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OCTOBER 6, 1904
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT PAGE 15 i TriwtM-AM An Able Presentation orajn ILlevators ta&BSs Next to the question of taxation, which touches all citizens, perhaps the one that should, most closely con cern Nebraskans, is the subject of mar ket discriminations concerning, the grain crops, or, as It is popularly styled the elevator question. The discriminations are indirect, but none the less real, and comprise the oper ations of the elevator combine, other wise known as. the Nebraska Grain Dealers association, which brings to bear all its vast influence on the rail road companies to prevent farmers' as sociations "or Independent concerns from securing site privileges or con cessions on the' railway right-of-way. 'There are about one thousand eleva tors (in round numbers) in Nebraska and over 80 per cent of them are in the combine that is seeking to control the market and shut out the farmers' com panies. It is easily susceptible of proof that the combine aims to conduct the grain business so as to net the dealers five cents a bushel, or $50 per car of one thousand bushels. One man near Lincoln is known to have savtd 200 on two cars of grain by shipping inde pendent of the combine. Instance are numerous where ten and tweive cents a bushel have been exacted on a good grade of marketable gram, and there are many cases where fifteen cents a bushel has been extorted by dsaiers in absolute control of the market through the possession of the only shipping facilities at those stations. If these excessive margins are some what reduced during the past year it is solely because of the linv.ted suc cess of farmers' companies,, hamy'red as they have been by the combine. . During recent years a renewed effort of farmers to secure shipping facilities "has" been made, commencing about two :'ahd a- half.;Sars .as;6; through the ef forts of the Central Farmef i3iu. The discussion thus begun, founa. its way into the last legislature and was ; voiced by the effort of Senatir Brady of Boone county to secure th- passage of Senate File No. 102, but wuici, was displaced, by House Roll No. 0, ether- wise known as the Ramsey, bul, .and 'which was bassed near the:ciOa- of the session. - It was freely charged at . the time that the "combine"jnhuence ' was thrown ?to secure the passage of the . Ramsey bill. Numerous eilcrts ave been made to enforce the' Ramsey law, but so far none of them har.4 ever been carried to a-final determination in the courts. -A large numDer oi aDie " attorneys contend that the f Ramsey law is invalid, and if pressed to a test in the court of last resort, wouid be declared-unconstitutional. Coior to " this view is given by the fact that the entire elevator "combine" influence was' thrown, against the Brad bill (No. 302) and in favor of the Ramsey law. . ;;:r-' ' A determined effort should be made in every legislative and senatorial dis trict to elect only such men as are openly pledged in favor of sound ele vator legislation, i Such candidates are those -of the fusion forces, or candi dates nominated by populists and dem , ocrats, for the state cohvehuons .of both parties took a bold and flrnf stand m favor of justice to the farmers of Nebraska, touching elevator leisla A short statement iSTlti'm rrrmiltj-Qf, the'elevator combine " will better en able the voters to understand the mer its of the issue. It is well to uuder stand that Mr. Schneider, who is one of the controlling officers in the re publican state committee and member of the national republican committee for Nebraska, is also one of the con trolling forces in the "Nebrasna Grain Dealers' association, and president of the "National Crain Dealers' associa tion." He is a member of one oi the largest elevator companies operating in Nebraska and Iowa, and the wraith of the firm has been "very larRl;' ac cumulated during recent yeaia smce the above named association pcrfocted its organization. It ia morally certain thai Mr. Schneider and the portj whoso ma chinery he dominates, will assist In (ho eleetlou of only such legislators as WrUson's Pevtes Hon. Thomas K. Watson, people's Tarty candidate for president, will speak at Vioeennrs, Ind., on October and at Indianapolis on tho :otu day of October. Hon. Thta. I. Watson will be the orator of the day at Vlrden. HJ. Cfclo br 11 Everything possible U being done to make this one of the gratet eventi of the year. Vlrdm is a txaull tut city situated on th Hurlirfcten, can be depended oh to further h's in terests and. those of his class It would be more than could be expected of him to exert himself to secure the election of a representative known to be favorable to farmers' eWatora, which, when successful, will displace the elevators of the ''combine.