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OCTOBER 6. 190-1
fHE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT FACE 9. trust made a demand that they, by a new construction of the law, should be made to pay a heavy tariff. It was done, for the officers of the gov- ernnient have learned Dy ions- ex perience that what a trust wants it must have. The shoe manufacturers and other trades that use shep skins raised a big howl. They dida't be lieve that the foreigner paid the tax. Riit. so far. the new interpretation stands, for the trusts must always thev ask for. The meat trust will make a few millions more this year on account of this tarift on pickled sheep skins. The tobacco trust had a litte scheme. It wanted a very conspicuous label in different color from the ordinary rev enue stamp put on every imported box of cigars. It gathered in all the to bacco plantations in Cuba before the treaty was ratified, the senate putting off the ratification until the trust had things fixed, so as to absolutely control the tobacco industry in that island. The American manufacturers went to the custom house authorities and put up the argument that their infant in dustry ought to be protected and said that if that revenue stamp was of the same color as the domestic stamp, and put on the bottom of the box instead of the top, the American to bacco grower and manufacturer would be benefited. That was done Then the trust descended on Washington in its might and this time Teddy was able to make a 'compromise. He ordered the stamp on imported goods to be of a different color, but it should be put on the bottom of the box. The trust is not satisfied and it will not be long until that stamp will be back on the top of the box. "IT MtOET BAVI BUElf. Those who have apologized for Mr. Bryan's support of Parker have re peatedly said 'that had he bolted the St. Louis convention be would have " stood alone. That is a debata ble ques tion. So faras the leaders of his par ty are concerned he might have blood alone or nearly so. But so fir as the great' body of his party are concerned, the campaign is proving erary day that he would have rallied about his standard an army of reformers that would have proved a terror to plutoc racy. The evidence of this fact is the tremendous following that even the Watson and Tibbies ticket hns gath ered. What that following mignc have been with Bryan's assistance who can tell? The people's party itself wculd have been glad to welcome Bryan and his tremendous following. It would have thereby organized a movement of tremendous force, and though it might not have been successful this year, its momentum would have proved so great as to sweep all before it in IJOS. Even on the "low ground of expedi ency," that Mr. Bryan so frequently mentioned, the advantage to him would have been great It Is a safe guess to say that the subscription list to The Commoner would have doubled. Every body would have been anxious to read what he had to say. People who never did and do not now read il, would iiav&jftiUibreathlessly for every is sue, iu - zmi mTifu1 Nebraska would nave been swept clean by the Watson and Tibbies ticket, and no man in the state under tuosc cir cumstances could have stepped before Mr. Bryan in achieving the toga or the United States senatorship. His power and influence would have inci eased a hundredfold. His old following would have .seen new cause for their enthus lastlc support" of him, and those who formerly scoffed (by such a demon Btration of loyalty to principu above party on his part), would have been shamed into silence. As It is his old following uavo lost heart, and he has gained no recruits from the other side. The .mmcuse crowds that formerly flocked to hear him are this year conspicuous by their absence. His splendid eloquence in former campaigns, when bo pleaded for justice and appealed to the moral nature of his hearers, Is now chilled with the blight of Parkeritls. Ills elo quent tongue is paralyzed with Clcve landism, and his magnetic control of the multitudes has disappeaicd. In the fare of thefe facta he stands be fore the country today In the most em barrassing position of any man In pub lic life. No one who knows Mr. Br ran will ever say that he has either beea bribed by or that he has compromised jH any way with plutocracy, There U Just one return why he utanda where he doe today. That Is that he istin Ik pes to jieoure control of tho democratic party and swing It aealn Into the path of reform, lie will fall utterly Bhould Parker he tIi ted what Lop may Bry an and hi-- friend have fur euntrol of that organization! They tipudi. ate him absolutely. They know that he is honest and incorruptible and that is net the kind of a man they want. If Parker should be defeated the blame will resf'upon Bryan. If Parker is successful ' Bryan wilt get nothing, not even a chance to "re organize" his party. If Parker is de feated Bryan will be cursed wih it. There are many things in this cam paign that indicate much the same condition of things . that existed in 1892. In that year there was compara tively a good degree of prosperity. No body doubted Harrisons re-election. Everything went on smoothly, and when the votes were counted weli, Harrison was swept off the political map. Now there was a reason for all of this. The protective tariff nonsense had been carried to the point where it was about to precipitate a condition of depression and hard imes Thoae wno were in ravor of the protective tariff graft, saw what was coming. They knew that if their graft was to continue much longer they must change their tactics. So they made a very adroit feint that took the peo ple off their feet. It was to allow Cleveland to be elected in fart to con tribute to his election and then when the hard