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- ........ t rwriAT t xtuti mtmpflnAV ATTmionn q aoi Mrt Q ; - , , - ,, '. 1 .'I I " . ' ' , i ' , LA' WHIT ABOUT THE PLATFORM? ThoM who have conviction regarding what ebonM b imnded in our atate platform are Invited to send their Ideas for publication. FiMTOB WtALItl MiKlll A Letter From Hon. John Stebbtoa. 8 ELTON, Neb., July 27, '894. Editor Wealth Makers: We received a letter from Mr. Gustln stating that be has a contract with th firm for whom be labors that will pre vent hie accepting a position on our state ticket tbis year. This will leave the position for auditor to the field. Personally if Merrick county doe not kick we favor Hon. W. F. Porter for the position. , Of course our state convention will endorse the Omaha platform and it should emphasize the planks favoring government ownership of all railroads and the postal savings banks system with government loans direct to the people at cost price. We should recommend the addition of two planks to our nation al platform by our next national convention. One javoring the government ownership of all coal mines and the initiative and referendum. Oar state platform should denounce Republican malfeasance In office and bypocrlcyon the freight rate question The Republican party by Its non-compliance With the plain provisions of the law requiring the investment of the school fund in state warrants has yir tually robbed the state school fund of $35,000 a year since August;! st, 1891. These figures are on the basis that the $522,000 of school fund idle at the time the state warrant law passed Is still un invested. With state courts dispensing Justice suit could be brought against ex-State Treasurer Hill, his bondsmen, and the present treasurer and his boneVtRm, for back interest on all uninvested school fund since August 1st, 1891, and the Interest recovered would be for the benefit of our schools. - Our state platform should endorse Mr.Kem's banking bill and pledge all our nominees for congress to labor for Its passage. A stringent usury law should be ad vooated. The coming winter when more than two-thirds of our people will be with out cobs or other fuel to burn on ac count of the loss of the corn crop, and In many Instances they will be utterly unable to procure the commonest neces saries of life, and in view of the exist lng and increasing poverty of our peo ple in the drouih-Btrlcken districts, our state Board of Transportation should be called upon to at ones reduce freight charges at least 50 per cent on all neces saries, especially that of coal. Cheap coal means greater warmth for the poor of the country and city and greater comfort for everyone. ' The poverty and suffering among God's peor last winter was a mere bnga telle compared to what we shall see the coming winter. Our state platform should not take a back step on the freight rate question. It should de mand Iowa rates for Nebraska, as of old, an Al should denounce both old partes for the existing high ratea. Our platform should call op our legit latura for laws reducing fees and salaries of state and county officials, We are both drouth-s'ricken and tx burdened, and must have relief from some source. Brother of the Independent party of Nebraaka, let us aho to the world that we nr equal to the emergency Lei utt make ami enforce demand com meuiturate with the extgleucee cf the situation. Nearly the who! people will utain our party to lta tfforU to secure relief for the Hnr and JuaUe for the w hole peopl . JOHN STKIIIUNS, Another flnlf in I'ropoaal, si r.Le City, Neb , July h.u Editor Wealth Makkiw: I think our e.te ptatfot m should cat bra e the following plank: r'ittt Wt , mand the adaption of the initiative, H..f. reiutout and the Imtrliv -V w da'ti j w4 We Ui iuattd that lbs itate and rational etr.iliuiU ettatl le m emend! that distinction hU be nsti at b tw u lh autre la Vbe nut t of tha einotlva franc Th'nt Wa demand that the current ipaee iacurntl by UUj or counties (M'ari. a IrcI.i l.'J) thall b paid In no tateretl hva'Injj warrant draws upon the sreneral fund and that all warrants so issued shall be receivable at par for all taxes levied in the state. Fourth. We demand the removal or all license or restriction on t.h manu facture and sale of all liquors, malt, spiritoub, or vinous claiming for the state , complete option and control ( the manufacture and sale of same. W. U. CRANK. Give na Servants, Not Masters. COOK, Neb., July 23, 1894. Editor Wealth Makers: As many others have been expressing through your paper their choice for the various state officers, allow me to say that I favor the man for candidate in each and every place that knows enough to know that be is not the government or any part of it (should he chance to be elected) only in the same sense tht every other citizen is