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f6 Nebraska Independent TT!T-t:- iM.l s,f rnn-? ar?1 f ft fV.a io. Ik! l ,&4it;fiiti'& write &4 j arte" h-tvh kti v tie po;4e & 1 r"MrivJ tht jkj jftif iui 04 woyM Utr efcac at tltlr evr&aefiL ri j 1 frtkfMht AIJ tL?M U Litre more or les Tirhry ut btMlf f'r i o.r -brow, to J ttr political control of !te Etnt of Rail Fw'e The miiroad ,rii)i.ied not otly Ihkt )-ri:i'le yiHjBji!- in that ay, bw 'b-y dominate In the nJUMt way wr tify wwfjfj;, oir majors, our Ju3gi, our I-:", and state of!5 ' r &o UiOGg to this railroad vat- chine. Ahl ) you i!l find their irfxMHii full of passes. thev have tl,.w evtd'C'e of their hiutMitt nd halt- to the corporations la b'-lr pockets, sod while dec-ptlon and trickery is Jn th-Jr haru, tbey sit wln brajw-n dignity before u and wsnl us to believe thai they sre fair and impartial on a) questions tn dt liu'e --n us and the railroad. Tbe railroad although tbey give away 1iiM-i everv TPir if rh valiif of mil llotii of dollar aav that tbcr rive thfta only an court -ie and eipect no'hing in return. My friends, J uk have done wi'b this lwalJl(. I aay that rrr railroad thai ditrilju'- fr- pr am oil c be off!': hold r and Ijonil'-tarm tbtnda to lrluo therfcty. The pmiMmt tf iht hrltrfj Ij to gft cti'rol of tb a'ate KOrnuifDt to froct tbf rallnad la thlr fr-i;ht nd Dain' r x'oriion and diwrhn! nation and low taiatlon of their roi- rty, 1 aay that vtry puhlln olfloial who aew-pta pa la guilty of talc Inx ft brtb and th(.rebr t-lihcr ron clounly or Mnamminmj euur Into a conapfracy with lh raJJroada to do- n-ai to atdrlt or tabular itovfruiiifiit Thi rallrod and public official to tending are bribe-giver and bribe taker and should b made to fl the condemnation of their frailty bulnea. Who will claim that thews ahameful fonditlon ar the will ut tbe p?ople? The wonder U that, the lontf amould ir1nit Indignation of tbe people of Ne braka aalnt the corrupt pollil tlan and lbl rallrd dominatioa did not conifl to a head before tbl. Dattl on In Earnest Hut now the batllo I on in earn t. The real lau in Nebraaka i to get men who will be true to the people, Icailroad domination muKt be completely overthrown from one end of the mate to the other and It munt bw done through men who cannot be bribed nor corrupted. Tbe people want no more kIihui battle with half hearted general; they want no more Hp aervlee; they want real men who can be trtiHted and who will lead thera out of the mire and qulckttand of cor porate domination and cortorate d Imuchery out to the hills of common decency and elf government. We need two thing In thin state. We need true men and good law. The law that we need I would divide Into two claaaea. Klrat, we need Home laws that will help ua to get contiol of our atate government and to keep control of It, and aecotid, we need law to give w relief from extortion and discrimi nation In rate and burdensome taxa tion, t'nder the first head wo want: Anti-Pat Law Essential . First A law to destroy the free pas bribery system, root and branch. Second A law to drive professional lobbyists out of business at the state capital. Corporations have a right to be heard oil ail measures affecting their Interest but the professional lobbyist has no more right to tamjwr with the leKlslature when tho people are at home, and asleep than a liti gant has to tamper with a Jury. Third A law requiring the dis closure under oath of every contribu tion of money and every promise of money from every person and corpor ation In every campaign. And In case of evasion or refusal to provide a ever penalty. Tho profligate use of money In campaign by the corpor ation enaldee them to control nomin ation and election, im the sunlight of publicity shine upon U. Fourth A direct primary law. lt us get the government as near back to the people a w ran. A direct prl- tJiftn wtJJ under way we can then bet First A law redacSng pas&enger rat' to two cnt per EiiJe. EecoM A law redorlcg freight raies and Keceralir to control tie rail And while i facllitiHi, cbarge imd latTixutnatkAe. Railway Taxation Third Teen we ce-d tome leglala- tifn to make the railroads pay their Jim share of tates. All tLe good feat urea of the present law should be re tailed, but the