-' The methods employed to v accom plish their aims are chiefly of two classes. They operate indirectly, and through, first, the railway com panies, and second, through the com mission men on board of trade. The elevator combine uses ail its power and influence to prevent railway officiate from granting any new build ing sites for elevators, thus confining the business to present dealers. 80 per cent of whom are in the combine. The extortionate margin of profit demand ed in many cases by the combine deal ers has caused many farmers to at tempt "track-shipping," and m order to, prevent this, the "combine" has in troduced the "boycott" agam3t the commission man who would handle the farmers' grain in the central mar ket It will readily be seen that when Mr. Schneider, with 75 to 100 elevators, no tifies a commission firm that has sold a thousand car loads for him in tbe course of a year, that he must not han dle the farmer's car load on pain of losing the S'chneider busineod it is readily seen that the commission man is compelled frequently against his own wishes to refuse the business of the farmer. The mapkets In all the groat &iain centers were practically closed against the independent shippers when we be gan our crusade early in 190 in the Central "Farmer, which culminated in the monster demonstration in Lincoln Jan. 22. 1903 and Which resulted in the h, agitation of, elevator legislation .luiiT.r: tost session of tht legisla ture, anasTn'ce thft'utwj jtxrrstA, By persistent effort, against thl IKTgfed resistance of the "combine" the farm ers' associations and independent con cerns have made some headway but the progress has been small in com parison with what It would have been if proper shipping: facilities had Deen enjoyed by the general public v Nearly two years ago it wa pointed put in the Central Farmer tb.3 reasons why no "grain market" existed in Ne braska, The cause Jay in, the freight discriminations . in favor of ; Cticago and Kansas City. A railway rate war has wiped-out that discrimiaa'.on, and simultaneously with a more fair ad justment of freight schedules, there has been formed a central gram mar ket in Nebraska. The establishment of the Omaha Grain Exchange means much for Nebraska farmers if It can be made an "open market." But if 1t is' to .bfi dominated by the .S'cnneiders and ,bthet'; members of , '.the combine, it will pimply -fatten those in the com bine, and be of no real value to Ne braska farmers, nor to any Nebiaska interest except the elevator combine. The contest .begun, r in v behalf of Ne braska farmers has Bot been permit ted to si ack en., I was among the first to subscribe for a membership In the Omaha Grain Exchange, .in pruer to furnish farmers' companies aa outlet in the central market When I was finally successful In securing niemDer- shin Jn that. Knriv I ireanizfld the f! Vincent (?raTu'r: nmbft now engaged in marketing grainbrp11 farmers' associations and in orgaii'zrng new ones wherever farmers are suf ficiently interested to warrant tut ef fort. Among other Nebraskans who have given time and money withui stint in the effort to better the maiKeling laeilities of Nebraska farmers Is Hon S. Canaday, the fusion nominee for auditor of public accounts . M Cona day, in Feb., 1903, was elected presi dent of the Nebraska State Co-opera tive Grain and Live Stock association. o which position he was unanimously re-elected in Jan., 1904. His county is the best organized in the stat with facilities for grain shipping by far mers' associations, and this excellent showing is almost entirely due to his efficient and untiring efforts. Chicago & Alton, and Intcr-Urtan rail ways, twenty-two miles souta of Springfield. Fpeclal rates will ho granted on all the railroads touching the city and possibly others. Hitur Klon trains will be run from a cumbrr of Important points. The crowd win be one of the tartest ever assembled ta central Illinois. Every orutlt Jn tn state is Invited and urged to be present. C. A. ItUitrAN, Jacksonville, HI The Beatitudes Cincinnati, O., October 2, 1S04. Herbert S. Bigelow, pastor of the Vine St. Congregational church, in speaking on the "Beatitudes," said in part: "Has the world became Christian, or has Christianity" become worldly? What did Christ teach? We could hardly ask for better summary oi his teachings than we find in tbac intro duction to the sermon on the Mount, known as the Beatitudes. T acre we find his creed. Now what was Rome's creed? Her legions had dipped their javelins in the heart of the vanquished and had written her creed in letters of blood over all the earth. Jesus said: "Blessed are the poor in spirit." Rome said: "Blessed are the proud. Jesus said: "Blessed arc they that mourn." Rome said: "BiS3ed are the hard of heart Jesus bajd: "Blessed are the gentle." Rome said: Blessed are the arrogant. Jesua said: "Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness." Rome said: Blessed' are they that slay the right eous. Jesus said: "Blessed are the merciful." Rome said: Blesei be cruelty. Jesus said: "Blessed are the pure in heart." Rome said: Blessed