a part of the gov eminent; that because he has been chosen as agent to do the business of the people does in no sense place him over or above the people. When a ser vant of the people gets ttfat absurd idea In his head, that he is way above the people, the people may expect to be told that the idea of that servant is the law, or that which should be enacted into law, and if any object, why, it is anarchistic. If Grover Cleveland had sense enough to know that he was only the servant of the people, think you that he would have said that you must repeal the Sherman law, or have writ ten that letter of a few days ago? We want men to do our business who kaow that we have the same right to step on the grass that they have, and the soon er this fact is realised by all concerned the sooner will we have the anarchists respecting the law-makers and their laws. There will be no strikes or riots, no calling out the soldiers to shoot down innocent people. ' The good, the' bad, everybody says, let as have just laws., There is no dis agreement here. All will be content. Now there Is not a man living so stupid but what knows when he is taking some thing that does not belong to him and there is no man living who has ability enough to represent the people in legis lative halls who doss not know when and where law is granting special privileges, and he knows that every law that does tbis is not a just laws that somebody is by the aid of this law taking what does not belong to him, what he has no right to, and that he is not a representative of the people when enacting such law, and therefore is equally as criminal as the thief. Let us nominate men who will repre sent the people. The thieves have had their representatives long enough. We want not a repetition of what we have just passed through, the direct result of legislative enactments in the interest of those who want something that does not belong to them. Yours, W. P. Brooks, M. D. No Fusion,, Thank 'Yon. IMPKIUAL, Neb., July 20, 1894. Editor Wealth Makers: No fusion, thank you, for Chase county Independents. What few there are of us (as many are forced to leave on account of drouth) I am happy to say are square in the mid die of the thoroughfare. If 1 thought for a minute, Mr. Editor, that the Inde pendents o( Nebraska would fuHU with the Democrat (or any other party) in tkis campaign for any other campaign) I would sever my connection wiih the party at once. No as regards nomUallout for our state officers. Uood square la the mid dle-of-the-road Independent who are well known over tne state and o( unim peachable character are good enough for u (with J. H. Powers iuoludod It the llet). I do not agree with some of your our reHtmuUeuU In that our nominees should neoeaaartly bo plommre ' a it were in the Independent party. Hut If they aland square upon the Omaha platform pledged to our reforms, and are of known integrity and ablUiy t would vote branch mm anqaloK a for the "old timer." We ha I a little taatoot that la our county lt fall aud the lata additions are a strong ludepeudenW a we have, titTiia vVkaltu Maks-h and all IsdcpndBt lltoraturw urf,ire the u pl a muuQ a p lu i. All thai Is tMrtd'd la to git the voter to reading and he will on vo and realise what is for hlw good and vote with ua sooner er later. Although the Anttrtoso p4uls are quick in some things, they seem to be very slow to realize that through the ballot only can we hope to gain free dom. Yours, confident of victory, Idno-Hotbs. Mr Payne Wrltea Forcibly. Bromfielp, Neb., July 14, 1894 Editor Wealth Makkbs: , As many have taken It In band to announce their choice for governor it seemeth good to me also to say -Who ever be may be let it be a man like Governor Walte of Colorado, Lewelllng of Kansas, Wm. V. Allen, McKeighan, O. M. Kern, W. L. Stark, General Van Wyck-men that are not at the parting of the ways, men that will fill the office like Andrew Jackson or Thomas Jeffer son, who could say to the money chang ers, "Go back, or by the eternal gods I'll whip you back." We want no fool ing now. We have left Goshen. We have crossed the Bed ea. God is with us; who can be against us? Our leaders must be men "who will not shrink tho pressed by every foe." A Jwhua and a Caleb, leading us on to Canaan, or we are scattered upon a dark and stormy sea. I have witnessed in the last few days some of my fellow men traveling away from their western homes. I talked with them, noticed their dress, beheld their manner of transportation, their food scanty. See that mother give the last crust of bread to her children and then turn aside and weep. Christ wept. A mother's love is next to that of Christ. There are mothers all over this fair land of ours weeping for their children. For instance, look lnt the east father and mother standing be fore a thousand spindles. These