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SEPTEMBER 17, 1903.
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT 11 TWO HUNDRED MORS PIRATES News was received Tuesday that fifty more national banks had been ccmmissioned by the " comptroller of ihe currency. That means that fifty new cities and towns, for all then were of the $25,000 variety, have been seized by plutocracy as bases of oper ation for skinning the people. It takes five to form a national bank corpora tion and allowing that a portion of them are yet endowed with some pa triotism and some regard for the pub lic welfare, it commissions at least 20G pirates to sail the financial seas, live on special privileges, get inter est on what ther owe and double in terest on what they invest. No doubt the guiding head in all this thinks that he has his hand on fifty more communities" who will hereaf ter be sub jfet to the rule of Wall street, while the republican party rules. These cor pcrations will each turn over to the trusteeship of the secretary of the treasury 25,000 worth of bonds and immediately receive back $25,000 in national bank notes which they will proceed to loan to the people and at tne same time draw interest on the! bonds from the United States, which interest you and I will have ta pay The banker gets the whole graft and wc get nothing. These 250 pirates and all others gt anted letters of marque to prey upon mankind, have been promoted from "captains of industry" to the rank of admirals, by a new order is- sved which makes every bank. a sub treasury for the deposit of public funds. The banks have at last re gained every privilege which Jackson vienched from them in his hard fought battles. The old United States bank which he overthrew, has been ro-established with many additional privileges. . Under these circumstances isn't there room for a people's party and a Peoples party press? NoT, one man , in a million will, know what was done at Washington last week. THE SOUTH FOR GORMAN Where the southern democracy has gone to may be judged from the fol lowing editorial from the pen of Clark Howell in the Atlanta Constitution. Mr. Howell says: '.'Senator Gorman's staunch dem ocracy; his splendid capabilities; his knowledge of men and meas ures gained through long experi ence in political life, ought to make him satisfactory to all elements in the party. . "As yet nobody knows whether - the man from Maryland will be a candidate for the nomination in the sense, of seeking1 it, but the present trend ' of democratic thought is plainly in his direc tion. Conditions seem to be ar guing strongly the nomination of Gorman." . As Senator Gorman is a protectionist of the most pronounced type, a gold standard man, and so influenced by tne railroads that he opposes any isth mian canal whatever, one is inclined ti ask what has become of the prin ciples of the Kansas City platform which Mr. Howell and all the south so enthusiastically supported?. In whac particular does Mi. Gorman differ from any other republican that the south should be so enthusiastic for h;m? " :. '' - "" . HOW THEY DO IT The New York Sun scores the American Bar association in columns of savage writing ("savage" is the correct adjective) for saying in the resolutions of that body that "we cannot, therefore, rely on natural forces, on natural laws of supply and demand or on economic considerations to limit the growth of modern combi nations." The Sun denounces these lawyers as socialists. The Sun is owned by J. Pierpont Morgan. The readers of that paper peruse its col umns under the impression that it is a public journal fairly presenting facts and expressing .unbiased opinions. While Morgan owns the Sun, yet it is not different from other papers. They are all owned by the same gangthe writing in them is all of the same dis hrnest and corrupt kind. Plutocracy l as held this government by means of a plutocratic .press. That i3 how they do it Is it not time that those who oppose plutocracy should devise some plan to get papers representing their views into the hands of the people? GO OUR OWN WAY George E. Brown, editor and Mr. n anager of the Hastings Public Jour nal,1 in. a letter to the editor of The Independent has the following to say: "I never thought 'fusion' the proper thing, but when we got into it, the Journal., has. , always ,-. been loyal and never turned a democrat down, but we have had many pops turned down by the democrats and I consider tha some of the ringsters in the democratic party just as tricky as those In the republican party and the rank and file of the democrats are just as much op posed to it as the rank ana file of th topulist party, but we have been too lenient and laid our men down too fre quent to please some of the democrats v ho have come into our party for the lurpose of leading our conventions and who always prefer to support the democrats rather-than the populist3 therefore I take great interest in th Denver proceedings and The Indepen dent as neither have or desired to shut out any reformer, no matter wh party he has affiliated with. I always thought when Towne was turned down we ought then to have gone our own way." Mr. De France, the associate editor of The Independent, has been forced to lay off for a few days for repairs Being a first class accountant, a statistician and knowing how to use libraries he has been made the pack horse for the whole party, for years Whenever information was wanted and documents at the state house were to be examined, articles in old news papers were to be found or any other work was to be done that required skill, patience, hard work and learn ing, De France has always been called upon to do it. Overtaxed nerves at last revoltedand he has gone otf over to Illinois or somewhere else , so that he can be clear of newspapers, tele graphs, articles on socialism and sin gle tax and the money question and forget a desk piled high with unan swered letters and unexamined corre spondence. It is probable that he wil be back in a few days to begin anew the old grind again. As soon as tne big boom is over the revenue receipts will begin to de crease, in fact they have already be gun to fall off, decreasing for the first ten days of this month over ?1,000. 