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DECEMBER 24, 1903.
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT II t9J!f9VJW99V99999!S99H999999-9999mmm9999999999999999'0 A. T 1 4- NEWS OF THE WEEK! A Weekly Resume of the Really Vital News by the Editor . W The grand jury at Omaha returned an even 100 indictments, running from United States senator down to boot legers -for selling whisky to the Ind ians and every one of the indicted were republicans. Vote 'er straight. Stand pat. The government has paid to the friars in the Philippines 17,250,000, or $18 an acre for their lands. That Cbtms to be a pretty good price for nee paddies, timber and swamps. , It is said that when the friar3 get their gold they will decamp and shake the mud of the Philippines from their feet. Christmas trade this year is not nearly so large as last year. One of the great fads now is Indian bead work for Christmas presents. White women are at it making belts, neck laces and watch fob bead work. Elite society is everywhere adopting an other Indian custom. Women are go in& bare-headed. It is said that in "the eastern cities they ride in the street cars bare-headed by the score on their way to the theatres and places of amusement. bia has landed troops on an island near Panama and the railroads and steamship lines are besieging the quartermaster general for contracts to transport troops. If a war was forced just at the present time on the little republic of Colombia, it would make a campaign issue In which the presl dent would have to fight against great odds. The death rate among the colored children in the alleys of Washington is 457 in every thousand, being the highest death rate known anywhere in the world. Washington is the home oi plutocrats and is a city of mansions and misery. No one votes in Wash ington. It is governed by a "commls elrn appointed by congress. It is the noei beautiful city in the world and la it is hidden away the greatest hor rors' on earth. Mr. Bryan has been in Russia dur ing the last week. The papers say that he had an interview lasting four teen hours with Tolstoi and also a long conversation with the czar. Bry an questioned the czar about the edu cational system of Russia and the czar proved well posted with all the details of it. The coinage commission has at last come out with a plain, undiluted pro position to coin silver at the ratio of 32 to 1. The Independent declared more than a year ago that that was the aim of those eminent gentlemen who during two presidential cam paings declared that bimetallism was Impossible. They are now all for bi metallism themselves. The dishonesty of these 'men who made the gold standard arguments for the politicians and Wall street crowd during the last two presidential campaigns, is now very apparent. Governor Taft is now on his way home from the Philippines. He will succeed Secretary Root as secretary of war about the first of February. The sultan has apologized for the attack by the police on the American consul at Alexandrette and the Stren uous One will not at present wage war along the eastern shore of the Mediterranean sea. One of the coal companies in the anthracite region has cut wages 10 per cent in direct violation of the agieement made with the Roosevelt commission and it is said that the other companies .will soon follow. There is a great row always when a llor union violates an agreement ar rived at by arbitration, but so far none of the great dailies have had anything to say about the anthracite coal trust doing that same thing. It is estimated Jn Washington that Mark llanna put up the worst Job on KooKovelt ever played by one politic Jan on another when he induced him to go Into this Panama busings In the mariner that wa:i adopted. CH.rt. Rev. Dr. J. E. Vance of Chicago, in preaching upon the increase in crime last Sunday said: "There Is no dif ference in principle beljveen holding up a nation for $1,000,000 at the mouth of a pipe line and holding up an in dividual at the muzzle of a gun lor what he has on his person. The man who is looked o;n as the most success ful man in this country is, in the last analysis, a gambler or highway rob ber. He is not even a creator of mon ey, much less of manhood, but a high way bandit who has held up produc ers and public for millions. The hero o"! boys used to be Napoleon. We have made little progress in Christianity when the hero of the boys of today is John D. Rockefeller or J. Pierpont Morgan." Our readers will recognize that is the same gospel that The Inde pendent has been preaching so long. Senator Hoar's speech last week in the United States senate against the Rooseveltian way of making Panama treaties and appointing ministers plenipotentiary and envoys extraor dinary without authority of congress has again centered the eyes of the peo ple upon the Massachusetts senator. Since the days of Daniel Webster, Massachusetts has had but two sena tors who have measured up to the olu Bay State standard, Sumner and Hoar. Both of them had no hesitancy in attacking their own party when they thought it was going wrong, but there is this difference between them: Hoar stands by his party and votes er straight, however much he may think it wrong, and Sumner had no hesitancy in leaving the party and voting against it, both in the senate arid at the polls,' when he conscien tiously differed with it. In the opin ion of The Independent, the greater of these two is Senator Sumner. Rockefeller and his influence is iust at present a subject of conversation not only in Nebraska, but erenerallv throughout the United States. More- field Story, in speaking of him, says: "The lawlessness of the Standard Oil company weakens the protection of property throughout the land." There can be no manner of doubt concerning that fact. The treaty with China recently con firmed by the senate opens to trade two cities which are not now, and very likely will never will be, under the control of China for they are in Manchuria and a Russian governor presides over them. This opens very fair prospects of a disagreeable af fair with Russia. Great is the Hay diplomacy. Uncle Mark Hanna "he still lay low and say nuffin'." GREEN GABLES Th Op. ftnj. F. Duttty SANATORIUM. Yot Irrtlntrnl of rn-frou iltM-mur, ! of wonu-n, rlirunmtlMn, n. in mrlall tu.n contw ti n (!!