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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT APRIL 14, 1904. tin Nebraska Independent Lincoln, UtbraskM, LIBERTY BUILDING. 1328 0 STREET Entered nccordirjj to Act of Con grew of March 5, 1879, at the Pofioflice at Lincoln, Nebraska, at f t cond-clasa mail matter. PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY. FIFTEENTH YEAR. $1.00 PER YEAR When making remittance do not leat snoney with newa agencies, postmaster, etc, to be forwarded by them. They frequenMy forget or remit a different amount than waa left with them, and the aubacriber faita to get propel credit Addresa all commnnlcationa, and make all drafU, money ordera, etc., payable to tie tltbraska Indtptndtnt, Lincoln, Neb. Anonymous communicationa will not be noticed. Rejected manuscripts will not be returned. T, 1 8 -IB TJBBLES, Editor. Cil DEFKAKCE, AeocJate Editor . I). EAGER, LuBiiittss Manager. John Mitchell says that he has no ticed that in every strike both si.'cs pet a bad licking. But that is not all the licking which results from a strike. The public geenrally gets tLc worst licking of all the three parties interested in a strike. The British rack-renters who de spoiled Ireland were ministering an gels of mercy compared to the raclc renters of New York. These Now Yorkers are human vultures preying upon the most helpless of the popula tion of the city: If taxailon of "land values" will remedy the wrong, then let us have it. The dailies are always talking about "making money." If a man makes a dollar or even a five-cent piece and Uncle Sam .finds it out that same chap will go to the penitentiary, and un less he is a national banker, he will stay there until his time is up. Un cle Sam has no mercyon men who "make money," the national ' banker alone excepted. The single tax measure that passed the house of commons it turns ou, s to only apply to municipalities. The Boer war has put such a debt upon En gland that some new source of taxa tion must be found and as taxing food by means of tariffs is rejected, that giv.es the single tax its opportunity. .The taxes will have to be paid and the money will have to be earned Lo do it. Who will earn the money? The other day a man who had la bored in vain to get reforms and ' found that the men whom he had been instrumental in placing in office to effect those reforms, had done noth ing, burst forth in a volume of denun ciation against the traitors mixed with Bome swear words. One of the' bj standers was very much shocked. But another, who is known everywhere for his piety .remarked: "I had rather hear an honest man swear than a hy pocrite pray." The militia of Colorado are in ac tive rebellion against the couilfc. Judge Stevens havlna ordered Lhe sheriff to produce the body of a labor leader in court held as prisoner Ly General Bell of tho state militia, and General Bell having refused to eivo un the prisoner, the court oidered the ar- rm or ine general for contempt whereupon the secession, fire-ealtiig militia commander replied: "If shcr Iff Corbet take ua to Ouray It wdl nave to be over the dead lodls of a. I tlx soldiers under my command in this country, lie hag not. got men enough, lo do that." In this latitude now h the lime lo mn planting flower, Avoid W vftr.nrloj. tr ami "newest thin 1 tho fli'ii4, Whatever Iho florist run do with 'hm. thy will a fji. ttr, In your l.an-u, You ran And noma little pw rn If you are In a til but OUt ltd Of tllO K.dld l.ltHKfc of Itiife, whrro yon ran phnt n.vtir U mts, tiibf rrnes, Rl.tdloliiA or rnm In fow Kirmt you ran nbtnt a rami i'an tit will Wat all tho hot hmM tribal pltnu for fi Uai; and piodu It trc-rd.nl l!!t0,i, "FIoer s: th, -itf tMii that flo.1 wrr n.ak d trot to put oul In." "Klowrf if Hi "hKtry' of Iho ttr;tiT writw: In beauty and frarrsnre. "lhc amr of ntmt It n forr," . TOM WATSON. HIS BOOK Since Tom "Watson retired from politics and went to writing books, his publishers, D. Appleton & Co., New York, have put on the market several which have had a large sale. They are all of the historical kind, dealing with the French revolution, the life of Napoleon, and his last, "The Life and Times of Thomas Jefferson. ' These works are a real addition to literature and history, especially the history of the United States. TLe writing of that history heretofore has been almost wholly by men of New England and is colored by the political principles and religious environment in which the authors . were born and lived their lives This history of Jef ferson comes from a writer whose environment is southern. Watson seems to take a good deal of-delifeut in bringing out the inaccuracies of Henry Cabot Lodge, and especially those of Wiliam Eiroy Curtis, with an