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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT EZPTElIEm 17. 1SG3. H. L. Keene, Canton, Mont. 8. K. Lewis, Parnell, Mo. C. E. Leiter, Drew, Mich., Frank D. Lyford. Campton Village, I. LrcuGru, GlenTille, O. ..-:,;-I.t Geo. D. Liddle, Providence, R. I. Jos. La Mere, Minneapolis, Minn. - v ' James McGraw, West Almond, ;N. Y. A lvaJlackey, Palmyra, Mich. Harry McCarty, touncy, Pa. A. J. McBrlde, Paterson, N. J. Geo. McMullen, Hooversville,. Pa. Jd. D. Morse, Hickman Mills. Mo.: J. H. Millet, Lead City, S. D. Frank R. Moore, Flashing, L. J., N.Y. Geo. J. Menger, Palmyra, Mol J no. Monroe, Memphis, Mo. W. F. Mantz, Mayville, N. D. "Wm. Maxwell, Khightstown. Ind. Jacob Nicholson, El Reno, Okla. H. W. Noren, Allegheney, Pa. 826 Federal fitrc.t. W. J. Nix. Forsythe, Mont. . John Parson, Hillsboro. Ore. -Ed. Pickering, West Milton, O. P Pearson, Silver City, la. G. W. Phifer, Findlay, O. Leslie Prltner, Calumet, Okla. W. H. Peterson. Custer, S. D. Jas. S. Paton. Riverside, Cal. , . S. F. Paul, Ely, Nev. L. A. Polk, Ensor, Tenn. S. E. Penn, Lebanon, Ore. Henry Roeder, Evansville, Ind. Jesse Ruland, N. Springfield, Pa. John Rose, Mattawan, Mich. R. H. Reemelin, Cincinnati, 0. John T. Rawlins, Buffalo,- Mo. T. D. Reed, Miola, Pa. Wm. Reaghard, Miola, Pa. "Suppressed" by request, Phila., Pa. . Wm. - Spalding, Murray, Idaho. : W. Stephenson, Moorefield, Neb. Stephen Shaw, Tompkins Corners,N.Y. A. Shufelt, Ashburn, Mo. E. T. Smith,- Castleton, N. Y. -W. G. Spencer, Thomaston, Conn.; W. H. H. Scott, Reno, Nev. A H. Stegall, De Land, Fla.. Wm. Sage, Holmesville, N. Y. J Lars Talberg,, Rfrmey, Minn. J. C. Vincent, Zio , Ore. W. D. Vest-l, Custer, S. D. Edw. S. Wilkins, Moscow, Vt R. A. Wynn, Marion, Ala. Scott Whitney. Hunter, Okla. Jas: W. Way, New London, Pa. S .S. Wallace, Plue Hill Falls, Me. Thos P. Withers, Monett, Mo. L. S. Wheeler, Ferndale, N. Y. B. F. Yocum, Rochester, 0. Arthur F. Mullen of Holt county fc&ys: "Present indications are that Jvdge Sullivan will have 300 majority in this county." BiCELOW'S SERMONS Xtr. Dean Hopes They May be Published In Book Form ' ' - . ' ' Editor Independent: Could you in r'ferm me if the writings of the Rev. Herbert S. Bigelow are to be had in book or pamphlet form? If all homes . throughout our land could be supplied vith his sermons and writings, it sure ly would be a God-send to a so-called free country. And if this world could tring to light many more such men for the pulpit, ths pitible sight would -be done away with of those who can not speak out, and take the hypocrisy, D-vine right, commercial greed cov ering from nations and individuals. It's no matter what our political and religious creeds may be, but those who love right and justice cannot help but love and cherish such noble minds as Herbert S. Bigelow. --i,'.- - . ..V -r- rt TVIST -,. V. o. iin-Am. - Delhi, N. Y. . (The Independent is not advised as to, what will be done with Mr. Bige low's sermons. Mr. Dean has sug gested something, however, which ought to be done they should be col lected in book form and given wide circulation. The world admires a manly man like Fiffelow but he is only one in a thousand. When we consider that most preachers are dependent for their "living upon their congregations; that in all wealthy communities, the rich ve the preacher his bread and butter and promptly shut off the source of supplies if he says anything to of fend them we ought not to be so ' much surprised that there are not more Bigelows, but the marvel is that there are any. Of course, one man like Bigelow is more powerful tnan the 999 who preach for their bread and butter and truckle to Mammonbut before we condemn tbem too harshly, let us ask ourselves what we would do if in their place. Ed. Ind.) GET AN EDUCATION. There is nothing so valuable to a young man or woman as a good busi ness education, l nave a scnoiarsnip for sale at a ba-gain, good for a full course In one of the best buriness col leges In the country a splendid op portunity to secure a good education at a small expense. Address J. R. Farris, 1452 0 st, Lincoln, Neb. z Tlio Jo-oporaiiua jBommonnoQlth. Hon. Bradford Peck, president of the Co-operative Association of America, having headquarters at Lewiston, Me., is agitating the question of holding a national convention at Faneuil Hall, Poston, some time this fall, and is in viting signatures to an open letter ad dressed to the men and women of America, asking small contributions to a fund for defraying the necessary ex penses of the Feneuil Hall , meeting. In this open letter it is rscounted that "the wonderful discovery of the force and use of electricity, and, the ii.veption of powerful and productive n fcchinery has evolved a new economic condition in our national life by the unity of commercial - Industry into trusts and combines, and combination Las superseded individual effort." "These conditions," the letter con tinues, "are in line with the law of j evolution, and but the natural out come of a competition founded upon individual greed and war, manifested on the one hand by gigantic specula tive combinations controlling the means of production and distribution; wbile on the other hand is the mani festation of the federation of labor organization, composed of the larger part of the workers who furnish the necessary life energy for constructing and operating the vast industrial ma chinery controlled by capitalism. As a final result of such a condition we have reached a crisis in our national life, and it behooves every intelligent citizen to come forward .and help solve this mighty problem of labor and capital." " Evidently Mr. Peck does not take much stock in the "inevitability" . of the." co-operative commonwealth as preached, by Wilshlre and others, but hclds with such men as W. J. Ghent that we must be up and doing with all earnestness if 'we avoid the "benevo lent feudalism" now staring us in the fc.ee. ' .... ..' '..' ..