000. After a while the government will want that $154,000,000 which Shaw has deposited in the banks. How is he going to get it? If he draws it out the, banks will "bust" The pet banks in New York will be the last ones called upon. The fool bankers in the west that have been applying for deposits will have to furnish what they have first The wise western banker has never applied for government de posits. . Rockefeller's $50,000,000 income is constantly invested and we see him continually buying up banks, rail roads, industrial plants, iron and coal mines. Twenty-five years from now. because his income is ever increasing. there will be room for nobody else if the thing go 3 on as it has been going fci the last twenty-five years. It will rot be very long before the warnings against the power of money which The Independent has been giving will be appreciated. The young men now who so gaily talk of "standing pat" will, unless something is dene to de stroy the trusts and abolish special privileges, find that Rockefeller's son i the one who teaches a Sunday schor owns the world and that they only iive by his gracious permission. It is somewhat amusing for the calm, sane man to watch a socialist get excited, talk about the proletariat, economic . determinism, science and tlings of that sort when be does not know the meaning of one of the terms he uses. Most of them think that if hey can a thing scientific, that set tles it Everything Is science these days from a fist fight to treating a atient three thousand miles away by mind transference. A teacher asked aboy in the pubMc schools who won the battle of New Orleans, and the boy promptly answered: "Corbett. ' The teacher, somewhat surprised, ex claimed: "How is that?" The boy replied: "'Cause Corbett had the most science." , The cattlemen are going to put up a packing plant of their own and, they think that in that way they can fight the meat trust. After they get their plant established, what are they going to do , about transportation? They don't seem to have thought of that. The railroad directors and managers are all more or less interested in the meat trust! and they will see to it that rebates enough are given to knock out the cattlemen. Perhaps after these cattlemen have sunk a few millions In ihat useless effort, they will come in to the populist party and help settle this meat trust question In the only way it can be settled and that is by government ? ownership and operation of the railroads. It takes some men a long time 0JnysanytnInS' 1 - The reporting of the state fair. -by. the Star was so well done that The Independent cannot refrain from com mending it. Tha- countless superla tives which have heretofore been the distinguishing feature of Lincoln re porters were eliminated as well as sifkly attempts at humor. The were all told in such good, well ar ranged sentences that It was a pleasure to read the account of the greatest agricultural show in the history of Ne braska. The descriptive writing giv ing an account of the performance cf tht great trotting horse, Cresceus, when he made a new world's record, was an especially fine bit of reportorial work. The boasted liberty that the Taft government has given to the people of the Philippines can be surmised from reading an item in the Manila Fieedom. The editor says: "There was a time when we prayed long and earnestly for a civil government. Those were the days of our cubhood when we did not know what was good for us. Today we are as earnestly praying for a military regime again, and even General Otis to head it. Nineteen hundred and three knows far mere than did eighteen ninety-nine. ' Bostonese, which The Independent is sometimes blamed for not using, is not only a hard language to learn, but has some very queer words in it TaJ e the following from the Springfield Re publican as an example: "Butsnoth ing can be done, that would not in flame and worsen a very delicate con dition of affairs." That word "wors en Vis true uostonese, ana is not cat alogued7 in any other language. - - It has been four years since we sub jugated 'the Philippine islands and the much-vaunted profits which were to follow that commercial venture are all on the wrong, side of the ledger. We send to the islands men and ships and cash to pay their- wages v and to feed and clothe them. That causes an ex port trade that the statisticians at Washington parade - before the world and say: "Behold our trade with our new possessions!" We could greatly increase that trade by sending another hundred thousand more of Americans ever there and then ship them their food and, clothing. The financial wis dom of