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MARCH 30, 1905.
PAGtf f "She Nebraska, Independent me in the United States senate one of these days. I would rather take the other side of the question, but -what's the use? I could never be elected even county attorney, or if I made a handshake canvass and won, I would be everlastingly snowed under at the next election. You see there is just vts V 5 -r rr nrtnroci ytt ofifti mil rot vTlA first start, and that is' always be reg ular. If the corporations find out that you will always vote 'er straight, they consider you a safe man. I have figured it all out. You will have no enemies in high places when once you have established-that fact, no matter which of the old parties you affiliate with. Have you noticed .how nice the great dailies have been to Bryan since, he demonstrated to them that no matter what the provocation was, he never would bolt and would vote 'er straight until he difd. ; Not only rtavo thP riai iv nnnprn Treai.en tirvaii courteously, but republican legislatures have been inviting . hinr to address them. Think of a republican ; legis lature doing a thing like that back in 1896 before' Bryan had demonstrated the fact that he would always "vote 'er straight," never bolt and always be regular. I had thought of tnrowmg my lot in with the populists, for I would. really enjoy a fight against the trusts. But it is no use More than 20,000 of them voted the republican ticket last fall although they had a straight national ticket of their own in the field. . That proves what I have been saying.' If a' man wants' to get office, let him " be a republican, de nounce the trusts and railroad corpor ations,, but always vote, the way the trusts and corporations tell him. You may bet your bottom dollar, that Bryan, who has now; proved to all that, he is regular, and will be at all times, will be getting something pretty .nice from plutocracy before long. -t The sharp ,men down ; east who pile up millions extorted , from the people through their fetish" worship of political regularity will see to it that Bryan is liberally re; 'Wrde,; just' ; tney ;Baye ioojveat aixf r Jtheelf arebf ienjatof s ScfelllO (i 'chandler. One- of : them .was ' a re: publican , he other "t& , democrat. ;,bui they were both always regular. j . k'Now j-ou just, watch me. '.I'y fig: ured this Vhole thing out., .1 am - going to 'get out and make'a "let of .speeches next fall for the republicans, 'in which " I will give the trusts, -the railroad cor: porations and pass grabbers fits. All the time I will have an annual pass iii my pocket, If any old pop Snd? it out and publishes the fact, I will simply say that it was a "courtesy and noth ing more. , The townships where I speak, will roll up big republican ma jorities. Two years after that' I will iun for the legislature and when I get down to the state house I will devote most of my time denouncing the rail roads and trusts, but . always , keep in close connection with ,th e lobby, an d get my tip every time so that I will make no mistake in my voting, Then I will; come home, .denounce the cor porations and trusts , some more and jrun for congress. I'll get there 'all right. You just watch, me. :The size of my, majority will depend on the spir it that I' put into the; denunciation of the trusts, Wall street and the rail roads. . : I'll steal the . most ; of r my speeches from pop literature. , I've got a big lot of clippings filed away which I have cut out of populist papers as well as a whole lot of populist speeches. Half of the pops and all of the republicans will line up and vote for me. I am going to keep that thing up and I'll stay in congress as long as Allison has. You just watch me. I've ent the whnlA thine1 fie'iirerl out." President Rooseyelt is fierce in his denunciation of the childless rich. If he would reflect for a moment on the kind of children the rich raise he might alter his. opinion. Does he want more of the Shaws, the Hydes, the young Vanderbilts, the Crokers and automobile and vaudeville men of that Sort? It appears to The Independent that the less the rich breed the better off the world will be. Rockefeller's Rejected Gift The Rev. Washington Gladden has been known to the people for a num ber of years as a popular writer upon sociology and economics. He is one of the very few ministers in active pastoral work, who has been able to understand the few fundamental prin-j ciples upon which society rests and in ! consequence, his writings have been; of a different character from what gen-1 erally emanates from the pulpit when the "ministers get stirred up over the' commercial degeneration of the pres-j ent times. The same proposition that ! the regents and authorities of the Ne braska State University had to face, has ben presented to the congregation al church in a proposition from Rocke feller to donate to the foreign mission ary society of that body $100,00. Rev. Mr. Gladden replied to , that offer in his sermon last "Sun day in the follow ing way: The money proffered to our .board of missions comes out of a colossal ; estate whose foundations were laid in j the most relentless rapacity known to j modern commercial history. The sue-1 cess