- Mr. Peck has written "A. Forecast of the Coming Political Party," which will bear careful reading. .It" indi cates what he hopes will be the put- come of the Boston conference. He K3VS' ' ' ." j All great achievements are heralded by some mighty and powerful, dem onstration', as in the case of TRUTH n.anifested in the living Christ. The people were attracted by a voice cry ing out in the wilderness, announcing tfce coming of the wonderful Counselor, the veritable Prince of Peace. This living example awakened humanity to nobler aspirations, and through each sveceeding generation a column of de voted followers has been reared until at last the great multitude is awak ening to a recognition of the spiritual truths manifested by the self-sacrificing individuality whose consecrate! lives of daring all things, suffering every known persecution and even facing physical death that the law of evolution might revolve its progressive vay, and all of this has resulted In a new economic condition, and individ ual, effort has been superseded by com bination and concentration. The republican party was heralded by the. early abolitionists, whose voices were heard crying out in the wilderness, until finally the people were awakened by the manifestation of spiritual truth : and righteousness portrayed by the self-sacrifice of me individual for humanity, and as you know, this resulted in throwing off the yoke- of chattel slavery. Once again, wi hear the eound oi the mighty trumpet and on every hand throughout this broad land of ours, wp hear voices crying out In the wilderness, with the same manifesta tion of consecration for truth and righteousness, only that the call is louder and more extended than ever before known. They are calling you to awake and unite together for salva tion. No longer is it possible for In dividual, small business concerns to compete against the mighty combina tions, and there is but one alternative end-that is, to trust yourselves In a community of interests of the people by the people, and for the people. Let us then unite our forces into a nation? party that we may forever sweep away this accursed chaotic condition of com petition of individualism and capital ism which has led men to kill one an other and finally ending in self-destruction. Instead of man catering to individual greed, let us establish a sys tern of serving one another, all work inc for each ana each for all. The present mighty ana powerfu demonstration of unity of industry and federation Qf labor organizations has brought competition of individual cap! talism to its final death-struggle. On every hand can be seen the manifest thn of fear and suffering by the drawn and care-worn faces of individ ual manufacturers, merchants, bank ers and holders of inflated bonds and stocks. For these men thoroughly ap preciate the present dangerous condi tions. And they know full well that unless harmony can be maintained between employer and employe, their enterprises and - their securities will become worthless. The Wall street gamblers and promoters who have inflated.- the commercial body by over capitalization of industry, are likewise In deep trouble and sore distress, for the note of death has been sounded by their mighty chief, the great Caesar of finance. He has announced that the stock market Is suffering from undi gested securities. In other words, the commercial body has an acute attack of. indigestion caused by over-inflat ion and speculation. It was necessary that a mighty and powerful demonstration of organized udustry should be presented to the people in: order that they might re ceive the key for trusting themselves. The lesson of production and distri bution is a powerful economic one and will be adopted by the people in de- eloping their co-operative common wealth. The time has come for form- r.g a national party of American co operators for social democracy. THE PLATFORM. "Collective ownership of all rai1 roads, mines, and public utilities, with the- initiative and referendum man date, and woman suffrage, selecting for jublic servants persons who have dem ocstrated by their works, their fitness to serve. : '!.