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JUNE 16, 1903.
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT 13 HADN'T HEARD FROM IOWA Vr. Wakefield Bldlcalei th "Ammp. tlona" ef Poyntar and Xd jrU Tbe Tail Can't Wag th toe Editor Independent: The assump tion of Poynter, Edgerton and others that the 700,000 .Palmer, and Buckner democrats will surely outvote at the primaries a year hence the six and a half millions who voted for Mr. Bry an, would be amusing if it were not so sad. For it is sad to see men whose impulses are for Justice acting exactly as the enemies of justice urge them to, and votes which snould be cast against imperialism and trusts led to assist plutocracy to longer lease of office. It is really comical to see men in the same breath denounce Cleveland, Hill, Gorman, etc., for dividing the anti-monopoly vote so as to assure its defeat in 1896 and 1900, by flocking off to themselves in a little side faction, end then announce this as a reason for themselves helping defeat the people's only hope in 1904 by doing the little s'de party act in the same way. How strange Edgerton, et al., cannot see the inconsistency of their position. The eagerness with which many pop ulists, who want to lead something, echo the republican assurance that the seven hundred thousand are too strong for the seven millions, looks as if the wish was father to the thought Why should they decline a year in advance of the battle to, fight for the side they say Is in the right and take action which renders them of great assistance to the side they say is the one they in tend to fight some other day if they ever get big enough, which they know tLey never will? Even if the impossible should hap pen and the radical democrats be de feated in national convention, their action is wron because it presupposes what no one can reasonably suppose, which is that the real democrats would lie down and support such a . ticket, instead of nominating one of their own, one of exceptionally good men on an advanced platform of radical ideas, and not only hold all Bryan's former vote, but very largely increase it, probably electing their candidate, as such a party would be free from taint of former false leaders and par ty blunders. Only in this way is it posible for a new party to be born strong enough to even hope for suc cess. Another triumph of the im perialists and trusts is likely to ren der a peaceful victory of the people impossible. W. H. T. WAKEFIELD. Mound City, Kas. (There is an old saying that a "live dog is better than a dead lion." It is pertinent here. Mr. Wakefield's let ter bears date prior to the democratic convention of Iowa. What is his opinion now? The prime object of populists in taking the position of Poynter and Edgerton is to arouse the "seven millions;" they are asleep; tut the "seven hundred thousand" are gainfully in evidence and very active. Ed. Ind.) Good Law Boyce's Weekly of Chicago, a re cent venture in the field of labor and tocialism, said recently, under head of "The Vagaries of the Law": "Out in a western state Mrs. Hele'i M. Gougar a bright woman who com mits the error of making political speeches for pay, and the vastly great er folly of not getting her pay in ad vance has been suing the populist state committee for the price of sun dry political speeches delivered in a recent campaign. The court has re fused her a judgment on the ground that the committee is not responsible, that the true beneficiaries of Mrs. Cougar's efforts were the 40,000 pop ulist voters of the state, and she is edvised to sue them, jointly and sev erally!" But, although appealed to a higher court, the case is ended by the Ne braska popiriists paying Mrs. Gougar $250. 7i The Greatest Offerings of the Year in 1 QfltiiHfilTmiAir' ir!rPes ifrrnwHiHl c K WEST VIRGINIA POPULISTS Rational Committeeman Spenee of the Al lied Peoples Party Favors John Mitchell for Pregtdeat Editor Independent: Enclosed find 50 cents in stamps for subscriptions as per slip with address inclosed. Will add briefly regarding Mr. Edgerton's call for conference that I hope there will be a large attendance and inter est, taken and would suggest that Mr. Edgerton make a special invitation to Hon. J. J. Streeter, editor of the In dependent, Vineland, N. J. Mr .Streeter is one of the wheel horses, a Cooper greenbacker, and, like General Patrick Henry, who in fighting for independence lived only on potatoes, Streeter issued greenback K K K IS1 vt everybody wants, worth as high as 18c. At 15c a yard A very good line of Egyptian tissues, embroidered Swisses striped canvases and Irish Dimities have sold from 25c to 35c. JJ At 25c a yard A large number of pieces in honiton lace stripes, silk ging- J hams, alberta sateens, cottoli grenadines, velvet spotted Swisses and linen suitings, 1L? worth up to 75c a yard. Cj Hundreds of different pieces are out on the tables in our spacious dresa goods aisles, every one sharply reduced in price. Three days of enthusiastic buying have followed our announcement on Mon day and thousands of yards are gone. Crowds of careful buyers are not attract ed by low prices unless they know