father and mothers only see their children nights. During the day these children grow p uneducated, half clothed, half fed, and thus they become the prey of the evil. Flesh and blood Is cheap, bat bread la dear. A governor that would assail Prof. Herron, who dared to lay before that institution of learning, truth and righteousness In the city of Lincoln, has disgraced himself and all institu tions of learning, and we should see to it that he occupy no longer a position within the gift of the people to insult the grandest men of earth. Christ when be was on earth advocating truth and reform, bad to occasionally cast out a devil. He afterwards conferred that power upon men. Brethren, let's east out a tew this fall. What do you say? ' Strike for your altars and your fires. Strike for the green, graves of your sires, God and your native land." N. B. Payne. A Wide Awake Comrade. Carleton, Neb., July 30, 1894. Editor Wealth Makers: On to Grand Island by wagons by all means. That Is the way we should travel, and we will create such an en thusiasm on the road that we will sweep everything before us this fall. I have spoken to quite a number of the parties and I was surprised to find nearly every one was willing to make up a load for the trip, for the purpose of hearing aud seeing, and I think with very little effort we could gather In twenty thousand Instead of ten thous and, as tvery ote has plenty of leisure and is anxious to take a trip by wagon. Lst every old sol die that comes wear hi badge, 1 have been dlsnatUfled a well as many other old soldiers at the way the reunion bas been manipulated at Crand Island by g, o. p'. Old soldiers who have dared to vote any thing but the republican ticket straight have btHn b"lldoed and abutted by tbelr speakers, 1 think If any one In this government has a right to vol a he pU'aae that one Is surely the old koidter wbo baa fought fur It, and If anything mak-s m tired it U to hear a tran who was of suitable ae to carry a gun add wbo never aerved a day, escHsi'l with hi mouth, traducing and abut tag old sMdlert for not voting the Kopub'.tttan UttkH. Now let us all, eld au!d era and their h t, their 0IfU nxs and friends, nuke a move on Grand Itltnd. Augunl Slth, In wagons, bring ing our provUlons and fewt aog, and It will do us gn.nl ti camp out a ft days, and t ro sure mm wilt r!ii a welmxutt on the road and at Grand la- land- The Grand (aland pnopl ba always u 1 ut well; ahll mine of u nave inplalnl at the management of the G. A. U , nvr yet heard on word of ixint plaint afc-alott lft people of Grand Island, and it holds a tender place in every soldier's heart Let the state central committee furn ish the speakers and we will furnish the crowd, and Grand Island furnish us a camping place and a little wood and wate r, and we will start off this cam paign with such an impetus that will carry every thing before us this fall, like, not exactly a cyclone, but one" of our Nebraska breezes. W. C. Bates. A Former Nrbraskan's Advice, : Saw Diego, Cala., July 21, 1894 Editor Wealth Makebs: My ardent deiire for the early triumph of the Populists impels me to advise my friends anywhere to Improve upon the Omaha platform so as to secure the whole labor vote which Is certain If the following planks ar added to it: I. Initiation and Referendum, 2. ' National laws enforcing the elgBt hoar day and minimum wages. 3, Abolition of child labor and com pulsory education to the age of sixteen 4, . Employers socldent liability law. 6. The right to labor secured to every body by the government, , 6. State or national fire and life in surance, and may be some more such. Knowing Mr. Editor, your solicitude for the suooess of our party, I hope you will give the above a place in your valu able paper. Yours for Industrial equality. , August Btormb. A Sarpy County Comrade. Editor Wealth Makers-. What old soldier has to say in your July 19th Issue about the stre G. A. R. reunion for the last two years is of great significance. What he says of the re union Is also true of the encampment held at Lincoln last winter when we were forced to submit to a political side-vhow presided over by ex-governor Thayer la hit usual nonpartisan manner (?) at which all the old Republican ringsters were let loose and one old railroad capper went to suoh length that he was orled down, but no one was allowed recognition to answer him. Yes, old soldier, it this Is to be their line of action I am ready to join with you for a fight to maintain the non-par tlsan principles of our order. Comrade. A Keotlflcation. Tecumseh, Neb.. Aug. 1, 1894. To whom it may conoern: The Tecumseh correspondent to the State Journal of July 31 makes the statement that the stockholders of the Tecumseh Republican Publishing Com pany and made a change in the man agement of the paper because Mr. Car penter