co'inty assessor feat ure should te rewaled. The state board of equalization and assessment aKM-ciM tne property of the railroads Tbe county assessors are supposed to asse trie property of the poole. But tbe county asesw are absolutely unir me control or tbe state board and the state board may oust from office every county assessor In tbe state If be does not do tbe board's bidding. This means that under that taw the taxing power of tbe s'afe Is in those five men constituting the si.au? warn or equal) .at ion and assess ment. This board generally is under the control of the railroads. Iet n repeal the county assessor feature of mat law and give the people back m'-ir own assessors. Republican Failure Hut who shall do this work? Th republican party, not onl in thi. state, but Jn tbe nation, is tbe party mrougn wnicn the corporation, havo outraged the people and robbed thera of their rlghta. It could not divorce Itself from the railroads even if it wanted to. Look at the government at Washington. The onlv thin hQi gives popularity to the administration ""-re is me aavocaejr by President iiooseveu or democratic measures ad vocated by Mr. Hrvan tn 1Kffi unA lorm In the light of subsequent event it as oeen snown tnat Mr. Bryan waa not only right in bis atrueel ea all thr.no years, but it looks now as though the pwpi win nave to make h m nresl dent before we can stay the pluto cratic tendency of tho time, i - glad, however, that President Roose velt nas taken up the fight for rate regulation even though h to get upon democratic tround tn An It. But more slenlflcunt utm iu fct that democrats In the senate are unneu m standing back of the presi dent while a majority of tbe repub licans on the committer nra inin.1 the president Without the democrats the rate bill would not have been re formed without amendment and the bill itself now Is committal Mn n. bands of a democratic senator If any effective railroad measure will b lassed at all by congress tho people will owe their gratitude to the demo crats for it. i . i eoriiorat! at ejection. Two years ago when you I 1 t - - . X ..... J . V . K . . . r j i-'-vt m uiK Mi a ioe BOHiuiamx iorj goiemor, I made my campaVn Lfon tbes iJTitical fe.-jes. I dt-ir.3n.14 'Xzt tLe fri-e pass bribery ;stcm and tbe professioual Vtby be d-'rojed i c.-maEiMj a rt-:uciion of t-hht and laswriigtr rales. J said that tbe real zsue in Nebraska was tin oTerh.ow of railway domination and th- re;or. at -on of the state goveramen into tbe land of tbe people. Tbe people gate me Z.(m more votes tban Parker and Waton combined. This vote spoke la no uncertain language. Yet wben tbe legislature convened Gov trnor Mickey, in bis message and recommendation to the legislature. was a silent a tbe grave touching every Question relating: to the rail- roads. Neither tbe governor nor tbe legislature did what the people want ed tbem to do. They did tbe biddlne of tbe railroads. With tbe governor ana both branches of the legislature overwhelmingly republican why did they not do somethinr for the oeonle? Tbat was tbe time to talk; that was me time ot act. Ther did not do nv thing wben they bad tbe opportunity and have consequently forfeited tbe .. a.. cvnnaence or me people. No, my friends, tbe people look to us tor rener, bnall we rise to tbe occa sion? I call you to witness thn v:tr loos of boss and machine rule on last Nevember's elections. In Kw York District Attorney Jerome won ulntrle oxnoea ana aione. Both old parties and party bosses were against him, but tbe oeonle were with Mm Tm. many. Murphy, and Gdell received a jciung irom wnicn they w'l! not re cover m years. Hearst, although i democrat, ran unon a m unlet nat owner ship platform fdr mayor and was near ly elected, in Philadelphia tbe tecpSe went to the polls, lndeoendent of all parties, and repudiated a corrupt re publican macnine. in Maryland Boss uorman was violent? thrown diwn and tbe oeonle won In Ohio tho On machine waa smashed anl ring rule was defeated by 10,HiO votes. If this )ear In Nebraska we will unf irl the peoples' banner and ehamninn thpir cause In dead earnest then on next November's election day the prJitles of Nebraska will be strewn with the wrecks of corrupt oosj'a and" railway maenmes and the people will have