what they stand for. But there are splendid bargains yet in some lines. Those goods left are just as desirable as any shown in the beginning. Values Offered in Washable Dress Goods At 5c a yard A small number of pieces of neat figured dimities and batistes in blue, pink and yellow, formerly worth 10c. f At 7 i-ac a yard A few choice pieces of Chambray and corded lawns, 12c and 18q earlier in the season. At oc a yard A good assortment of corded batistes, flambeau lace stripes, canele lawns and a few canvas weaves. Many in this lot are the polka dots that 1 Values Offered in Silks X I? At 25c Of these only a small part remain a few dark colors in printed fV foulards and some corded wash silks in light shades, worth 55c and 45c a yard. L,? At enr. TTo .j irui.iv, ' 'ui auciiiii'u in Liiyjr? I uCi3Cl V CU SUU IIIUSV WUJ IM while. The showing is especially strong in choice patterns and both light and dark shades. Included are corded, taffetas, corded crepes, moires, printed fou lards, poplins, embroidered pongees, black brocades, satin croise, worth up to 00 a vara. iW LEIR. PAN c K K 9 Cft BOP LINCOLN, NEB., Cor. O and 13th Streets and populist papers when he very of ten hadn't as much as Irish potatoes ic the larder. ' But thanks to. Providence, net con ditions, he is now in comfortable cir cumstances and he is not only a well posted, honest, conscientious man, but has the most feasable plan of organ ization going; and believe if one or two states but put his plan in opera tion this fall by next fix it would be adopted in every Jte convention. end him a special Invitation. Again I suggest the calling of an other national conference, to meet here in Atlantic City, N. J., in September, 1903. The railroads make very low rates from all points as far as St. Louis arid Chicago to this place, and T believe a big attendance could be Lad from the middle states, southern and eastern, and in-that way we would not only be reunited, but have a good effect. In my opinion it is no use to have a convention next year unless we call all to pull together and do some proselyting now. I like your paper very much and I should think it would be a power for good. What would you think of John Mitchell for president next year? I believe him to be the second Abe Lincoln. My home is Parkersburg, W. Va. Am temporarily here and a member of the national executive committee. G. L. SPENCE. Atlantic City, N. J. Special subscription rate to single taxers, 5 months 25c Confiscation Editor Independent: The sympos ium of the single taxers in The Inde pendent was fine. I was an early stu dent of Progress and Poverty. The Chicago Tribune in its issue of Sep tember 11, 1883, published an article of mine explaining the tax and de fending its author against its editorial attacks of communist-anarchists. It attracted attention and the author of P ogress and Poverty wrote me per sonal letter of thanks. I hunted it up. The Tribune articles would have fitted into the issue of "May 14. Why does not Hie Independent ex pose the confiscation of the hundreds of millions the people have stored in silver at 16 to 1 b;- the change to 32 to 1 and the burdening them with all these millions at 16 to 1 in the shape of gold premium gold payable bonds due the bankers and the same number of national bank bills given them for the people to hire to take the place of the free silver money they have paid for? F. W .ANTHONY. Mattawan, Mich. Beatrice Chautauqua ' The Union Pacific will sell ticket? to Beatrice and return for $1.60 on July 10 to 23, inclusive, good to re turn July 24. Trains leave Lincoln at 7:20 a. m. and 7:45 p. m. Returning leave Beatrice at 7:45 a. m. and 6:20 P. m. Get tickets at city office, 1044 O st, or depot, O and 5th sts. Patronize our advertisers. Well Said, Eves Some editor-politician out in the slate, envious of the high esteem in which Billy Thompson is held by pop ulists and democrats of Nebraska, re cently took occasion to say a few s-piteful things about the fusion standard-bearer of last year, and this aroused the ire of Edwin S. Eves, of the Holt County Independent, who, after dressing down the envious one in proper manner, made the follow ing statement, in which The Indepen dent heartily concurs: "It was Billy Thompson whose elo quent voice rang out in Nebraska fov twenty years in support of democratic and populistic principles; it was he who never was too hard up to sub scribe more than his allotted share tc the campaign fund to help the cause along; it was he who stood aside him self and let his colleagues hold the lucrative offices while he was fighting1 cn the firing line in support of tho principles that secured their election; it was Billy Thompson who only ac cepted the banner of his party when his services were demanded and when the bravest of his party leaders threw it down. He made the greatest cam paign any one man ever made in Ne braska and ran nine thousand votes ahead of his ticket, but through the, weakness of many fusionists and cor poration boodle he was whipped buE. Billy Thompson is still a democrat, and. he is a good enough populist for' me." ' . Karl Marx Edition, July 23, 1903.