occasional dig at Theodore Roose velt. . ' The style is charming. The Life of Thomas Jefferson can . be read for cn tertainment, as one reads a novel, tc nteresting Is almost every sentence. There is said to be "no royal road to earning," by which is meant that tuning must be "acquired by Lard jnd toilsome application, but Watson seems to have shown us a royal road lo that part of learning contained in bio graphy and history, for instead of be- ng toilsome to read the Life of Jef ferson, it is recreation and a pleasure. He seems to have a way all his own of throwing in a sentence or part of a sentence here and there that startles with its. piquancy and separates riht rom wrong as if cleft with a two- handed sword. The following are a few samples of such writing: 'Now and then some attorney who pilots a syndicate, organizes a trust, acts ag a pall-bearer to some dead railroad,-manipulates a merger or makes a supreme court stultify itself on the question of an income tax, will j be paid a fee of a hundred thousard dollars, half a million dollars, or even a million dollars." ; . . 'The tax (tariff levied on articles coming into the colonies), was not laid on three or four thousand articles as now, but only on half a dozen or so. Unless the citizen will now consent to wear the wardrobe of Adam and live on air, earth and water, he must pay the tax. Our forefathers had only to deny themselves paper, tea, glass and paint to be put of the reach of En gland's law.". , . - "Endeavoring, to talk as much with out saying anything as--well, as an American president j talking against the trusts.", "There , is more actuai, degrading, heartless, soul-aestroying serfdom on this earth NOW than there was in the year 1860." "No promptings of humanity can resist military .liscipline." "Vast is the capacity of the people to endure official, legislative spolia tion." "It being a peculiarity of huge cor porations to consider government as having been instituted for their oin special behoof." "Special Providence does not appear to conduct lawsuits." "Fatten on the.carcas of dead pros perity." , "A war whoop, by the way, which -b not unearthly is not up to the stand ard and is not allowed in the book?. ' "Verily, diplomacy has ways that are peculiar and language which Is queer!" "John Adams called Jefferson tho father of the American navy." "The heavy upland rice which be came such a blessing to Georgia and South Carolina was grown from seei which Mr. Jefferson brought awy from Italy In hh overcoat pol:ct. The glorious protective principle made it a crime to export the rough rice from its native home, and Thomas Jvficr pon. In the Interest of humanity, be came a smuggler." "They (the nobles) wete prosperous. They considered the system a glorious system. "As the priesthood rannot r a sailed without raUlng tho cr that ChhJ la helm attacked, so tho rule of tho privileged d .s can novel to threatened without provoking tho rhargo that tho government Is u duwred," H eUMItml tho slato ( lotulv Not only tht! Ho told lb whit. that thfy ought to free tho M.uV. Ho to.-J Iho rih they hiikM to tat thrushes to tdiuitto th I'oor! Yh sthoUi ly wrltir an llrrtry Cab t Ik1j; mtkit Untidily n IInt fturi vt JrrTeron (haraitt-r and Mr. U 0 veil tonllnually rrpents Hut he was ftd vac illttlnV Ho rfU'd IN vt po"lhlllt!f ff rh rUtry bfn ft savant Hko lUf. ton was lU'ftlr.g tho tileno lu for.Wrr. "He rcd.ivM to uniting ft niAlUruiU Argemeiit : In Argument "or explanation of what we do, or why, are not needed. The principles of our business hardly require re-statement. You who have ever dealt with us, know them in their length, and breadth, depth and height When THE NEBRASKA says it, it's so. When we say the best clothing for the least to pay, it's so. And today we call your attention to our lines of Men's Suits, offering you the best values this house has ever known, offering you the most complete assortments that can be found anywhere. You are never too old -to learn, neither are we. Every year brings us nearer per-, fection. And this year we claim the most perfect clothing for men and boys in the land. ' , Write for our new spring catalogue at once. It tells you all about good goods at a low price. We Have No Branch Store in South Omaha. cal formula for making an improved moulboard to a plow and took a gold prize on it in lJaris. anai iorm 01 moulboard is in use on these praiiies now. Ed. Ind.) He Introduced the first threshing machine. He was the first to import Merino sneep. "Jefferson dreaded it, (the federal judicary), prophesied against it, be wailed its irresistible power. Reading his gloomy forecasts, one almost oe lieved hfl anticipated government by injunction and the. advent of the -de puty marshal. But we