won a glorious victory. FORBIDS m m STEEL TRUST t;vvivs f, ATORS TO Pi Protector ef Corporations In Nebraska the as always been tho tnf,nH. protector of the railroadB an.l an apolo- mm ii iiuiinc imevery and corrup tion. While tho rank and file o! the party have chafed umw ti.iu i tion, tho railroads and party bosses have always been able to control and sl'ence them. The -eiitiMif.i. , In Nebiaska bus alwB i.o.. troled by the rallrond an,t nA r..i can hope for no relief from it. It i true there are somn flm-ru.. r. ..' surface Just now Indicating that there utvit anu niHcontent within its ranks, but can tho leopard change Its siKits Can tho republican party change from n fighter for the corpor ations to a fighter against the corporations? Have Forfeited Confidence If the i.onle will nrM thN tnti rorori4Hon iaIw u Hp service and republican politician iwaj enguge in it lust before an Kansas Oil Rates 8tand The railroad in the meetinar nf thn Kansas City at which It was decided to raise the freight rates on crude and refined oil despite the Kansas maximum rate law have It u state given up the plan and will follow the ieaa or tne Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe. Judee W. R Smith nrnml mn. Hcltor for tie road, has announced that the Santa Fe will not increasa oil rates, but that It will go before the legislature next winter and show that me rates are confiscatory. Laborers Are Being Deceived Omaha emDlovment neenriAa nre nooning worth p atte with bhnrun sending them there with the promise that they can secure work on tho now steel bridge, which the Union Pacific ranroau is Duildlng across the North Platte river east of that town, when the fact Is that but few men in mMi. tion to those now employed are needed on me oncige. Has One Year t- and Cannot A"; Mills Shut Z-j for Lack ef Fut . 'J. Want Farm Statistics Secretary Wilson of the rt nnrtmonl f agriculture, appeared before the house committee on census la sup port of the Burlson bill for the com pilation of farm statistics by the gov ernment every five vears inutomt nf every ten years. Secretary Tomlin- son of the stockralsers' association al o urged favorablo actlou on the bill. Send tl.00 for a year's to The Independent and receive Mr. Berge'a book, "The Free Pass Bribery System," free as a premium. This effer applis te full paid advance sub scriptions only. "No coal t-r.t,. ' . command iut-rj -U) President FrtL the Pittsburg C....V . . the Utter was ia N'. . y ing with PresM.1. I nited Mine Wor.- -. Mr. Robbing en' to out tbe instrucio:; from W. Ellis Cor ; United States Sv. substantially tbe I-. -,-. : Corey's Ccr-n-i "Tbe United - tion will not sued present in tbe !,: . glons, at least ia tLu'. ; which we draw o:r a twenty-five year oj;. -Pituburg Coal c-on.j ; .v. be taken care of or "Give thote minf-rs and keep them worKir.- i 8tates Steel Corpora. grant the advance ah-;, good. We have one - i ahead and cannot a"-.r i mills shut down evet ' . lack of coal." Georee Gould, aa hr coaJ-carrylng and coal ; : ! ri. way interesis in the ht-i k"d west, has declared hiin.-'-:f . :w an purpose to the leadif.-' i-vaito operators In his terri'.orr. Peace Must Be Assjred It is nositivelv unw hi there will be no strike; u. Uw advance the miners ia-:-' i.;-c. im must be assured. Tl.is 1 'df-t tie bituminous operators in :itude of. suppliants, when t !..- n.-ft tie miners In joint convent; at ind-in- arklla rn Vfarvh Irl 1 jit TliilT'b. iX niviM vu ... ... aw. - IndianarKills, they were cm tbe eva sive, saying to Mitchell; "Go ahead and strike. ei! rE your union and whip you." Good News for the Husbandi Wimuui'i ArMu will be leSS SP sive this year than ever before in opinion of Miss Elizabeth A. C. V to president of the Dressmakers' Natiooal Protective association. As to colors. Miss White said white ami stray w J be stylish, but the plain nach knnt Hraiuig trimmed :t!l lace, will be 'the "prop, r thing" ft Uila season. White silk .doves nun be worn invariably. if. -Jt a. a "it. . c boa .- :'.. i work Catarrh U a constitutional disease originating in impure Wooj andrequinng constitutional treatinlnt acting through and purifying the blood for its radioS and pcrrnanent cure. 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