-, Alt I lti mi l tlnm. c rrt'RU uw'til tit tn alMn tu el ), k ! nil ant liyli-l rtilltire. I .U U l Up t, f'Ul,,,l " liiiltilly tuHtttlitit niiAii rtuiii In tb MrL Write lur Dp. UenJ. F. Oallty Sanatorium, Lincoln, Nebraska. The president of the united broth erhood of teamsters denies that the striking union in Chicago is Interfer ing with funerals or picketing the houses where funerals occur. He says that the whole thing was concocted by the. liverymen's association and the pickets were posted by that associa tion in order to bring the union into difgrace. It is positively declared that no union men have Interfered with funeral. The drivers have simply struck and quit work, making a de mand for 12 a day and twelve hours' work. The minremo court of the state of Missouri in order to set the chief hood- 1T free reversed two fr.rtner- decisions mado on exactly the came polut. It U amioiwted that Captain Drey fus H at ht to Jt fully vindicated nnd appointed to hsh military rank. In coni!ctin with that matter all thouj-hu win return to Zola, who made the hrnvt fkht almost alone. Arror.UrR to ihf Hallway Age the total railway mlb-age of the I'nltcd FtMte on January 1. Itwi, will be ?',.. mi!w. tho jrH rit ytar having nddd 5,71 milt h. The railroad will li ahl to icr:a thtlr r rrnu. Won In the TnlU'iJ Slateu terttt and tin utate IcgUlattum iomUUuM by next year. Every 100 miles of new railroad means another corporation legislator. Bonds and Mortgages announces that the "syndicate and flotation craze" has finally closed. Even the wreckage has been gathered ud. The "capitalizing of prosperity" has come to a final end, and that end is Just what The Independent said it would be. Webster County Commenting on the "Curiosities of the Election," Editor J. P. Hale of the Red Cloud (Neb.) Nation says that al though 2,380 electors voted for county treasurer, yet only 2,193 voted for su preme Judge, showing that 187 did not care to vote for the latter office. Fifty four also neglected to vote for distric Judge. In addition to this, he esti mates that 250 electors did not come to the polls at all, making about 437 in the county who did not vote for supreme judge. "This condition largely prevailed inrougnout tne state," he continues. "The Nation trusts that no campaign will be suffered to pass in this mode again. A campaign without public meetings, without oral discussion of tne issues, serves no useful purpose. I ne candidates might as well be chos en by lot as by a still hunt or per sonal solicitation. It is onlv the ram paign which arouses the attention of tne voter, which excites his interest in Ideas, which wins him by the advoc acy of principles of government, that does any service to the public good. Oral discussion is the pre-requisite to intelligent voting. When the political parties allow an election to occur without such discussion, it looks as if iney naa notning meritorious to Dre- sent to the people. So far as the pop ulist party in this countv is con cerned, we trust such a campsign of suence and indifference will never be permitted again." An Inconsistent Socialist An old-time subscriber of The Inde pendent Who. as he Drofesses rn he- lieve, has "progressed into socialism," every now and then writes us a letter marked "personal," which usually con tains some caustic comment which r too good to be hidden away unpub lished. The Independent will not give nis name or address: Editor Independent: You rpmind me most forcibly of such "reform" pa pers as the New York Evening Post and the SprUigfleld Republican. You 1 A Jt snow up me aamnameness of condi tions which confront us: but vou hav no remedy save the populist party. xou are a rerormer Instead of a revolutionist. You cannot reform a eosrjel of Rent. Interest and Profits. It is impossible. You are primarily an orsran of ih farmers. Indeed, you are primarily, seconuaruy, and tertiarily an organ of the farms. You are an orean of the small farmers, of the individual larmers. You are not an organ of the 10,000, 20,000 and 30,000-acre farmers. You also remind me of the labor unions. You don't believe in attack- ng fundamentals. You'd worrv alone trying to usher in state socialism, while the farmer would still be at the mercy of the capitalists. By the way, I haven't yet seen a review of Simons' "American Farm er." What did you think of It, any how? Honor bright, now! SOCIALIST AND LABORER. (The Independent of June 4. 190.1. page, 5, contained a two-column no nce or Mr. Simons' "American Farm er." Think of it? Whv It is a lnk that merits a careful reading by every popuusi. u contains a mass of valu able information. But it by no means follows that the conclusions of Mr. Simons are well drawn. He expects ne American farmer to read hla hook. bo convinced by Its logic, and align himself with tho proletarian nnrtv although himself not a member of tho proletariat. That's tho rankest kind of idealism and the very opposite of the materialism upon which modern socialism Is founded. Suppose we gram mac the "historic mixtion" of the waRP-workers nally h to usher In the ro-operatlvo commonwealth l.v c-apturlns the political marhlnery of sovrriwiu. wnat tin that to do with the farmer, who lit not a wnc worfcrr and who hot eviitnliil through the 'Ettrplua nm" formula? How ran he toomt "da fns loua" and alljjn hlrtmlf with a (laj party o wrm n r ue not heions? "NMlalUt and laborer" Id rorrert The tndr-ptndvnt 1$ a refotmer and not a revolutionist; but It l not ready to arrejd final Mr. x Ullat nd La. born' Ij-se dUrt that "you cannot reform a hh.j u( rent, interest and profit." 'that may be hi opinion to which he is surely entitledbut It Is not the opinion of The Independent. Yes, "primarily, secondarily and tertiarily," The Independent IS an or gan of the farmers. Why shouldn't It be? - Agriculture and manufacturing are the two great industries of Ameri ca. The Independent can't represent both because they have conflicting Interests. Yes, and an organ of the small farmers, too, because they are the only ones that count. Y6ur ten, twenty and thirty thousand-acre farm ers are few and far between, and most of them are men whose real interests lie with manufacturing; who "farm" as an avocation and not as a vocation. If the fundamentals of socialism are correct, and if the various socialist parties really advocate socialism, then, they must work out the "historic mis sion" of the wage-workers through the wage-workers. The farmers cannot be expected. to help. But if these parties are advocating simply a radical pop ulism, they have no reason for exist ence, because there is now a people's party that fills the bill. Associate Editor.) Cancers Cured Why suffer pain and death from cancer? Dr. T. 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