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FEBRUARY 25, 1904.
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT Lewis Iddings, Mapleton, la., ac knowledges receipt some time ago of a copy of Wharton Barker's "Great Issues," and inquires who sent it The Independent is not advised as to that, but believes that it doubtless came through Mr. Barker himself or Mr. Streeter, editor of the Vineland (N. J. Independent. The price is 50 cents a copy. Writd to Wharton Barker, Philadelphia, Pa. The Independent is pleased to ex change with The Christian, a new publication issued a); Sulphur Springs, Mo. a suburb pf St. Louis edited by Will Crittenden Thornton. The issue before us Vol. 1, No. 3, dated Feb ruary 13 is only a single sheet, but it contains a large amount of valua ble matter. Thoughts and Dollars "You conquer fate by thought. The consequences of thinking inevitably follow." Carlyle. . J J Our necessities in this life are food, clothing, shelter, books, pictures, and companionship; with enough time left for unfoldment of your real self. Back of the concrete necessities is The Dollar, to give the opportunity as well as supply these wants. ' & J Until the necessities of life are as sured man is not free. So that pri- Tnarllv fhfl Tlnllar atanrta tnv imril.rtsl- ual liberty it stands for cause and effect. Debt is one of the worst forms of tyranny. Macay emphasizes it thus: "The debtor is ever a shametaced dog, With his creditor's name on his collar." Money and personal property do not 6o hand in hand. .Most men of wealth are enslaved to the requirements of their possessions. ; They are slaves to their fears. Success and freedom lie largely in being conscious of your mental powers, and that you can do your work free of anxiety. As long as you worry and fear and have ill health, success is not yours. Rockefeller is willing to pay millions for a new stomach. The soul should have the mental attitude of perfect faith, in its drawing power. This is the chain of cause: and effect to suc cess, thought desire. faith . re: solve the act. ' Strong HabIta ts ihn great magnet; " Following this will, arise from ' your'-' subconscious mind many suggestions of ways, means and methods to carry , out the desire. ,v , When you have from many points of view weighed, . measured and con sidered the means and methods for the landing of the desire then affirm that success therein is yours with all doubts eliminated. . At the battle of Franklin, Tenn., in 1864, the left cen ter of. the federal line of battle was broken by a charge of the confeder ates. General Wagoner, riding back to a reserve , brigade, commanded by Colonel Torrens, said to him: "Our line is broken over there, colonel, can you restore it?" This was the heroic reply: "Consider it done, general! Yes! consider it done." Leading a ter rific charge he made his brave words good in ten minutes. Money in itself only has a delegated power. You direct and put on the dollar its uses: the good or bad uses depend upon the wisdom of the thoughts back of it. In the hands of some people dollars are worse than useless, they are debasing and dernor alizing with others they haye len fold value. Fulton on his first trial trip up the Hudson with his steam boat only collected one fare of six Uol- lais, he needed every cent of It for fuel; enabling him to pull success out of threatened and predicted failure. Do not spend a dollar unless you think it right; don't spend it simply to please another. The element of ritht lies in the upending of each idol la. Dollars well spent bring back blessings. Hack of suceess lies an Idea which commands your lull tsym patby and faith. Kverjr dollar in your iMjsscHslon is the concrtto represents tion of jour thoughts. These repre- fc.i.tatlvfa sometimes stand for very mean thought then aala they are God like. Most of tho latmlou rhh gentry poajies only dirty blood dol lar, with lots of hell-worry, and trouble. U W. Ill LUNGSU; Y. Lincoln, Neb. Ooro Urn-n, U. I D. I, IlennHt, NeU; "1 ne U take conldenLle to pijr for hiving the state 'redeemed.' 1 hoi by next tall wo wll! mie t in tr aicain, like w did n I'M. Kep the rMKl tldlrp pdng. Ik.nt tire up. Tli battle will w ours. Is Single Tax Constitutional? Editor Independent: I have not studied much on the single tax, but I don't believe congress has any pow er under the federal constitution to levy a direct tax on land in any form, and has never done so because it can not be equitably apportioned and therefore would be unjust taxation. See Art I.. Sec. IX., Par. 4. I have just read Wharton BarKer's article on the constitutionality of the income tax- in his book, The Great Is sues." He goes into the subject at great length, presenfa every phase of the question clearly and of the deci sion of the supreme court. , The court held that a tax on in comes derived from land rents was a direct tax on land, a tax from inter est on mortgages or bonds a tax on personal property and so unconstitu tional when not apportioned among the states according to numbers, and as it would be impossible to so ap portion an income tax equitably it cannot be constitutional. How then can congress tax "land values" when there is no such "lan guage in the constitution? But the single tax as I see it would not be a tax on land at all, but a tax on the products of the laud, since it must be paid from the sale of the product; but as the products could not be accepted for taxes, but must be dis posed of for cash the whole thing simply resolves ltsself mto a tax on the people's pocketbook, based on land. One writer says the single tax would free the farmer and ail others from taxes on their industry and wealth, but I don't see how the farmer could lay. up much wealth if all the eco nomic rent is, to be taken; in fact, there would be no incentive to the production of .wealth. Single taxers should all work for a direct legislation amendment " to the federal constitution by which any law may be proposed by the people. t ' TOM JEFFERSON." Hitchcock, S. D. ' f ABEWELL