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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT JULY 7, 1904. Cbc Hebraska Independent Lincoln, Tlebraska, LIBERTY BUILDING. 1328 0 STREET Entered tccordiag to Act of Congress of March j, 1879, at the Postoffice at Lincoln, Nebraska, M aecond-claM mail matter. PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY. SIXTEENTH YEAR. CAMPAIGN RATES. One , for 15 cent. Seven for a Dollar. $1.00 PER YEAR When making remittance do not lem anoney with newt agencies, postmasters, etc. to be forwarded by them. They frequently , forget or remit a different amount than waa , left with them, and the aubacriber faila to get proper credit. Address all communications, and make all 1 efts, money orders, etc., payable to the Kebraska Independent, 1 Lincoln, Neb. Anonymous communications will not bt noticed. Rejected manuscripts will not be returned. t v 3 T H TIBBLES, Editor. C Q J)E FRANCE, Associate Editor. .D. EAGER, IubIdcbs Manager. ' Every dollar of taxes shirked by the corporations, some one else must pay. Other nations can buy our goods cheaper than we can, and .have so bought them fothejast twenty years. The price of meat In New York is so high that gentlemen desiring porterhouse steaks are required to make a deposit in advance and at the time of givinjorder. The. democrats of "Arkansaw"seem to be in some doubt this year con cerning their principles, except m re gard to the "nigger question."' They are determined .to stand by that, part of their former platforms. ' , After all the miners are deported and the women and children have died of starvation,, the republicans of Colo rado will shout louder - than ever: "Stand pat." ' "Let well enough alone." "Vote 'er straight." The ChicagoJrTKineTin eulogizing Roosevelt, says: "He has enforced the laws against capital." The Che Foo liar who sends the war news from Lioa Tung peninsula must retire if the Tribune keeps it up at that rate. If the different delegations in the last republican state convention - had been distinguished by railroad pla cards instead of different counties, the performances on the floor would have been much better understood by the audience. y, The department of agriculture states that the average price of corn in this state and Iowa, proves that the rail roads charged 10 cents a bushel for hauling corn 300 miles. That is what the "intelligent" republican farmer votes for with so much gusto. The elevation of Paul Morton to the head of the navy is one of the most ridiculous performances that ever touk place in American politics. The only Fhip that he has any knowledge of is a prairie schooner and it has been ho long since he saw one of them that he has forgotten how it looks. The difference In government by bauks and corporations may be seen by the way moiy Is loaned by the povernment Now Zealand and by the government of the United states. In New Zealand the government leans money directly to the people at a uni form rate of interest. In the United states the4 ,"overment has loaned !l.(00.000 during the last year to the tanks without any interest at all. .Which do you like the lest? Sevtral national tank have closed ihilr door during the lat few wecka. the trouble being mainly In th Ini-J lvenh'd (minus trmi nave item hted by the M I trut and amalga mated rmr thieve. Tin Kirt Na tional tank of Saratoga. N Y., the last oit to tloi.e its dour. At Ut report thrre mm a bljt run on the CltUem Nation! of the tame place. WOIWE THAN BARBARIANS. There are cruelties enacted every day in the Mammon worshiping cities that Are greater than any recorded of savage tribes. No savage tribe ever starved their own women and chilr dren to death when they were owners of such stores of wealth that a cry of "overproduction" was everywhere heard. Yet such things happen ev erywhere in all our great cities. A tale of peculiar sadness cames from Chicago last week. An honest, hard working man was thrown out of work, and afterweeks spent in search of employment without success, he went insane and was sent to an asylum. The mother, in weakness and poor health, tried-to get work to support her three children. Just when her last dollar was gone, a constable appeared with a notice of ejectment. Then she bathed her three children - and her self, put on clean night clothes and turned on the gas. The next day when the officers ame to throw her out on the streets they found only .dead bodies. Yet Chicago has an organized char ity association! In Lincoln no such thing could possibly" happen. . Such a case would be immediately reported to Dr. Prevey by " the police or some neighbor. An