of this business from the begin-! ning until new has been largely due! to unlawful and outrageous manipula- j tions of railway rates. The United States government is now engaged in j a strenuous attempt to ferret out and ; punish this injustice. And the people ! of the United States have a tremen- j dous battle "on their hands with the corporate greed which has intrenched itself ; in this stronghold and has j learned to use the railways for the! oppression and spoliation of the peo-1 pie. And now, on the eve of this bat-, tie, they i are asked to accept a gift: of money from the man who more com--I pletely than, any other represents the1 system they are summoned to fight, j I, hope they are not mean enough to take his money and then turn around and fight him. I hope they are not so faithless to their obligations as to take his money and shut their mouths or become his apologists. We do hot want this man's money. To accept it will be to work the contempt of mil lions pf honest men; to -reject it will strengthen : our churches in the affection-and respect- of- millions who are inclined, tp doubt whether the churches love God more than mammon. -,;Ofiri missions :will -be richer and stronger1 Without it than with it; and we ! shall lege nothing by our loyalty to the; things unseen and eternal. Rockefeller as. the head of the Oil trust; as' manager of a string of banls that1 can largely control' the finances of thej country, as the owner of a con trolling interest in a large number of railroad upon the management of which ,'the fortunes of whole states, cities and millions of human beings depends, must be fought .if civiliza tion is to endure. He must be foughtif a sense of uprightness, fair dealing and honesty is to be maintained. From the moral side, from the commercial side, from the political side, war must be waged upon him. The man who will reach out his hand to receive a gift from Rockefeller and then fight him, is a greater moral incubus than Rocke feller himself. The man who receives alms and then asaults the donor, is as vile as a" man can get to be. To re ceiye Rockefeller's money under the condition that his robberies and extor tions shall be condoned and never op posed iq just as great an infamy. No organization and no man can re ceive gifts from Rockefeller witnout committing the crime of accepting stolen property and going into collu sion' with the ' greatest thief of all God's ages. ' Don't Hang Them. By Saturday night it is hoped that the members of the legislature will leave town. The Independent, which has subscribers in every town and country in the state, makes an apeal to the citizens not to hang these men when they reach home. The question whether they deserve hanging" should not be , taken into consideration. It would probably be decided in the af firmative if it was. Let not what they deserve, but what it would be wise and merciful be considered. It is a fact that every bill that had the slight est tendency to curb the greed of rail roads or other corporations has been .turned down. It is also a fact that The West's Greatest General Supply House m THE RELIABLE 8TOKS. 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But if the people should . meet these legislators with, ropes upon their re turn and swing them up to telegraph poles and to . the limbs ot trees, .' the costs of funerals and coroners in quests would be . considerable and would: be. a greater expense than the whole crowd of them are "worth. . Bet ter leave them to rot in their own vile u ess. ; ' .:. ' , .; v . - Republicans have shown tendencies to go to extremes recently. Down in Kansas they have passed a law to iix the price of oil, and all over Nebraska they are swearing worse than the troops in' Flanders. That is especially true of the republican editors. . There is only one republican paper in tLe whole state that is inclined to palliate the offenses of the present legislature and that paper is the Lincoln Star. The Independent suggests that the cool-headed and conservative populists go to the depots when these Nebraska legislators arrive home and protect them from the furious anger of the .radical republicans. These republi cans are so wild-eyed and rantankerous they are liable to do almost anything. The t populists should explain to the people that these legislators have only been following precedent. They have been doing just what all previous re publican 'legislatures have done. For twenty-five years the republicans have been legislating for the benefit of the corporations and railroads, and the present legislature has only followed along the well traveled road, made broad and wide by the feet of other republicans who have gone on before. Don't hang them. Please don't. Some of them truly thought that if they kept in the old, well beaten re publican track, they were servinj the Lord. This howl that Teddy started against rebates, trusts, and railroads is something new to republicans and the members of the. Nebraska legis lature were slow to catch on. Please don't hang them. You will want them to run for the legislature two years from now and if they are hung upon arriving home, they can't. 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