ooudi 11 nis wildest fears could have pictured a situation in which congress is not al lowed to put the income tax on the millionaire, and when tne syin mthizer with labor is enjoined from persuasion and peaceful aid." "Any one who now iooks in upon the United States and mentally ex tracts therefrom the representatives and beneficiaries of 'the silent arts of corruption' will be in considerable doubt as to whether he nas lett a quorum to do business.' "Dwarfing the house, overshadowing the president, the senate governs the republic; and the 'silent arts of cor ruption' governs the senate." "Mr. Jefferson might repeal primo geniture and entails he dare not lay his hand unon the venerable tyrannr of custom which turned his dwelling into a free hotel." "Mr Roosevelt has been intemper ate enough to say that Mr. Jefferson 'was perhaps the most incapable exe cutive that ever filled the presiden tial chair'." "While New England delegates were getting ready to travel to Hartford lo hold the first secession convention ever held on this continent, the volun teers of the south were tramping along the country roads as rast as tney could go to meet fwe to face tlie trained, thoroughly drilled soldiers they who had chased the eagles of Napoleon from every battlflltld of Spain, and at New Orleans theso vol unteers, whom Andrew Jackson knew how to U'ad, gave to Great llrltain that crushing defeat from which U to bo dated the tlmewhon she first bcgn to treat us with respect which ti) strong shows to tho strong the brave to Iho bravo." "To mako tho solvation of a nalloa depend pon drlll-fm-unti nd Vot ivint regulation U tho vt1 st nun- n0 that was evrr put In a took--tho mortal roap bulildo of rautjaut Imperialism," "lUss money U tho Urorito smrr of tho academic hit tor hut, yet tho very ho write U pild for with r morify, virtu und rrolit N t.nod iirin nnther ns. 1h sjivrrn mont' lm. I a ratr. tho iiatlon.il bnKor' nto Iu m'J on tho tn,l 1 a rast tail htnv tho ftaluiic h.4 "i.;;-;-iv:o th.t covtrnmcnt UuM put tho Unkor ( lo. rail In tho tn.d and Umio tho nd lte!l, puttinst i hind U the Amu law ana credit whki Cor. 1 5th and Farnam upholds the bond and the banket 's note, would the note of the govern ment be less valuable? Mr. Jefferson thought not. So will every other citi zen who will consent to use his owm eyes, his own brain." "The manner in which congress, ly means of tariff regulations, took mon ey out of the pockets of agriculturists and gave it to the manufacturer, Jei ferson considered a shameful viola tion of the constitution. The con struction put upon the 'general ' wel fare' clause made the remainder of the instrument blank." "Mr. Jefferson believed in an income tax, progressively increasing as me income increased. He believed thit the earth belonged to the living, not to the dead, and that each generatloa should enjoy only the USE of the land. He denied that one generation had a right to bind a succeeding gen eration. Unfetter the law with the death of each owner and let each gen eration pay its own debts." IMITATING THE MODEL, It has always been a puzzle'to the editor of The Independent how eastern-journals find out or adopt tne phrases and epithets that first appear in this paper and then in a few weeks so many of the provincial editors down by the sea are found using them. The New York Post, the Boston Con gregational 1st and several other east ern papers are now calling the woitc of the "captains of industry" treason. It has not been more than a month ago that The Independent first ap plied that epithet to them. In other papers in the east we find the follow ing sentences, with which the rcadtra of this paper have long been familiar: iney sival with one hand afid donate to churches, colleges, hospitals and lo social betterment with the other. "Universities and colleges must chooao honorable competency or poverty with freedom of speech and loyalty to Ideals, to overflowing treasury and co-partnership with wrongdciV "They denoumc anarchy Inserted from Kurope, and manufacture It themselves ot homo." Here i one In a slightly different form: "If wo soil our souls for a mtas of pottage, who will becomo tn (,) al M$ of tho world? Tho Slavs, when wo now affect to dep Tho frightful conditions n tho o.il, of hl, h tho d illy papers will tell us li'''"1"-' I ftTHns turn to Sprttk out. I My mi ..rally to tho oiu ,mi tkat alviavs spedoiitas a model. Oimard w iun-h. VThrr? dtu-s ,r. djrsM pop.dht principle y V(N. wh.linln t mijorlti.-s At Wp,,kt Vhm r.tKo, MlUnukoo Rid .i,lf,n b1j Vt((pj fur tho public ownership of (ty ut,;j. UU flrH dKv od for r-iMlo oL l.lp. tln.y wrr b-M-d up,.,, B4 rrluka fttul riuath ly tho y,ry i.a sa turn ni. for t Tho i.,uUh siuhU a bo thinks of tlun.o thln-i.