or ae strayed the purchased jjroperty. How cjan inilU that have been destroyed or shut down pay , dividends on twice their real value when they were in ' : full operation? - INDIAN INSPECTOR FRAUDS . There continues to be a good deal said about the frauds in the Indian service. It i3 dawning slowly upon ' the people that the postofflce scandals are but a drop the bucket in -com- ' parison with the wholesale thieving in the interior department. The whole system of Indian inspection and the whole crew of inspectors, with one or" two exceptions, are frauds. What would be thought of a judge who should come to a place to try a crim inal and who should upon his arrival go to the criminal's house and accept of his" entertainment, ride out with the suspected criminal and make the criminal's house his home all the time tt.e trial was in progress? The in spector Is really the judge before whom every - man charged with . rob bery and thieving from Indians or the government on an Indian reservation is tried. The inspector hears the evi dence, and makes his decision which is forwarded to Washington, and that is the only guide for action. Can . any man believe that men who always act p. that way will make impartial judges? " That is the way every Ind- aii inspector acts while on a reserva tion. The editor of The Indenendent has seen scores of them when en gaged , in hearing y charges against,, agents and other employes and that is the. way all or them conducted them--selves. . ., . ; - ... The International Socialist Review says: For the measurement of length we must take something having length. And so for the measurement cf value we must take something hav ing value." During the war and for several years afterward we "measured value" with little pieces of paper that had ho value. For very many years and even at the present time, the Ar gentine republic 1 -measures values" with little bits of paper, and trade and all sorts of commerce goes on, there just the same as it docs in coun tries where values are ' measured" with gold. .The Independent has often called attention to the. perfect agree ment of the socialist -with the repub, lican, gold bug ... philosophers. The'if cenceptioa of. value is. precisely :l the same, ... i!