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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT FEBRUARY 25, 1904. The Iroquois Firs Editor Independent: The chief cause for the horrible disaster In the Iroquois theatre is land speculation. Land, speculation makes land dear. Especially is tnis so of site iu large cities . in loca! ions appropiiate fcr theatres, and builders instead of sur rounding playhouses with open al leys on all four sides for exbts are forced to wedge them in among other buildings in orcter to use as : small Ites as possible. Thia natutally re- fluces the space for exits and tnerefore makes the theatres more dangerous in case of fire. This is one reason why land speculation should be de- slroyed. Land speculation not alone maices 1 ,1 ,3- tl.nnfa fllfL hilt it iriceTf all ES purposes. Dear land results in high rents for land owners, :ow wages tor workingrnen ana low interest or prof- lis for business men. These small piofits which today re- il. main lor uio average uubiucm mau v., a,i nihT- ilttci Villa aucbuiauic iwt miu vvv expenses are paid account for the fail- ure on the part of the managers of cm Iroquois theatre to install the necessary safeguards required by the city ordinances, resulting in the enor- mous loss of life. Land speculation a .i mon tn mn ,n,i nfrn rHmmai nron. omy in order to save themselves from -loss or even bankruptcy. That this is true is proved conclu sively by the fact that immediately afcer the fire all theatres in the city were' ordered to close because the ownars or manigers had practiced the same criminal economy as the man agers of the Iroquois. It is, therefore, of the greatest Im portance to tbe business world that land speculation which is rcFpouii ble for the conditions should be de stroyed. But why did not the clt"; officials close-up tha theatres before the flie in the Iroquois? Why did ihey close them after the fire? I? the theatres violated city ordinances aftci the fire It is reasonable to assume that they ftlso violated them before the fire. Why were not. the laws enforced? Most of the people know tn answer. City governments, as a rule, are cor rupt from top to bottom and Chicago Is by no means an exception. This corruption of city officials is one, of the worst and most dangerous Cash Income $344,773.76 Net Ledger Assets December3i, 1903, P67t954.lO-SurpIus f4 934.66 New Business $2,528,87 MET GAIN IN ASSETS $1 13,767.87 Bonds and First Mortgages Deposited With State $100,450. Business in . ' ' Force December' 31, 1903, - i ; - . $6,911,500. What does the thoughtful reader think of, the big figures in the head lines? Where does he suppose the concern is located which nrodnees inemi' ine wen Known, aggressive and successful . institution which A-1 A . MM. makes the splendid showing hinted at in the headlines is a western corpora tion organized in 1897 to give the west a flduHarv nrcATilt!rn f whi h u a;miUCiary Organization OI Wnivh It may be proud: it is the best aJvw. t!sed corporation doing buslr-. j west of the Mississippi river, and is the BANKERS RESERVE LIFE. u W1ujauy Hmm up-iu-uaie me insurance ixillcies on selected risks in the fircat health belt ' only, ami hme H death - 1!)03 were ..I.- w,.,n ' . a., .ivm.mviuu,; IU, tJ.W'U. UB IUM OiSl oay oc iwemoer it had on hand in tosh, la bonds and other forms of as- stb I20fi.7il.tifl Tiih n ri.rv iini.il. itv nf h,. tii'-"f ..i, . ty of but $ll., 27. leaving thu young Uml reserve company. with a iufplua of s:t.PS4.Cu, ana a n. iioniso.N, puksuiknt, Mpher UntI.ir, than H icmi titors. On the 311 i!ny of ivmnlwr thU r markatlo joung tompany ta4 & fw thousand ahort of $T,fHH,(Ki) of th l-t rUI vr written In f.rp, 'the- rompmy iut imn It UA viurlng lil a tM i In ngr.ri'iut amoiiul At rhU l7,t at nn exr n;e whl. h evll3 confronting the people today. For, had the hnilding inspectors done their duty -the terrible holocaust; in the Iroquois would probablw have been avoided. But what is it that causes city offi cials to become grafters?. It is the fear of poverty, due to the general scarcity of jobs. Jobs are hard to get everywhere, that is, good jobs, henause the holdias: of land out of use through speculation makes land dear and therefore more mmcuii ior meu to et access to it in oraer to empioy themselves it tney wisn io. rum juu is notning Din an opporiuimy w v- ply labor to land, jods wunoui muu are impossible, no iana means no jobs, poor land, poor jods, ooa wuu, good jods. we have plenty oi gooa iana in im countr7and" whenever we make up " our minds that this land is meant fcr use and not for ..speculation we will adopt the single tax. The adoption of the single tax will positively put an end to land speculation; no sane .in juw. t,j uiau wm uisyuio w. ao o t,,rni nr.nsAnnflnr.ft lard val- no vi v . - . ues will take a slump without the least chance of a revival. Theatre builders will no longer wedge the- atres in among other buildings in or- Oer to save valuable space. With all the opportunity of nature thrown ,m man tmnA inha win hp.