that Fort of trade could be just as easily defended as the efforts to "capitalize prosperity." The city of Windes, England, is fur nishing its inhabitants with all the gas they want at 32 cents per thousand feet for light a.d cooking purposes and 28 cents a thousand for power. The city has owned and operated the plant ever since 1867. Gas can be manufactured in this country at less cost than it can anywhere in Englanl. But the mullet heads would rather pay a private corporation $1.25 per thou sand feet than have the city furnish it to them at less than half that cost They are made that way an 3 can't help t, so it is no use feeling hard toward them. During the whole civil war, out of the 2.213.465 individual officers and soldiers, only 391 committed suicide and the number of the insane was so sn.'all that no record was made. Com pare that with the suicide and In sanity ' that resulted from that In fernal war in the Philippines! And what did we ever gain by it? Excessive funeral expenses are one of the hardest things that fall to the ct of the poor. In Europe the burden ui,on the poor has grown to so great an extent that a general protest is made against it It seems to be worse a this country. Lord Salisbury saw the evil and suffering that it brought to the poor and provided in hte will that his funeral should not cost over $100. It is said that the actual amount expended was $70. A Boston girl has announced that the president refused a flag which she ad worked vith her own hands, 'the president declaring that he would re- eive no presents. That, however, does not. seem to apply to gifts from cor porations. . He will still accept gifts of whole railroad trains, including pal ace cars and sleepers, whenever of fered, if he wants to go on a journey. Patronize our advertisers. HEADACHE THE ROOT OF THE MATTER, Ho Cared Himaolf of Mrfima 8iuieh TroabU, bjr Gelling Duwu to First ;'. .-.y Frlnetplaa a man of large auairs in one of our i-rominent eastern cities by too close attention to ousiuess, too little exercise and too many club dinners, finally be gan to pay nature's tax, levied in the term of chronic stomach trouble; the failure of his digestion brought about a nervous irritability making it Im possible to apply himself to his dally bi sines3 and finally deranging the Kidneys and heart In his own words he says: "I con sulted one physician after another and etch' one seemed to understand my case, but all the same they each failed to bring about the return of my for mer digestion, appetite and vigor. For two years I wen- from pillar to post, from one sanitarium to anotLer, I t'ave up smoking, I quit coffee and even renounced my daily glass or two cf beer, but without any marked im provement. "Friends had often advised me to try a well known proprietary medicine, Stuart's Dyspepsi Tablets, .nd I had otten perused the newspaper adver tisements of the remedy, but never took any stock la advertised medicines lor could believs a fifty-cent patent e edicine would touch my case. ' "To make a long story snort I final ly bought a couple of packages at the hi arest drug store and took two or three tablets after each meal and oc casionally a tablet between meals, when I felt any feeling of nausea or discontent "I was surprifed: at the end of the, . first week to note a marked Improve ment in my appetite and general health and before the two packages were gone I was certain that Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets was going to cure completely and they . did not disap point me. l ean eat and sleep and en joy , my coffee and cigar and no one woiud suppose I had ever knovn the horrors of dyspepsia. "Out of friendly curibsit;' I wrote to the proprietors of the remedy ask ing for information as to what the tablets' contained and they replied that the principal ingredients were aseptic pepsin (government test), malt diastase - . J J. t A JI if.. T I 1 cam inner iiiuurai uiKesuves, wnicu digest food regardless of the condition cf the stomach." The root of the matter is this, the digestive elements contained in Stu art's Dyspepsia Tablets will digest the ft od, give the o- -worked stomach a chance to recuperate and th nerves and whole system receive the nour ishment which can only come from food; stimulants and nerve tonics never give real strength, they give a ficti tious strength, irvariably followed by reaction. Every drop of blod, every nerve and tissue is manufactured from our daily food, and if you can insure iH prompt action and complete liges- tion by the regular use of so good anl wholesome a remedy as Stuart's Dys pepsia Tablets, you will have no need of nerve tonics and sa'itariums. Although Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets have been in the market only a few years yet probably every druggist in the United States, Canada and Great Britain now sells them and considers tbem the most popular and successful cf any preparation for stonach trou ble. Plumbing and Heatibg Esflrrate Firni:hd J.C.COX 1; 33 Forth i4th 5lreet, I inco'n.Keb. COLUMBIA NATIONAL BANK ! ! I I OF LINCOLN, NEBRASKA. Capital, $iootooo.oo Surplus, 14,000.00 Deposits, 1,350,000.00 OFFICERS John B. Wright, President J. H. Westcott, Job. Samuels, P. L. Hall, W. B. Rtons, 1st Vice Pres. 2d Vice Pres. Cashier Asst. Cashier Tiio Hotel Talton ' i 1616 O CTItlKT, the beat and most convenient low priced house ia the cty. 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