TO WAlTSTREET Interview ; with Daspaadeat Broker Tka Raekafellar Crowd Morgan . Clear Oat of Steal New York, Feb. 18, 1902. (Editorial Correspondence.) This is my last note ffom New York as I start tomor row for St. Louis to. attend the meet ing, of the, national committee. . For som'e time It has been rumored In financial circles here that J. Pierpont Morgan was entirely out of the steel trust. He sold practically all of his promotion stock around 50 and has in vested his millions of stealings in railroad and other gilt-edged bonds. He practically owns what are called the coal roads. So it appears that he is one who, according to Baer. , God has chosen as trustee of the fuel sup ply of this city and much of the far west. Some of the men who were in with him in the steel promotion got left Morgan unloaded, while at his suggestion his partners were buying steel. The oil aphorism that "there is honor even among thieves" does not apply to the head devils of Wall street. Many Wall &ireet brokers say that the game, has been, forever killed and that for years there can be no more speculation as in the days of yore. One of them said to me yesterday: "The Standard Oil crowd Rockefel ler; Rodgers, Stillman and others have killed the business. They, with their string of banks, can at any time produce a boom in stocks and just as quickly call a decline. They come on the market and sell ten of thou sands of shares through one set of brokers and buy them through an other. Toint by point stocks go up. The outsiders come in and buy. Then the Rockefeller crowd take profits and their banks announce that the bank statement is unfavorable, liquidation of call loans follows, (In this deu of thieves there are no three days of grace, only one hour la given), and stocks go down to the original invest ment point" That broker was de spondent He said that "the public" had Rot on to this absolute power of the Rockefeller crowd and had quit He was shown the article about the visit to the stoik exchange, and he said: "That U the way It la all the time now." He added that many of the broker and member of the stock exchange were. K)ng over to the vari ous produce rxihitigeg and that was tbo reason for the trenundoua rise in the talno of seat In ihcra wlUh bad been noted In the paper. "But Uotkefelier don't rare," he added. "That crowd la Rtttlnit Us hands on tbo Mlhoadii and industrial. They will uon own the world." lie asked in what I had to suggest about th UmkeMIrr crowd, I told him I did nt any way out. for ) the "other crowj," that tn great 112 Bushels as Aci?e right here in Nebraska. Lowest reported yields 60 bushels when common oats ran only 20 to 80 bushels. .This" is the record of the wonderful new Kherson Oats fr"mnaRlLambpT0Neu Exp. Sta. at Lincoln, for extra early and hardy. Net cnl y did it prove to be so but its prolific yield astonished everyone. Has been tested for three years with great mccesi. Heads often contain more than 100 era ins. Straw, strong, tall with broad leaves; doesn't ruit or lodge. Stands our winds. Fully two weeks earlier. Our seed guaran tee! genuine, see catalogue tor very low prices. WHITE QUEEN OATS The finest white oat grown, its a full oat, very productive and heavy. The straw is stiff and strong, thus preventing lodging. It is our best late oat. 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We make a specialty of hardy varieties wblcb are adapted to Neb. and the other northwestern states. -Our apple orchards withstood the blizzard and severe freeze oi April 29, 1903, and retained a sufficient amount of their Irult buds to produce us 8,000 bushels ol apples the past Benson. We atill have a lair sized atock oi tne notea prize winner; uie u i TJt apples ana tne - . WOKDEN grape. Visitors cheerfully shown over the Kurserlcs. Catalog mailed upon ap plication. Your orders solicited. HARSH ALL BROS., Artlagtea, Nab,, Dapt. D. public, had eot into- such a! habit of "voting er straight" that there was no hope for there. He said he didn't see what voting had to do with it and the interview closed. T. ' LETTER TO DAVIS Washington, D. C, Feb. 17, 1904. Mr. J. H. Davis, Sulphur Springs, Tex. My Dear Sir: I read your let ter in the Nebraska Independent, and note what you say about the race trouble in the south, and tho way the democrats will hold together wher ever they can control the territorial unit. Why could not the populists in the south settle the first question by proclaiming that theywill not nomi nate any negroes nor allow them to serve as delegates or committeemen, that they solicit the votes of negroes where they have any on the ground that they intend justice to the negro economically along with other work ing people, . but that political expedi ency makes it best for the welfare of both negroes and whites, under pres ent conditions, that no negro hold office in the state or In the party. If this causes the negroes to adhere to the republican party, they will be no loss; at least they will not be demo crats; while such a course ought to bring over to us white democrats, and they are the people we need. If t nis courae were positively decided on and advertised in Ihe southern states, by state authorities, without regard to national committees, one would think it ought to set the party right and start growth. Second, for the Ilryan democrats recommend the state and county or ganizations of the democrats to make their own nominations for president. After the three parties have made up their presidential tickets, let the dem ocratic states whlh are controlled by the Ilryanltca decide whether they wish their elector, to vote for the populist candiuate or the Ctttelandite candidate. In either case, thca elec tors will be the regular democratic electors for that atate. At the aame time, t they were goUR to support the populist nominee, popullits could vote for them. Ibis would mitt the Buppocl need of tho who ttilnk they must itick in one yarty for ftar of "cIkkt domination.' 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