times should come, they could say to the people "We told you so," and thereby easily secure a re-euact-ment of tariff grafting. Everybody of intelligence" knows that the panic of 1893 was not caused by "fre- ti ade" nor even by a reduction of the taiiff, because the McKInley bill of 1S9J was then in effect, and was not even In terfered with until the panic "was about over. That is to say that dur ing nearly the entire time of the panic the McKInley law was in lull swing. iio'fr is-i'vitA-ractlV vWiiat Is threatening in thlscampalga.iai ridiculous tariff policy of the republi can party has been in operallor ; suf ficiently long. It is reaching the point where it is about to prove the absurd economic principles upon which it is based. Its beneficiaries know this, and they also now that if the republican party should at that time be in control of the government, they will not , then be able to say "I told you so. '...They know that their tariff policy ' will be held : responsible. So the chances, are that those in control, being sure that Parker is right for them on the money question (so that they need not tear on that score) and that there can be no interference with the taj.'ff . "will probably allow his election in or aei to again load upon the back of this poor democratic donkey the blame of; hard times on account of the treated ed Vfree trade." They will then secure a new lease on the tariff graft. And the poor donkey seems disposed to trot along and bite atsthe bait. The result will be that it will bear the blame of the catastrophe of. hard times that ae bound to come, and then the republi cans will again sweep the cout4jy in order to "restore properity . and the tariff" as was the case in 1891 Under those circumstances we may again see the campaign of 1896 fought 0Tcr again with , the same humiln'.ing' de feat of Mr. Bryan. When that time coraes he will discover the mlsLake the nbbiest of.the race to be crushed with conditions that make it impossi ble to escape "heart-breaking" toil during. any portion of their lives, while another portion of the race become de generates because they never work at -all. i-. - ; THAT GREAT SCOUNDREL. The greater the scoundrel the more the republican dailies will press him upon the people .as a statesman, a patriot and a philanthropist. No greater scoundrel ever held a stat in the United States senate than Aldrich of Rhode Island. He Is as much a boss of the United States senate as Murphy is of Tammany. Not a word is ever allowed to appear in any of the great papers truly descriptive of him, but he Is always depicted as a statesman. The people of Rhode Is land assembled in a convention the other day and presented in i resolu tion the following photograph of him: "This is senatorial year and the senior senator awakes to the lact that there is a state of Rhode Island, drops his duty as 'general manager of the United States' for, a time and comes back to this state in order to insure his re-election to the senate and to be able more strongly to fasten the hold of the trusts upon the peopl-a of ihis country. Every known corrupt and coercive agency is to be set to work for his return and it is .'the impera tive duty of every right-minded citi zen in this state by his vote and by his Influence to prevent it. His tol erance of the existence of ths present conditions which, If he cared anything for the state, it were easily possible for him to change, proves that the best interests or tne state will nor be sub served, by. Ms re-election, He has sim ply, used his. power as a senator of the UfiitM '" States ? andia4sts;: the republican , party in this state for the enactment of laws in favor of the quasi-public, corporations for his own emolument and aggrandizement." rwnaftMirtsgfrAiid eat. ud on" the word, "Of all sad"w6rds6r ' tJuk'UfcJT pen, the saddest are these, 'Tt bight have been.' " Q. HEART-BREAKING TO 1 1,. It is strange how a plutocratic en vironment win Diina the eyes, distort the soul and destroy the reason of th well-educated and the cultured. Re cently there appeared In a review an article deploring the sad condition of college educated women who married poor men and had to wash and sew and do housework. The Springfield Republican in commenting on ihe arti cle says: "In England the burden Is simply shifted. The poor clergyman's wife lives dismally and pays sUr ration wages to the servants demanded by standards of gentility. The Ameiican woman has a better house and better food and pays for them by a heart breaking toll that destroys wt&lity and often ruins health. Boll are the victims of false social standarcs." Is there nothing false and wrong about this condition besides "social standards?" Is It not rathrr false theories of government Tacre Is enough wealth in this land and Eng land tHi, to give comfort, fra-dom and happiness, to every woturi' with out a necessity of driving : . to a toll "that doHtroya vitality nni ruins health." Thewe women are not vh-tin.K of bo. tnl rdandard but of government. which, through the granting of spe cial privilege enables a fey lu ac cumulate all th prwvt .J i ot" . .'ura- tl.iii, jtdeu.e And luKMiiiitn. ..n mtr DEMOCRATIC ASSISTANTS. ' If it had not been for the effective assistance given at critical moments to the , democratic party by, the re publican party, . the democratic party would long since have been 'numbered among the .things of the dead past. Tit was such assistance that enabled Grq ver Cleveland to secure the presidency. The ; republicans - rendered the . same sort of aid to the democrats, that gold democrats did to the republicans and the parties engaged in it received the same rewards. . These republicans were known as "mugwumps." ; ji s . v "When i Grover Cleveland reached the white house, he received the most ac