immediate" investiga tion would be made and every fact concerning the case obtained. An emergency fund would be drawn upon for immediate relief and then the family would be permanently provid ed for. The editor of, The Indepen dent has always slept more soundly ever since this society has been put on its feet in Lincoln. He knows that no one will ever go hungry or shelter less in this city. There are always ready two persons one a man having a degree from a university obtained for scholarship in sociology and char ity and one a lady to immediately re spond to any call for help, make a thorough 1 investigation . and furnish immediate relief where deserved and needed. There are no professional beggars to be seen on the streets of Lincoln. If one appears his case is immediately attended to. The hobos and.t.'amps give the city a wide berth. They are not cruelly , treated, but if they get a bed and a meal in Lincoln they have to work, if able-bodied, to pay for it, and that fact has been passed along the line. And yet no one is allowed to suffer for the want of food and shelter. It took the tender-hearted business men of Lincoln a long time to learn that the way to prevent suffering in Lin coln was to refer every applicant for aid to the charity organization society, but they have learned. The help given to the poor is far more widespread and effective than it ever was beforehand yet it costs the citizens far less. Near ly one-half of the cases that the so ciety handles are relieved, effectual ly and permanently, without giving money or food. What the sufferer needs in such cases is cheering words and friendly advice, sometimes a small loan or assistance in getting work. They need . the touch of a friendly hand, and to hear the cadence of loving words to give them courage. Such cases ' as this reported from Chicago are getting more frequent ev ery day. Why donot the charily or ganization societies in the great cities make such arrangements that every case of eviction be ' first reported to them before the poor people are thrown upon the street? The cause of this suffering, which will be very great during the next winter, the . course to pursue to "abolish poverty" is not discussed in this article that belongs to economics and the old readers of this papei well understand it. COMMERCIAL I) I'M PLINO GROUND! The statesmen of Canada seem to have found a" solution of the practice of "dumping' foreign goods on the market below the price charged for them in the country of their produc tion. That has been one of th great arguments for high and prohiblloiy tariffs in this country. The protec tionists have always claimed that If tariffs were reduced In this country, Kngland and Germany would "dump" their products upon thU country at such low figures that our manufac ture m would bo driven out of busi ness, and then those countries! would rata them tu uch a point an to recoup themselves. That our manufacturers hare teen KU!nj! rood t fore ltiers ftr from l" to ' pep cent hm than they old the same- RotU to Americans, r.u lu ttlHgeut man will dny. They have teen dolnir. that to ion h an rUer.t In Cana'U that that Kovernmeut et at out finding fin way to stop It and they i.av slotted a very effectual way. They add the difference in the iuie t.f iwH mM ti Americans to the tarllf. That ame plan should. t YOU CAN SAVE Your family much needless anxiety in future years by protecting your estate with anyone of the excellent policies to be obtained of the Bankers Reserve Life Company Of Omaha Nebraska. The man of modern times does not neglect this very important duty. Additional agents wanted to develop choice territory on liberal terms. B. li. RO BISON, President. C adopted in this country in regard to all foreign goods sent here and then the tariffs should.be lowered so that Americans can get the goods at the same price they are sold to foreign ers, without aouot, now mat canaua has shown them how, all European governments where the steel trust and other trusts have been "dumping" their goods, will soon follow the lead of Canada. That will effectually stop this international Rockefeller, plan of crushing out competition. CITY INSOLENCE. , The lack of rrood breeding among city folk is much more common than among the dwellers upon the larms. A city greenhorn will go out to the country so ienorant of nature that he can't tell a rye field from a crop of timothy, or a Spanish jack now a Shetland Donv. but he will be treated with courtesy. He will not be sub- lected to sneers or sarcasm on account of his ciass ignorance. When the per son from the country comes to the city, if he makes mistakes concern ing the