- m nientifn!. The fear of poverty which lmbrutes and imbitters men and corrupts their morals will forever be abolished. . The absolute certainty of getting a good Job after his politicial job comes to an end the city official will cease to be a grafter, His conscience, his honor, his self-respect will once more assert themselves, which -are now crushed and smothered. v - Business men will be able to trans- act their business on the square. With the drop in the price of land their profits must increase because rents will go1 down. Taking ,"11 these facts into consideration, it appears that the responsibility for the loss of life in the Iroquois rests not alone upon the management of the theatre and the city inspectors, wno have aone ncm ing but ;what most of us would have done had we been in their places. but far more upon those who apologize for this institutionland speculation the curse of mankind. . I CULLMAN, Jr. Chicago, 111. A Texas View Editor Independent: I have been asked by one of the most firm and reliable of the Old Guard of Populism in Texas, T. M. Woodal of Gonzales county, to express congratulations on the prospect of the renewal of effort for such refoims " as the conditions seem to demand. Personally I had feared that be cause of the sa? erfects of the attempt at fusion in the last canvass there was little hope for the party In the future, even while the conditions which called the party into existence are as strenuous as ever. These con ditions ' aro not as evident now as four years ago, from the fact that they are 'overshadowed by new issues which are occupying the attention of the people to the exclusion of previous questions Herein lies the danger Capital knows that if the Deonle are allowed been under consideration sine: green back times, the cry for reform will be come intensified to suca a degree as to defy opposition. All the demo cratic talk on the Panama canal is Simply to klfl Roosevelt as a possible . ..i.m,,. ,,,i w w i ir".r. direction Republicans dislike to have their T1 T C,T' Y ,nvesu1KatPC, f,s 10 I Inn r ofrOPT (In ton crnnoral ftnm! tlnrm q( the country As between republicanism and dew 0( rac'y tn,"re nothing to ctnose, so . (VVtirn9 U1.e iuniiamui Prin wh,4'l I'oytilism deems cninent I y lj.1portant. It seems that the average citizen is k blinded by what looki to the casual observer ns great prosperity that he can't take a bwad view of the situa tlon. ,t wt t,0 a Jong tine to at compllsh tho rwulta have In con- tcmplatlon. with j.arty and flnandal opiHMitton arrays aj;al.u.t is. I have leen In Ihla movrrprnt 3ltu th Kivntmk oranlt.ttlon yH aw not discount !, ftr th p-h l nre rnllsj inon:, which lmtk to nwro Uiousht tu will rtaviU fvenlually in imr.t uvUtuic nttion. 8. V, I .V. UAUON. I IJU Ollt "' lUfiAt. HUMI lUUtl. II a It 1 fc.-t Mtaka l,r t ftkii.a ka ltrt kiHl Praises Barker Editor Independent: I am pleased at the course and responses our politi cal friends are making and am well convinced populism is by no means dead.. . ' I enclose my sample ballot marked as per directions. The long list to select from is surely ample. You ob serve I marked but three, and think that is probably one more than nec essary! I mark Hon. Wharton Barker (1), Hon. Thomas E. Watson (2), J. H. Ferriss (3). I think thia is one more than I should mark, although I have the privilege to mark fourteen. I vote for but one, viz: Hon. Wharton Bark er. We each have our choice of good S lJ?!?JrSS?t S J""1 SSft" f t, Pt of C. Q. D France who has matter in char to register the . ,.,, iVia My reason for having or placing the iion. wnarton. Barker first as mv nrofaratiA, t i . , , , Preference is that through the last n . r , , ' J.eara him closely 'politically) than any "i0 1 fmd the sacrifices he " many uuruens ne nas borne simply because he would rather Je light than be president,-did he taKe up the populist banner which had Dcen trampled in the mire and trailed In the dust of diffusion until there were but a few tatters scattered to and fro over the land left as a sem blance of the once glorious populist party. For the asking, aye! for the ac ceptance of the office, Hon, Wharton T 1 m . . . - , . . writer couia nave n ad tne teat tno ,republican party had to give; he was one of the old school of republicans, and rather than sacrifice his prin- ,cIPIes tor a treasuryship:in the, g. o. P- casts ni3 , 101 witn mat party, or remnant of a party, that hab:; the prin- clples of the immortal Lincoln and asr jsociatcd with such lights as Sumner and. Stevens, and Others of the infant republican party. 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