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FEBRUARY 25, 1904.
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT II Fffis Tradi and Pmi Editor Independent: Your issue of January 7 contains, among other val liable matter, a letter signed "Jno., S. ADe Hart." It treats of many matters, slavery, free .trade, currency, taxa tion, suffrage, but I am chicfily inter ested in. bis treatment of southern questions. When we have learned wisdom by experience most of the topics treated by the writer will find natural, easy adjustment. Intelligent suffrage will . deal with and adjust most vexed questions. But ihis sen tence in the letter attracts my atten tion and calls for reply:' "As negro slavery is dead, so is free trade or tariff for revenue only dead. The same amendments that killed slavery, will also kill free trade and tariff for revenue only True, a few of those who believed in slavery are still holding 'out against protection. But these few will. die. "Show me a man who believes in free trade, and I willshow.you one who believes in slavery, or used to Deiieve in it." Prior to the war between the states a considerable, number, probably a majority, of the thoughtful ones con sidered slavery an evil; but inasmuch as it was institutional and closely in- lerwoven into cur social life the aues tion was with them, "How can it be safely discarded, and ths question was never satisfactorily answered: then came war and the emancipation proclamation, and slavery was no more. , The south has nobly adjusted her self to existing conditions and is working out her problem, slowly, but surely. My personal belief is that racial adjustment win . better progress if wisely let alone. Whether the ballot be a natural or an acquired right or privilege; for the negro it can safely wait; other claims press with greater force. : ' ) There is much to be done before the negro can become an intelligent, hon est voter; possibly some like criticism may be passed upon many Caucasians. It would seem lo me to be wiser to press the need for primary education, not only in book wisdom, but in the realm of morals, the need for chastity, for Industry, thrift, for self-restraint; indeed, for a moral teaching which shall elevate and induce growth in the right direction. . ... It is better that the southern negro be qualified to vote while the priv ilege is withheld, than that he shall be permitted to vote without being qualified. Much of the suggestion and often harsh criticism of southern methods comes from honest, but ill qualified advisers, who, living at a distance, speak no helpful word, but rather words of hindrance. Now, as to free trade: One of "your own poets has said,". "Never poet sings of peace and tariff; The free trada thought springs into life at the name of peace." W. L. G. , Another says, "Free trade alone recognizes the brotherhood ' of man." My battle cry is, Let th nations adopt free trade and universal peace will follow as surely as light comes with the rising of the sun. . And It appears to me that even your correspondent sees a gleam of light as he utters this truth-; ."When all the world recognizes Christianity and practices the doctrine in good faith, then we can have free trade." When we have learned the lesson of toleration we shall have gone far in the direction of solving all great problems. Every tariff wall is an incentive to war; let us aim lor peace by remov ing all obstructions to free inter course; do not condemn the south be cause her people in reiponse to the attack of the early abolitionists advo cated the extension of slavery as a "protection" measure; that is past history, we are living in later days. When we know each other better we shall realize that good people south and. good people north are much the same; we are subject to environment, and this lessens as we know each other better; ho I advinato free trade, J free land, free mon, and a wiae toicr atton for differing view. VM. IULRY IlOYiX Atlanta, On. In a Nw Field Mr. F.lon W. Nelson, no well known to Independent readers m anretary of the populist Mate central committee and deputy clerk of the supreme court, U now general manager lor the PltiKeralt! !ry Cood To. f th! city. He It proving Jut a sucnMft.l ami rtlklent In hi prcacnt portion aa In hh former place. KitzGcraM la known as the progressive atoie In thla city and reader of The Independent should not fatl to visit when In town. THE (6 MILL REMNANT SALE" ' ' ' Is saving housekeepers hundreds of dol lars, besides giving us a fair profit. That's because we bought the remnants and other specials "right." 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By his many years of hpnest and faithful service for the people's party Mr. Nelson has earned and! deserves the liberal pa tronage and support of its members. He is never toq busy to shake hands with his old friends and invites them to call whenever they can. DEATH OF SENATOR HANNA Enlogleeead Criticisms la the. New York DalllesTke Hypocrisy mt the Geody : ,. Geody Indepeadente New York, Feb. 16, 1904. (Editorial Correspondence.) All the New York papers print long reviews of the life of Senator Hanna. The straight, plu tocratic, republican . papers have the most extravagant eulogies of him, while the -editors of the mugwump sheets who, pride themselves- upon their "culture" and fine writing en deavor to take the view that a sup posed historian a hundred years hence would take.' The best summing up of that sort which has appeared was printed in the Post. After some high ly eulogistic remarks about Senator Hanna's private life and great ability, It says: "It wag In Senator Hanna that (he grosser and more repulsive policies of his own party beheld themsetveg aa in a mirror. What was everywhere la tent, he caught up and flashed forth. The apologies of others became his defiances; what they deprecated, even while profiting by, he gloriea in. To invest money in politics as in a mine or railroad, and to look as confidently for the pecuniary return; to appeal for vote on the hauls of sheer ma terial advantage; to cry up prosperity ft th !e-nl and end-ill of pov em inent; to vulgarize politic by nuk ing ita waUhworda th crl of the market and the lanR of the Rambler; to make of the electoral struKle of a free people an exciting g.-tme with hUK and RlittoriUK money siai.e-ln ft word, to put mercantile method In the plaret of forensic, ami to hold the b-t title Ut office to tw the fait that It ha Iwcn bought and paid for this was the great political dl-Unction of Mr. Ilanna. "VV havo hard men familiar with M roethexti y that bla plan wa to tlock out the rontfatej vtatet into small districts and coolly figure out how much money it would take to make each safe." Without ansvering the question the Post asks: "What counsel does his example speak to young men ambiti ous to do some service to the state? His total influence upon party politics, upon the morals of the political world, upon tho nation at large was it good or bad?" The Independent asks: Which is the more depraving and degenerating: to buy votes or to lie to, and deceive the people to get votes? In this same article the Post says: "Things fell out luckily for: Mr, Hanna after McKlnley and Bryan were fairly in the field in 1896. The contest turned into an assault upon the nation's financial credit." What is "credit?" It is simply the power to borrow or contract debts. Who ever made an attack upon the power of the United States to borrow? Who ever undertook to take away from It the power to contact debts? Docs not the Post in that sentence tell an unblushing and damnable falsehood? As for Ths Independent it looks upon the man who buys votes as less dangerous than the lying edi tors who control the press. As be tween Hanna and the Post, give u Hanna. He was not a hypocrite. He never denied tha; he bought elections or that he raised millions ol dollars to do It with. If we take the Biblical view of the matter we find that the hypociltes an J the liars are the most to be dreaded. The Kevelator says: "All liars tshall hava their part In the lake which burnetii with fire and brlinitone," while Hanna nnd the men Ilk him who helped hlrn carry election were only cow-hided out of tho temple. T. O. M. Kouthworth, Benton Harbor. Mich.: "I would take a hand In the populut movement amain, aa as cue. and a roihI one for several yar tut hive Kone tn beyond to some thing that how rrowth and advance ment anl keep up and ahead of tho time. The people', party wa right r far a it went, but stopped beiorc it went fur. It stand for capitalism along with the republican and demo, crat. am for the co-operative corn niouwealth. via lh stxlalht party. 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