ridiculous ana sniy conven tions ot the highly artificial life led there, he- is subject to sneers of the city folk and is fortunate if they are not downright insulting in their man ner. There is in truth no more ignor ant creature on earth than the ordi nary city dweller. He is generally possessed of no knowledge at all ex cept that pertaining to his special calling. The insolence of many of those who go to the country for sum mer vacations is almost unendurable, and it is reflected in the cartoons in the daily papers, which heap all sorts of insults upon farmers. rOFULIST WI1LTD. The Independent has heard noth ing from Jerry Simpson for a long time, but it is Inclined to believe that Jerry is all right, as the great dailies every once in a while deem it neces sary to announce that Jerry is now a plutocrat, having a fine ranch in New Mexico and is interested In a great Irrigation scheme. One of the nasty tricks of the dailies Is to always an nounce, whenever a populist shows fi nancial ability and prospers In busi ness, that be has turned plutocrat. The purpose Is to spread the Idea that no one can be a populist unless he is wild-eyed and poverty-stricken. The truth Is that there In more wealth In the hands of populists in Nebraska than In either of the old parties. The wealth of the great corporations which dominates the, republican party In Ne braska, Is not owned by the voters of that party, tut by the plutocrats of the east. A IirrOKM MAO A INK. The. Arena for July api-ear In an entirely new make-up. and contains tlci the amount of reading matter given in Ita monthly Issue during recent year. It t now one f the very few inagaxtne In the l'ut?H?h upeaUns? world printed on all-rag ta per and sewed. Vnder the new r.ranac m tit the Arena lui become en of tht most artistic of the vmrld grtU maga zines of opinion. The content matter shows improvements quite as great as . those that mark the mechanical work. . In variety of subjects and con? spicuous ability of treatment the pa pers in the July Arena are sure to command the interested attention pf the thoughtful everywhere, while the editorial departments have never been so strong or so well calculated to at tract progressive thinkers as at pres ent. One striking feature of interest is the new department, "In the Minor of the Present." Mr. Flower has adopt ed the method of treating current events that The Independent Invented five or six years ago and has since run under the head "News of the Week" and which nearly all the maga zines and great weeklies have since employed. . - :;! r :j. ;, GOD'S TJRUSTKES Rockefeller has bought up air the land adjoining him at Tarrytown and is still continuing the process. Last week he paid $100,000 for a little farm that he wanted. It is said that he has spent 110,000,000 of the money that the poor housewives of the United States who use kerosine have been robbed of by extortionate prices, lu extending and adorning his estate at that place. An assessor there tried to make him pay taxes on the value of his property like other people, but Rockefeller went into court and by the influence of his millions overawed the court, had the assessor removed and another appointed who would fix the taxes to suit Rockefeller himself. Here is another man who is working under the direct authority of God. The thing that .troubles The Indepen dent is trying to learn why God should always choose such heartless villains as Baer and Rockefeller as his spe cial agents on earth. It seems to be one of those things that no pop can find out. It is unfortunate that William E. Curtis has established such an unas sailable reputation as an unmitigated liar, .as there is much in his writing that is entertaining, but no one knows when to believe a thing found in one of his articles and when not to be lieve. In one of his recent articles, in writing about the effect of the ciimate 11. the Philippines upon the American soldier, he declares: "Most men are in better condition to stand the cli mate it the end of two years than they were when they arrived." In a letter that John Adanw wrote to Mr. Livingston. July LS, 17b3, he said: "Of all the on of men, 1 be lieve that the stock Jobbctv are the i'r at:;t Itarti," Those stock Jobber of 120 yearn ago would be ncntped and Kktnned In half an hour In Wall street today. They did not know anything about lying at all, a compared wlih Morgan, fcitlllmarr and itodKfiit. The puldwln locomotive worVi an nounce the dlxih.irgo of mora mn, making ten thousand In all. The ame thing I going on all over the country eiecpt In the tvrvt. The great dailies bare no rrnurka to tnak cet the 3'JlJect.