did not get out a creditable paper, These are not the facts in the case. Mr. Carpenter's lease expired May 1, 1894, and be did not want to lease it for another j ear. E.G. Jury, President of said Co. D. II. Bxrry, Sec'y. Still Flghtln for Liberty. Editor Wealth Makers: With your privilege 1 ask spice In the soldiers' columu, I bava an unbounded pride In my stanri agalnat the powers that are now trying to overthrow the very thing for whtoh we fought. I stand today where I stood in 'fit, with my face to the foe; and have since this move for freedom started, I am a charter member, Joi Talhott. Benedict, Neb. Th ltablloat aud Uemuvrattu Itemed?, The Register believes that the regu lar amy should be luoreaaed to lQO.WO men, and at least one regiment garrl ned In every state, as the beat poaai ble method of pitwsn lng peaeo. Howl lag demagogues and crae bralard preachers and college prvfeaaora ar rapidly Incrvaalng the nmuUr f anar chUts and tuaaer criminal, and public afely demaaJs that prompt ak pa be taken tJ hold their dUwd and Wtated fwilowa In subjection by overawiag them or killing them eff as rapidly aa they resort to tkileitc toa ltat UegUtef (H-p ) What Uaaa lUMiaMi "I oau burn y factories down If I chouMH, and can dfavnargu my workman or employ labor If I ehe, I can do ail this uaJr the law ' LANCASTER mum A Splendid, Well-Attended, H&rmssioos Oonnty Convention. A STRONG TICKET WAS 0H08EK- A Piogressivs, Inspiring, Clear-Cut Plat form Which Voices the Demands f Our Party Throughout . the 8tate, Let State Delegates Consider It. The Lancaster oonnty Independent convention last week was the best that the Independents have ever held In this county In point of numbers (over two hundred delegates being In actual at tendance) and In work done. It was harmonious. Its candidates chosen were strong men. Its platform, ac cepted without debate, was the most progressive and inspiring that any Ne braska convention has framed, and In dicates mental and moral growth In the party.; B. F. Stevens of Lancaster precinct was chosen temporary chairman, and J. M. Thompson and E. N. Tbaoker secre taries, Over 1107 campaign fund was raised. The report of tha credentials com mittee was accepted, the temporary or ganization" was made permanent and Chairman Stevens appointed W. F. Wright, 8. J. Kent, Edwin Le Fevre, Ferdinand Sweltzer and George H. Gibson committee on resolutions. The resolutions brought' in by this committee and unanimously accepted read as follows: We the delegates of the People's In dependent party of Lancaster county. In convention assembled, reaffirm tha principles of the Omaha platform of July 4, 1892, and adopt the following principles at the demands oi tnis con vention, and we call upon all citizens of the county, irrespective of former party animations, w assist ua in me oarryin out of tha same by securing at tha ba! lot box the election of the members of the legislature who are by this conven tion placed before the people for their suffrage. We declare olass legislation to be es sentially anarchistic and that they who aid in scouring special privileges are the real, most dangerous anarchists, We demand that the law fixing salar ies of the county officers be so amended that all salaries of county officers be re duced to a fair compensation. Also that all fees accruing in any county office shall be turned luto the county general fund and all salaries of county officers be paid from the general fund. We declare for the municipal owner ship of street care, and gas and electric plants far the publio distribution of light beat ana power; and tne nationalization of the telephone and telegraph systems, that a monopoly ot tnls electric service and of the news may not be left In a few bands, or wlin fase teacners. We demand that general suffrage be extended to the women ot our state on au equality with men. We demand the state control of the sale of all intoxicating liquors, elimin atinc therefrom all profite; also the abolition cf child labor and we declare for shorter working dayi. We demand the aoolitlon of the present convict lease system. The Populists of Lancaster county are In close sympathy with the wage workers of the land and we denounce the combination of railroad managers and government otiiciaia at wbtuu to rights of worklngmen are trampled uton. That win favor the Insertion of a plank in our state and national platforms de manding the establishment by the gen eral government of a department ot oo operative Industry for the purpose of providing wave, means and capital for me employing of every man and wo man who md f employment. That we beartliy indorse the action of our senator, W. V. Alien, and of four rrveutatlvea in congreea, la their earnest endeavor Ut secure leglalailoa in the Interest ot the tolling tnaiaee, and we condtroa the Nebraska