tice assistance from, every, leading re publican United States senator and scores of the republicans in the house. But the most vital assistance the re publicans have ever rendered the dem ocrats has . been given within the last year or two,' through the republican daily press.: Over a year ago, the re publican dailies began to give more space to the interest of the democratic party than it did to its own organiza tion. -The democratic candidate for the presidency, as every . one . knows who reads the daily papers, wd3 given HKftreflFHWitteft.Qg. and more eulogies wore nrlntoH mnwrnini iT, T.tff'.. wt .1 peared in the support of the republican candidate. For weeks at a time, Par ker was constantly kept befora the people through eulogistic artolts and Roosevelt was hardly mentioned That sort of assistance is continuad even uow in the middle of the campaign and Parker Is given as much prominence in the republican papers as Roorevelt. About a year ago there was a ne cessity on the part of the demociatlc party to develop some sort of a lead er. The orders from Wall street were that this time it must have both can didates and that meant the reuuucla tion of the leadership of Bryan. Gor man was chosen as the leader of this reorganized democracy. Immediately the republican press began to tell what a great man Gorman was. Gorman was the genuine statesman, the astute political manager, the heroic, the gal lant, the wise man. He wa.i to get the fragments of the democratic party together and direct them as a general did an army. For months the repub lican dallies kept Gorman heron the people. The republicans did their best to build up a leadership for the reor ganised democracy. They gave all the assistance to the democratic part that wm In their power. Here Is another funny thlnj. Dur ing ail that time the republicans hxvc teen denouncing the populism as dem ocratic RHMiMant. while they have been the one that have been In the "assistant" buxinemi. The fart I lh republican and democratic p.irtW-a ire a 4.UnU ta tnU othrt. mi l like a I AK-SAR-BEN. The symbolic word and the meaning of it brings forth our tenderest and at fllA QQmA tlmA vrtt- a r t r.nT.HMi -- v uvivv MqC " vuv V IVVllUQKIf The enterprise, daring and dash that are behind the name applies with equal fnroo tn f ho Bankers Reserve Life Company of Omaha, a financial enterprise which has grown from infancy to a young giant during the period that Ak-Sar-Ben has made famous this fair city and state. The able, aggressive managers' of the company with pride remind Ne braskans that the present business of the company amounts to $100,000 pre ferred insurance written every week. The premium receipts exceed $1,000 dally. The company has the finest insur ance offices in the city now occupies the entire second floor of the Ware block, 15th and Farnam Rtre-Pts hav ing entirely outgrown its former quar ters.. The company is operating in uueen states and territories and has about $10,000,000 of old line insurance in force. . . l :y;,l. , The new policies are meeting - with universal favor with agents aud the insuring public. Tho Twentieth , Century Policy, a guaranteed dividend contract, is the most liberal, attractive and 'yet 'con servative policy that has ever been de- viseq ay any company. ;oraIal Invitation ja extended by rae-president H&$Jfa citizens of Om aha,; as well as iy"!r&Mini ; IjsQ io strangers where in the sta and policy holde offices and get' ; management. . The Bee is i first-class Insurant the able field sta oeing attracted by Visit the home sainted with the aaed that, many Hmen are Joining , t. the company, i aggressive man agement, also theil!.ral policies and Plans offered by tcompany. man and his wife mi get into, a great J-af even Indirectly assis them. ir ieling, they both If any. one else 1 either oue of DIf REGARU( LAW An Omaha correspoiit calls timely attention to the disregM of law upon the point of railroads lit other pow erful interests. The iia,4ent calling forth these comments ' wwit the laying or, tracks by a. railroad wjuupany in Omaha upon streets to no title. The . work was d4 on Sun day and unexpectedly; in orlei to prevent-any court injunction orlher in terference. The strong ponTtVeli set forth by the cor responded tj is that powerful business concerris viil set Ulgif. employes directly to Ti-lat law, so long as otner iuxe'rcSfjL.unc must suffer. They do hot see that they are teaching their employes a sysitm that may and sometimes does redound tc their own injury. An employer who imagines that an employe wii: he truo to him, if he teaches that cmpioye to be untrue to others, is a shorUibted employer. "The villainy you teach me I will execut.e and it shall go hard, but I will better the instruc tion." A bookkeeper, who is directed by tho corporation to make false entries to deceive public inspectors, will eventu ally make false entries to protect him self. A salesman who Is Instructed to misrepresent goods over the counter will finally misrepresent things to ht3 instructor. It is a deserved retribu tion. When we teach one the rule of lying and deception, trlckerj aud fraud, what assurance have we that they may not practice these on us? A clerk for a Chicago concern had ttoten some few hundred dollars, and cov ered up the theft by false entries. HI employers upon the discovery hounded Mini to the penitentiary. It was proven that this clerk had been In theli em ploy from childhood, and that he had been taught Just audi tricks when u came to dealing with the public. Gov erimr Atteel.l gallantly pardr.nd tho young man upon the ground that It was htf Instructors who should havo been condemned. It 11 vain to nppn.) that any employe will In the ux run be ttue to his employer, If that -m ployer.tearhoji j,im (j,e art of d celvitu: oiuera.