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.. JULY 7, 1904.
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT PAGE 9. LINCOLN'S AWARCHV DEFENDER. In answering Washington Gladden's article on Colorado Anarchy, the State Journal comes out boldly in defense of vigilant committees and mob law. Some day a mob may assault the Journal office, deport its editors and employes or confine them in bull pens. If such a thing should happen the Journal managers would have no right to complain. It is the first time that any paper in this state ever openly defended anarchy and mob law. The publication of such doctrines are a threat -against the peace and order of this state. In the coming attempt-to destroy the labor unions in this city, this advocacy of anarchy by the State Journal may result in serious disas ter to itself and to hundreds of inno cent business men. . It is about time that some public protest should be made against this open advocacy by a leading daily of government by mobs and vigilant committees. Lest it be charged that The Independent is mis representing the Journal a paragraph of the sort of stuff that is appearing daily is appended. It appeared in the third column of the editorial page of the Journal of June 25: "Dr. Gladden must have despaired of the republic had he seen the work of the San Francisco vigilantes, or the cleaning up of communities by vigilance com mittees scores of times in different part3 of the country in the last fifty years. In each case violence begat violence-and peace followed the sum mary stretching of hemp." HANKS AT IT AGAIN. Tom Patterson's papers at Denver, the News and Times, have been boy cotted by the large department and general stores that are in league with the mine owners against the labor unions, and they have withdrawn their advertising patronage. The In dependent has been under that sort of a boycott by eastern advertisers for the last ten years, nevertheless it still lives . Patterson 1s finding out that the real force of the boycott is in the banks. Many of the smaller advertisers in Denver say that they are willing to continue their adver tising as it has always paid them well, but the banks won't let them. Every one of these men would be thrown into bankruptcy if the banks . called their loans. That is a "cinch" that the bankers always have and which they applied wholesale to the west in 1833. It is the same old trick. The banks are the power in this land and no one can do business in any large, way without their consent and approval. They have outstanding at the present time over $5,000,000,000 of bank cred its that are doing the work of money, and that vast amount is in absolute control of the bankers. It is a far greater power than all of the army and navy of the United States. The situation in Denver is only another demonstration of the truth of the populist position in regard to the banks. " , . TUB FAILURE- OF COURTS. v. The courts of this country have made such a miserable failure in ad ministering justice, that voluntary or ganizations of various sorts are com ing into existence to take their place. The procedure adopted by the courts is such as to be a denial of Justice in thousands of cases. No man can af ford to collect a small debt by law, the costs of the suit in every case be ing always far in excess of the claim, even if the case is won. In larger eases the "law's delay" is such as to be a denial of justice. The great corpora tions with their attorneys hiied by the year have an advantage over the private citizen .with small claims so great that it fs useless to contend against it. A large organization in the cast la being formed by merchants who in tend to dtwert the courts altogether and the members of which will refer all their deputes to a board o( arbi tration where speedy justice can be obtained. The imbecility of the court largely responsible for mob law, and criminal cases arc being han dled by mots. The cowardice of the court in Colorado la the cause of the anarchy out there. The Imperialism of the courts is desttroyluK faith in the state and national constitutions. Gov ernment by Injunction has brought them into contempt of all wage-work em. The courts have been rushing on to their own ruin. kick cost for HocKrni.i.cn. Taking heart from the decision tl tin rutted State aunmuc court In the Northern Securities rate, Ccorge like Cf Marietta, O , who hiH 1 n fight Inu the Standard Oil company for thirty )car, t.a bejcim an action in Hew Jre to Ui:olv Hat ccrjora- tion and distribute its assets among its shareholders. Mr. Rice has spent a fortune in his contest. Unless the supreme court reverses itself, which . is a thing that it ha3 no hesitancy in doing whenever occasion requires, Mr. Rice may get Rockefeller this time. In the bill of complaint it is charged that the Standard Oil company is an illegal concern, and that it exists in violation of the anti-trust laws of the United States and of the decision of the courts of New Jersey and the whole action is based upon the recent decision of the supreme court in the merger case. The law as laid down in that case is directly applicable to the b'tandard Oil trust. - The lawyers of Colorado- are as great towards as the judges. Frank J. Hanks is a member of the Bar as sociation of that state. Mr. Hanks has earned by his ability and faith fulness the respect of the bench and bar of his district, but when the Peo body anarchists seized him and clapped him into the bull pen, be cause he was the attorney of the min ersnot a lawyer in the state had "sand enough in his gizzard" to make an effective protest. Perhaps they thought that' they might miss some corporation fees if they did. With the bar out there it is the dollar first, and the man in prison, and they don't care what becomes of the man so they get the dollar. They are as disreputa ble a lot of shysters as ever disgraced civilization. It is about time that the people stopped sending such - cattle to the legislature and to congress. Some of these city dudes can show more disgusting ill-breeding in five minutes than a whole township of farmers would display in ten years. A city chap, dressed to kill, with a gaudy ring on his finger and his pants pressed to a rigid crease in front and rear, came into one of the best res taurants in this city and after mincing over his food for a while, took the corner of his napkin, wet it, wrung it out in his glass of drinking water and wiped his mouth and fingers with it. The performance was enough to turn a decent man's stomach. An alienist sitting by would have re marked that it was the instinct in herited from not very far off ances tors who gnawed bones and smeared their faces all over with grease in do ing it, making the washing of it a necessity that made him do it. The students in Dr. Ross' summer class in sociology