titt Journal for Its oowardlf attetnot to In jur Senator Allan's character and re putation We declare that tha right to land la aa Inalienable aa the right to life and liberty, that It ts a necvaaary part of that right, In fat-i; thai all the earth contains of DU ln provLloa ftr wan, all uiaterlaU'hJvcU and working forwa, mut bi long equally and without -u. chaa to all living InUitMuaia. We therefore call lor the doairuciU'n of land Bumopoi aad ayt-cuiaUua, ol for the publlo owaerablp or freedom of the tta-ural etirr ot eit, oil, iron and other ailaeraia, tow sno"-41ied. dH)iare that oia should not only he aecurvd la tha right to prod vw fri by tatlr labor, but alo la tha rtfbt to tt-bauga thetf prudtR-U or aenk'aa wphout being cumbolUrd to pay de polk) tribute to uaey and transporta tion fctngn and Ua! to sevura tfts equitable exchange of services and free) continuous employment it is necessary for the government to provide money and transportation at cost, in o&er words, tne government, local ana csa- aral. must conduct the banking bus&i ., and own and operate the ratlroafJ. we recognize the necessity of p-.. J employment for tens of thousands d wortny Nebraska citizens wbo uva been brought to destitution by t"J crop-destroying drouths, and we L cure that tney must be saved iron tx; gary and starvation by setting tm tt work upon the publlo roads, and state-surveyed, state-built, state-owrtl Irrigation ditches, wherever w::r supplies can be utilized, payment frr these publlo services to be maia la county and state warrants, receive.!! for taxes. For legislation in the interest cf Cs people ol the state and county wa t mand the Initiative referendum irtn. to be established by law as soon u rr sible, and to carry out the refortcs manaea oy our national, state ti county platforms wa damand the y age of a bill by the coming Ieii-': rs for a call of a constitutional oonvr-t!:i to frame a state constitution for tt:l slon to the people for their adoptisa cr rejection. ' The following resolution was for ward adopted by the convention: Besoived, That this convention tz not propose to take part in any rell;l:j controversy. The candidates selected aa stsxi;rJ . bearers by the convention were: For county attorney, F. W. Either i. County Judge, G. W. Dirge. County cemmlssioner, G. 8. Izz water." State senators, R. C. Chapters t:.3 J, Y. I. Swlgarfc Representatives, A- C. Henrkx izl G. B. Jones of the city, and Frtii C Eager, O. M. Dunn and Thomas Urrtla from the country precincts. The following were selected as d;l gates to the state convention! J. C. MoNcrney, J, A. Edgerton, J. A. Jcl too, Gideon Puri"- l'S " C W. Hoxle, J. VAoL f - i . ; G. Cooley, E, T. a ' Charles Jewstt, a Z. . M. Swlgart, 3, W. Jr-';i", j, William Foster, W. P. ExlA, P. EL Drennan, J. W. Emberton, R. D. Lc" :?, M. 8. Drennan, W. F, Wrijht, T7. J. Hanke, Morton Jeffrey, J. W. Ksjvct, William Brings. Delegate-at-large George ZLGitza. Delegates to the congressional oca vention: C. G. Bullock, U. H. Ehaber;, F. W. Krull, W. E. Bishop. J. . Hurt line, A. N. Housel, George Neff, II. B. Donohoe, O. N. Dunn, C. Williams, William Leese, Nate Reynolds, F. L. Lelghton, T.D. Moulton, It S. Mockett, T. E. Connelly, Edwin Le Fevre, A. L. ' Emberson, T. J. Ferguson, Charles Jewett, O. Wilson, W. T. Rolofson, B. F. Stephens, W. B. Pickett, W. II. Coleman, J. H. Kcvaler. Delegate-at large, J. C. McNerney. The state delegation was unanimously Instructed to do all in their power to further the nomination of S. J. Kent for the office of Commissioner of Putlia Lands and Buildings. And the con gressional delegution was r instructed for Mayor Weir of Lincoln for Populist nominee for Congress from the First district A new county central committee waa eUcted, J. C. McNerney being elected chairman and J. M. Thompson waa elected secretary. The county central committee was Instructed to fill all va cancies provided those appointed would. pledge themselves to support the Omaha platform. Meeting of Delegates. The delegates to the state ooaventioa chosen by the Lancaster county conven tion, are hereby called to lueet at hall on second Boor of building No. 1114 O street on Tuesday, Auguat 14th, at 2 P. M., to arrange for attending the coa vention at Grand Island on August 21, also to dlacues any other matters that may come before the delegation. A full attendance Is desired. J. C. McNtitXttY. Chairman. J. M. THono, herniary. All the t'toaraoter Uialaa. The annual political burUaqu of loaewator versus Majors ts being ad- varoted again. In this play there le ao hero. AU the characters appear to be villains. Weatera Lab?er. Calia afcee Traliure. Tha I'vpultat who talks of tualva Usee tlms ti a traitor. This is au time for unholy ntaritagte, nor does the rsrtj In the heyday of Us yuth uVaerve Y lctraytd with a tta,NoawWwrr:liii.