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MARCH 30, 1905.
PAGE 8 Uh& Nobraskcx Independent Che Nebraska Independent Utitoln. Tltbrtsk. LIBERTY BUILDING. 132S 0 STREET centered according to Act of Congress March S, 179, at the roe (office at Lincoln, Nebraska, M ccond-clasa mail matter. PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY. SIXTEENTH YEAR M ii i i sua SI. 00 PER YEAR : When making remitUncea do not lewt Money with news agencies, postmasters, etc. to be forwarded by them. They frequently forget or remit .a different amount than waa left with them, and the aubacribex faila to get roper creC't. Address ell ecaniunicationa, and mako ail drafta, money orders, eft,payable to ,tl)t tttbraskt Indtptn&tnt, Lincoln, JV5. Anonymous comm'r jications will not ha katiced. Rejected manuscripts will, net ba retnroed. T. H. TIBBLES, Editor. C. Q. DE FRANCE, Associate Editor. P. D. EAGER, Business Manager. . Ohio democrats are now looking for a Moses to lead their disorganized forces to another brilliant defeat. Six men have been killed in the prize fighting ring in Philadelphia. The prize fight is a regular thing in that republican town. , ; , v The Delaware legislature; -has ad journed and Addicks still holds it dead locked. He had more voles in the leg islature than any other republican and declares that he will go to the senate yet",; . "n' i.'w '."-- ; . Colonel Henry ; Wattef son of the Louisville Courier-Journal-, is in Spain studying Spanish moonshine. The col onel should not '.-forget while , there : to confer with Spanish' politicians regard ing a; definite plan of organization for , the conservative democracy.;-;. :v . Arkansas got after the., insurance companies and made it so hot for the trust that they had formed that 68 of them threw up their licensps.. discharg ed their agents and quit business in the state. The trusts are getting some hard knocks in .various places, in these 'United States lately. . r ' . . .. ,! Representative , Townsend ,of , Michi gan, declares that the, president will call an extra session of congress in the fall for the expressed purpose of push ing his railroad bill through the sen ate. Perhaps Mr. Roosevelt is. at tempting to try some experiment on ' the wearied brains of his opponents. , ' Two weeks ago Roosevelt appointed Quarles, the most efficient, man the railroads ever had in Wisconsin, a fed eral judge, and, , last .. week, through Elihu Root he offered a . judgeshipTo Alton B. Parker, late . Belmont . candi date for the presidency,,: in, the state of New York. What sort of a man is Roosevelt, anyhow? .',.' Some of the Congregationalisms are protesting against receiving the $100, . 000 that John D. Rockefeller proposed to give to fheir foreign missionary so ciety, and it is rumored that he will withdraw his offer. When an eastern plutocratic church will not take John D. Rockefeller's money there is some thing in the wind, sure. Five years ago any church would have taken his money. In England whenever it becomes ap parent that the government does not represent the wishes of a majority of the people, the parliament is dissolved and a referendum is taken." In this country hen it becomes apparent that the government is in opposition to a jnrijOrity of the people, the corpora tions simply put up more money to corrupt and bribe and the government goes on the same as before. Let Labor Have What It Produce , In connection with Mr. Kennedy's article The Independent wishes to say: Every worker should have all he pro duces. No honest man denies that. The question is how much is the prod uct of the unaided bare hands. It Is a very, small part of all that is pro duced. There was never a greater fallacy uttered than that labor pro duces all wealth. The truth is that while no wealth could be produced without labor, any more than it could be produced without land and sun "light, it does not produce all wealth One might as well say that sunlight, or land, or rain produces all wealth as that labor does. Labor is one factor in the production of wealth. There are many more. Starting out with that false premise leads to a continu ous series of errors. v "I think that for a producer to get all the wealth he could or would pro duce would stimulate production rath er than destroy ambition." Under the collective ownership of all the means of production and dis tribution, the producer of wealth would get nothing. What he produced would belong, not to him, but to the collectivity.' That, being the case the motive to produce, inspired by the nat ural instinct of ownership, would be destroyed, and ambition would disap pear. ' '. 1 : "To be compelled to give up four fifths, etc." Here the same error enters. What a worker produces, ' even if he owns the machines and the land, is not the sole result of his labor. It is the re suit of the scholar in his study, the chemist; in his laboratory, the school teacher, the instructor in morals, the statesman ' and ' ! a , ; - thousand ' other things. : The fruits, ; the corn, the wheat, the cattle, the -vegetables in the garden, come' forth-hot alone from the labor 'required in ; planting, cultivat mg -lantdj ; harvesting, j -.but from the thought and study 'of all the ages past. The apple was once a crab, bitter and astringent, the Poland , China, Berk shire j or , Durpc Jersey : hog, not long ago, was a raw-boned,! long-legged, big snouted creature - entirely different from what : we seei Jin the pens. now arid, which .brings to Nebraska so much wealth., Therf is something else that .enters into that hog besides labor. It seems .very strange that any intelligent man should assert that labor produced that