are the fat in purse. .Jesus taid: "Blessed are the peacemakers." Rome said: Blessed are makers of wai. Jesus said, blessed are the men who live and die for truth but Rome said, blessed are the men who live and die in the favor of the Emperor, who march at the head of legions, wear the purple and hear the multitudes ap plaud. The world is centuries older now, and what of these two creeds? II a3 not the prophet of Jerusabm tri umphed over the Emperor of Rome? Yonder beneath the dust of ages sleep those legions now. But the truths of this lonely man, are they not living today in all that is noble in our civ ilization, and do they not urge us on to nobler trumph still? , This is the truth. We are better than Rome was, and it is because this freed of Jesus has In a measure prr " vailed jev-.Mi'?'-iifRome. This also is truth. We arruot aa -fcoUfcV we might be, and it ia because the creed of the Nazarene has hot yet had full sway. Let Rome bury her dead. Let us look to the Present and the Future. Let us imagine this man of Nazareth on the streets of our own city Before him comes a troop of pale faced children. He knows them that hungry, stunted brood, the spawn of the slums; the slums, those lazar .spots, made by the insatiable greed and the iniquitous laws of man. From these noisome places comes the cry of the children; children living where flowers will not bloom; children living where the sun seldom shines; children play ing on slimy pavements, breathing the malignant gases of the sewers and dy ing, God knows how cheaply! The peal of church organs can not drown for him that cry from the slums. In dignant with men for not heeding that cry, he would exclaim, as of old, "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy." : ; These beatitudes are upon every tongue. When - We recite them, we seem to forget that they challenge' the institutions of-our time even as they challenged the Institutions of Rome. We- do not understand them; neither have we entered inio the spirit of this man, if we are not impressed with the. frightful contrasts that still exist be tween hia truth and the society which Tbose New York Fighters Editor Indcpciidcr.tr I bave just re turned from a two weeks' trip through the state. The petitions are complete and will be filed the middle of next week on the first day of filing. County and city or ganizations are springing up all over the state. The men who were out for Bryan in 18CC and 1900 are now shout ing for Watson and Tibbies. Wc are swamped with demands for literature, it pours In on us from every nook and corner of the state. The priulius press Is running as fast as steam can drive It We will try and furnish ult with literature as fast as possible. We are going to get the vole and not only make this the banner elate this fall, but we want the Influence of that vote to make way for the election of our candidate for president m l'JOS. From now on till the end of Uio cam paign our speakers wilt be all over the state preaching the same doctrine they talked In IS3ti and 19 '3 when they supported Ilryan, only this time they are talking for Watson, and Tibbies, the onty Ilryan ticket on the ballot to this state. 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MILKS MKDJCAL CO., ' LABORATORIES, ELKHART, 1ND. OWSLEY mi.OM, ATTORNEY' 301 Klcbtrd Work. Lincoln, Ktbr To John M. Barber and Mm. John M. liarber hi wife, non-resident defendant and to all person having or cluiminK ny interest in, or ' lien on lot number 13 and 14. Hlock 12. Helmont r' trtTJucoln, in Lancaster County, Ne- You and ea(T t) I 'oh are hereby notified that on September! H ICOl, Henry J. Bannister com nienced an Mi l in equity against you and against the In! dfbove described, to foreclose tax sale certih jtitl.. No. 13593 and No. nm cov ering said loUl rf pecttvely, and issued by the County TreatVHof Lancaster County, Nebras ka, to said Dili Mr. on March 7th. 1J02 fur the then due andi 1lnqnent State, County and CHy Taiet lor I year 1HU, 1895, 189fi, Wj7, mm VH.bi on each I 'lncate. 1'Jalntlff thf f icrduly paid on each of said certificate re iUvely , taxes then become dne on each f salt Jq i as follows: On July 23, 1902 county ana su k;i ji vm; eeptemter n, i:wm county and st p 1902 70e; May 10. 1902, I'M city-21c; Kepti fa W J2, W08, 1002 city-21c, of each of satd loi I il'here 1 now due to plaintiff t'i6M on each 1 11 d two certificates with inter- thereof, to Mail num and there! 1 1904, at 20 per cent per an- fat tho rate of 10 per cent per annum togethei Tbe Plainlifi 1 rn anorney- lee ann costs: . fi that each of said lots may ent of tbe amount due on Us be sold for the p respective tax u ?rtlfieate, with interest, at torney's fees and named deiendan claiming, any intf t, snd that you; the above d all persons havlDg, or L In. or lien on said land may be narred a. iorecloied of all equity of redemption there Und ior equitable relief. 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