-' Will every reader who realizes the present critical condition of our na tional life,, kindly address letter of ex pression to Bradford Peek, president of the Co-operative Association of America, Lewiston, Me. Ut( Belt Wants to Know Editor Independent: A short study of socialist theories shows them to b? split in two, on conflicting ideas of how to reach their goal. One branch claim the best and sur est way is to oppose all measures look. mg toward relief from present condi tions, believing that - every injustice in law and commercial exchange, to the mass of-laboring people, . makes new converts to socialism. Such back action reasoning does not appeal to me in the least, in fact, I get a "feel ing from their logic as though it was an argument of plutocracy. And believe if monopolies have nothing to fear until this branch of socialism" gets converts enough to .take possession ot all branches of our government they certainly .have a long and .prosperous lilo" before them. The other branch ot socialism believe in advancing a step at a time until their ideal? shall be realized. This appears-to me to be a very sensible plan, My opposition to their plan 13 not founded on the arguments advanced, but rather on the points not covered If they believe in one step at a time, what will their nrst demand be? Will it be initiative and referendum, so that when a majority of the voters desire a law enacted they need not wait for reluctant legislators, or, when corrupt laws have been enacted they need nor suffer and plead helplessly for their repeal until some time when it suits the convenience of their oppressors'? When government ownership is about to be realized will our social i t friends favor confiscation? IT so, they will find the same class of gentlemen who furnished thirty million dollars (about four dollars for each vote se cured) to elect our last president, will furnish more if necessary,, to defeat any such proposition. If, however, it should be decided that the govern ment should buy all the industrie.3 which are to come under government control, who will set "the price and where will the money come from? How will the national debt be paid off? What kind of money will be in circulation under socialist rule and who will control the volume of it? These are questions which will be arked as soon as any voter gets inter ested in the principles of socialism, For may part I see no reason why should prefer socialism to the doc trines of Mr. Bryan's type of democ racy which were enunciated from a thousand platforms in language which a!! could understand and which left nothing unexplained. I believe the "paramount Issue" is the initiative and referendum as a stepping stone to other much needed reforms, the prin cipal one being the money question and I can see no reason why I should vote the socialist ticket, especially when I remember how the socialists'! marched sullenly by themselves In the two last presidential campaigns and were even, more pleased, if possible, by the defeat of the democratic party than were the republicans. - ' . r- GEORGE B. BOLT. , St. Louis, Mo. ' Pcf:!lin la trc Ycrk In the early years of populism the New York Independent was one of its severest critics, but gradually, year by year, the able writers for that pa per have been changing their opinions. t shows the immense strides that populism has made in the eleven years since it promulgated its first platform at Omaha. For any one to suggest the disorganization of the people's party and the affiliation of its members with, any other party is the supremest folly. Who would then be the fighters on the advance guard, battling for the pub ic -ownership of railroads and tele graphs? - Where would you then find any such economic discussions as con stantly appear in populist papers? No set of principles ever had such a growth since - free government was first instituted. , Is it not somewhat ef tonishing that a great paper like the New York Independent Bhould be found advocating some of the funda mental principles of populism in the modern Gotham of the world? But such is the fact, as the following ar ticle shows. In discussing the resolu tions passed by the American Bar as sociation, the Independent says: "Three possible means of controll- ir.g the so-called trusts were suggested by the committee of the American Bar association. One is by severe taxation; another is by further instate com merce laws, and a third is by govern ment assumption of the business of these trusts tha. is, by the extension of the socialistic features of our gov ernment. Of these the first, destruc tive taxation, saems oppressive and unfair. We doubt if it will be very ranch applied. The second provision, legislation for interstate commerce. ought certainly to be developed, The ii terstate commission has asked for further power. Railroads ought not to be allowed to give preferential rates which will foster , monopolies. -,f But it is to a certain extension of the third nethod, that of government assump tion of certain industries, that we look for speediest important control. The other nations of the world ' have set us the example, even the most con servative. We lag f ar , behind Great Britain or France Or Germany or Aus tria. Enormous combinations of rail roads and trolley lines are now being made here which would not be allowed abroad. Our government ought to hola those' means of transportation, which Lave " been the fosterers of unfair wealth. The same is true of the ex press business and of the lighting in dustry. This amount of socialism, al ready begun in the postoffice, is safe, und should be developed." DEAFNESS CANNOT BE CURED with LOCAL APPLICATIONS, as they cannot reach the seat of the disease. Catarrh is a blood or constitutional disease, and in order to cure it you must take internal remedies. 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