hog. Without' labor it could not have been produced, but there are ten thousand, other thngs without which jit could not have been produced, of , anyone of which it could be said that it produced that hog as truly as to say that labor produced it. Of the labor that enters into; the production of, that hog, but a very small part is the labor of this generation. It is the labor of thej ages since man, existed that makes much more of the value, than that of the man who raised it. If the man who raised the1 hog appropri ated t all, he! would be taking much that he did not produced The world a large, takes that part that he did not produce and leaves the hog raiser only the portion that he did produce. At Jeast, that is what it pretends to do, but it takes m6re, and it does it by. means of monopolies, trusts, tariffs, extortionate freight rates, and exces sive taxation. . That man should have what his labor produced. Under so cialism and the common ownership of everything, he would only be a com mon owner along with 80,000,000 oth ers, many of whom do not produce. The more one. reflects upon this primary postulate of socialism, the more unfair and wrong it appears. The labor of the hands produced but a small part of the wealth of the world. Wealth is to a very large de gree the product of the mind. The enormous output of steel is largely the product of mind. The new process by which it comes frorm the mills in lots of hundreds of ton?, and without which our present railroad system could not exist, was a product of mind. How much of the value of steel is the product of the men who work in the mills? Can anyone say that the value of steel belongs wholly to the men who mine the ore and smelt and fashion the steel? Does not part of that value equitably belong to the fchool teacher who taught those men and gave to their brains intelligence? Does not part of it belong to the chemists, the philosophers, the inventor who have preceded them? . Let every man have for his own, not as an 80-millionth part cwner, but. for himself alone, all the wealth tljat he produces, but don't let him set up a claim to wealth that he never pro duced, and don't let him be robbed of what wealth he produces by means of tariffs, trusts and railroad extortion. In regard to what would be done with railroad presidents under govern ment ownership, and it is strange that any man should raise such a question, it may be said that they would still be railroad presidents just as they are now.. They would be in the service of Uncle Sam instead of Hill, Harriman, Gould and Rockefeller. That would be true of all . railroad employes. There would be no strikes and the railroads would be out of politics, just as the postoffice is out of politics. Politicians would pay their fare witb just as much j certainty as. they now put a stamp on a letter if they expect it to be trans ported in the mails. ,: t ". . Figured It All Out. Universal disgust", is expressed among republicans all-over the state in regard to the . present legislature. ; 'Sj They will everywhere assert that it is a corporation body, that the state offi cers are like the legislature, tuat tab conventions of the republican party are all manipulated by the railroads, they will denounce the pass : system and repeat with bitterness what pop ulists have been saying about the re publican party for the last leu yeaib. After all that, if one . of them is cor nered and is forced to answer the ques tion whether he will continue to vote the republican ticket with conventions under the control of the railroad and officers universally riding on passes, he will answer yes. ; ' It is probable therefore,' that the republican party will continue to rule. A young lawyer in the northern part of the state has figured it all out. He says that the way to obtain office hi Nebraska is to denounce the extor tions of the trusts and railroads and always stand in with the republican party. What the people want is a man who will always denounce the railroads, ride on passes and always vote the way the roads dictate. It will never do for a man to vote against the roads. The man who does is always downed at the riext election. The. same thing happens to a party that does' that sort of thing. The young lawyer gave as an illustration of the last statement the manner in which the people's party; was treated. That party came into power by an accident, went to work in the hardest times that this state ever saw, and without in creasing taxes one cent, paid off $600,- 000 of the state debt. Just: as soon as the people could get a whack at that party, they proceeded to knock it cold and stiff. Then the republican party came- into power in the best times that the state had had for-two decades, and increased the state debt, with nothing to show for it, a million and a half, in two years. The repub licans denounced- that extravagance with the same vehemence that they are now denouncing pass grabbing, and then proceed to elect an almost solid republican legisalture. The young lawyer continued his philoso phising as follows: "I am going into politics. I am go ing to be a republican and denounce the corporations and trusts with all the spare breath that I have. I am going to do that very thing and. always vote just as the railroad magnates and trust magnates tell me to. You Jnst keep a watch on me and you will find LIKIIXD OIL WHITK LEAD . jtXD ZINC PA I NT Guaranteed for five yearf. This paint will cover more surface, last longer and look better than any other paint on the market. Written guarantee) to every customer. We can save yon money. Investigate. 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