are men and women of mature minds, and able to take 'in and assimilate his scholarly dis courses. Dr. Ross is doing a work that will have a wonderful inlluence upon the whole people of thi3 stale. One of the charming things about the lectures is, that Dr. Ross always says exactly what he bcHeves without any hedging, while it seems a joy to him to have a student disagree with his statements. While exercising freedom of speech for himself, he is glad to grant even a fuller freedom to all who listen to him. Like some of the Harvard professors, the stu dent who disagrees and ably defends his position is liable to get the high est marks. Sociology is the most in teresting science of all the "olegies" taught in the university. . The La Follette forces are laying plans for the greatest campaign ever fought in any state against the cor porations. There are men engaged in it that know all the tricks of politics and there are other men engaged in it who can put up the necessary funds to pay expenses without any incon venience to themselves. The turning down of La Follette by the national convention In such a summary man ner at the request of Spooner and Quarles will rather aid than nlnder the La Follette fight. Before the na tional convention had adjourned docu ments were sent to 20U,Oi0 voters In the mate, and they will be followed by tons more of the same sort of lit erature, while more than a score of speakers will take the nld and keep at It until the voting begins. Think of a military mob turning out duly elected c fllclali and appoint lug Moilffs and other officials from the ranks of these anarchists! That M what the repuLllrnna are Mill do lus? In Colorado, and what we may mjHtl In any part of the country If either Parker or Roosevelt Is Hit ted. Ruth of the old partly are follow Ins th method. of Tl Ann, Governor I'rabody wua an honored ikltgate to the republican national convention. I.Ike any other Chine maiwlenn he went to katow tt th throne of pow er. The republican "party Hand for 'the Colorado despotism Jut a Ckve land UiJ In the Chicago affair, f FARMERSDo yon love your families? MERCHANTS-Are you real businessmen? After a loss, you need the money. Therefore . when you insure your property, Patronize a Company which has the cash to pay your claim as 'soon as adjusted. 1 FARMERS AND MERCHANTS INSURANCE CO. Lincoln, Nebraska Has paid to policy holders over $850,000.00 Premiums written 1903 f 314,272.49-Assets $389,112.12 Established 1885. A tested Home Company Fire, Lightning and Tornado Insurance on city and farm property Lightning Rods deemed . 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One might just as well talk or read toa wooden Injun, as to men who won't think. The most hopeless of the whole lot are those who will reply: "Yep, that's so," to whatever a spell-binder or a poHtical partisan says to them. In the baccalaureate sermon deliv ered by President George Harris, D. D., of Amherst, in speaking of the wealthy fashionable in the cities, be said: "They are the degenerates of the cities." The Independent has been saying that same thing for ten years. Now that a doctor of divinity has said it, it is to be hoped that The Independent will no longer be de nounced on account of its frequent use of the word "degenerate." They are degenerates. No, other word in the English language will so accurate ly describe them. Their fathers and mothers were ethically and physically superior to them. The teachers at the St. I.ouis con vention, after declaring almost unani mously for the re-establishment of the whipping post in the public schools for truancy and went off to visit the show instead of attending the leath ers' school, which had been provided for them In the convention. What was the difference between that crime and that of the small boy who plays truant to go to the circus? What would the teachers say If some ono should apply the rod to them In ac cordance with their own principles? Does It make any difference whose ox la gored? The republican paper declare that Knox gave up a fTS.fwo law practice to accept an JiU'OO cabinet position and that now he tun given up that potdtiott to accept a fl.OfH) umatorHhlp, and hai done all that out of pure pa triotism. Kvery mullet head who read the statement ItumedlaUly re plies: "Yep, that' o." The flute meat that th truMa could Mrw an mlmi:t Uwvqj to serve either In the irrute or cabinet fur any stub num. Is no ridiculously absurd that It It inly nnsf.ary to rtftr to It without tualili.fi a formal eorstradkUou, j The people of Europe stand aghast at the anarchy in Colorado inaug urated and sustained by the power of the state. There is not a monarch in all Europe that would have dared to do what Governor Peabody of Colo rado has done, and a court that would have rendered such a decision as that of the supreme justices of Colorado would be an absolute impossibility. That republican governor out there brings disgrace upon this whole na tion, and such a court endangers civil liberty everywhere. . To what depths of degradation the people of New York have sunk is shown by the fight among the under takers, which almost amounted to a riot, to get the profits of burying the thousand dead caused by the burning of the steamer S'iocum. The struggle tor money in New York blots out hu man instinct. On tle stock exchange a man will bankrupt his nearest friend if he gains by it, and do it without a twinge of conscience. The United States statistics show that the average price of corn in Ne braska during last year was 10 cents per bushel less than in Iowa. That is what the Nebraska farmer gets for continuing to vote.'er straight in a railroad-ridden, elevator-robbing state. Nebraska corn is just as good as that raised in Iowa and the average price based on distance from market should not be more than 2 cents less. The railroads carried Roosevelt and his party all over the United States in elegant private cars free and now he lias appointed a vice president of a railroad a member of his cabinet. The exchange of courtesies, In which there is money, between the president and the railroads is very frequent, but this appointment of Paul Morton aa a member of his cabinet Is the most conspicuous. The military and naval experts now declare that the whole Russian Pa cific fleet will certainly be destroyed. That fleet, not counting auxiliary ves sels, such m harbor touts, trauHports, coal fthljH and uubtddUed steamers, cost f Itt.Mo.HH. The loss of the tie. t Is, however, th smallest Item when we coruliler that It mean the driving of Ru-ia from the Pacific oecun. There H no sij;n In the republican national platform to Indicate that any of the lruslfotf ring tariff w.ll t e chanEvd In the aliRhUst d srrco Nn hani- no advancement, stand j-at and vote r (might I the hK,nu tf the iUlkal "heathen CLltue,"