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JUNE .16, 1903.
THE-NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT 'other will be more easily attained; . that we are capable of adapting our . selves to circumstances when those irriimstanrg lead in our direction, but that we at all times, keep our camp-fires burning and our forces well J r,ln hand that we may avail ourselves . of every advantage that proffers or : leans toward success. In other words, dealt with. t t The apparent necessity of making the money plank paramount is obvious first, by reason of the fact that there is where it belongs, and, second, since by so doing we, rebuke the republi cans and show to them that while they may, succeed in fooling many with the semblance of good times" fry adopting part of the plan of the populists for creating better times, viz: by increasing the volume of the circulating medium, and that while i m . . 1 1 - iiieir moae oi aomg so may nave ieu many to give the credit to the adop tion of the gold standard, yet their methods have never deceived a pop ulist and have but strengthened his argument by making a practical de monstration of what he has preached from street corners and advocated from . house-tops, that to increase the vol ume of the circulating medium of ex- change and the prices of commodities would be advanced in a direct ratio." I would hold to the opinion that it concerns . us much more to hoid our forces in tact since it is evident that to do so is quite equivalent to holding the balance of power which, if we could accomplish no more, would mean ciif.ncico than inar hnw th nlntfnrm should be framed; not-that that is a minor matter for consideration. The four planks suggested by Sec ' tetary Edgerton in the order in which ' he places them making money the frst issue would be in keeping with 1 my ideas. A platform should not be cumber some and unwieldy. It is essential that it be so framed as to appeal to the average intellect with the least ; argument possible. Personally, the writer would be in lavor of reducing the platform to one plank the initiative-referendum were, it not, open to the objection that to the uninformed might signify that we had receded from our position on other issues. v As far as my information goes a single tax plank would be very pop ular and would opine that it woul i operate as a happy stroke of policy at this time. ' Replying to your interrogation (a) would stake that the loss of the vote in this territory, or what would be the loss, is an indeterminate quantity for the reason that, we have no voice in our own autonomy. I am, however, . of the opinion that the populists of this territory, based upon what in- , vestigations have been made, stand squarely upon the issues. There have been many democrats weakened and show a disposition to affiliate with the republicans, but as a rule they repre sent the floating vote that are found in every party for the spoils of office. . The populist organization of this territory is a hold-over, having yet tot been reorganized, with A. L; Gibbs of Wagoner, president, and L. J. Snarr of Ooolagah acting secretary, (f) There would seem to be no material change in party feeling. Some may be a little more rabid than ever where I heir information of the conduct of affairs of government have increased. (g) If Hearst and Mitchell should happen to head the democratic ticket in the coming campaign and the plat form is agreeable the enthusiasm of this people would be without bounds for it would be looked upon as a win ning ticket, and would volunteer my .own opinion that the nominations . would be equivalent to an election. (h) The best informed would seem , to favor single tax. In conclusion, I would parenthetical ly add that it is to be hoped that the call or invitation sent out by Secre tary Edgerton to the reform forces to ..meet in Denver on July 27 for free . discussion will meet with a hearty re sponse. I. D. BURDICK. , Ft. Gibson, Ind. Ty. Bodenhamer, in Herald, Dalton, Ga. AN "INDEX" OP WHAT? Down in the village of Mineral Wells, Tex., is a sheet called the ' Weekly Index," but a careful reading of its "boiler-plate" editorials fails to disclose whether it Is an "index" of Mark Hanna republicanism or Cleve land democracy probably either or both, however. Anent the Denver conference, the Index says: "Beside The Commoner, published by Mr. Bryan, there is a paper pub lished in Lincoln called The Indepen dent, which is claiming to be a pop ulist paper, and is doing it3 best to revitalize the dead carcass of pop ulism. All this is a "labor of love" for Mr. Bryan and is only the last effort to repair the old frazzled-out populist fusion tail t6 the Bryan kite. The paper is publishing a symposium on the subject of reorganization by such eld "waw hosses" as Jerry Simpson. The expressions are of no Value to the end sought and the whole thing will pass without making a ripple." Alabama Populists Editor Independent : The populists of Alabama are like sheep without a shepherd, torn and ' scattered to. the four corners of the state, not knowing what or whom to follow. They are disorganized and floating around with out a leader, the leaders having well nigh all gone off in the pursuit of Mammon and popularity. They have sold their birthright for a mess of pottage poor fools. There is no question that the pop ulist principles and sentiment are largely in the ascendency, if a fair expression of the vote of the state could be arrived at. But in the pres ent disorganized condition of the par ty, I do not see how there can be any thing done. So organization is the first thing to do. And to do this we must have a leader; yes, indeed, one who knows his business a man who knows how to handle men, how to speak, how to lecture, and how to or ganize systematically. With complete and solid organization, Alabama would be safe for the populist party. Whatever the populists think of do ing, the sooner they get about it the better. 0! the responsibility that rests upon us in the coming conclave. The money power is not sleeping. The imperialist, the corporations, and the trusts are all busy winding the thread of slavery around our banners of lib erty. Populists, rally around your old banners. Socialists, get close together. Single taxers, stand as one man. And all men who love liberty, get together and vote to save your country and its freedom. The coming struggle will in my opinion decide the fate of this government. If the money power wins constitutional liberty will go down, perish, and die, to rise no more for ever. IRA CAMPBELL. ' Calera, Ala. GEORGIA. Georgia should by all means be rep resented at the Denver meeting. It . Is not beyond probability that our .State can suggest the plan, supply the leader which will bring together in one solid body the masses of the voters of this country as has not yet fceen dreamed of. The whole country Is in a state of unrest and uncertainty, and ft needs but the proper effort to anarshal the grandest political army the world has ever seen. The people tiave been educated along the lines of true Jeffersonian principles, and all lhat remains is to get them together under a leadership which at once in spires victory and certainty of results after victory has been attained. J. A. A Good Thing If you want tb local or district agency for the farm department of a firat-class Mutual Insurance Company, that writes term policies and pays a fair commission and doer the right thing by agents that can produce business, write to J L. Mable, Secretary -of the Trans Mississippi Mutual Fire Association of Omaha, Nebraska. The annual July clearing sale of I red Schmidt & Bro. wiil be contin ued for another weeLc. Readers of The Independent will do well to take ad vantage of this . opportunity to buy the best merchandise at the lowest prices. Refer to their page ad. in last week's Independent and call or send your order without delay. They will treat you right The Regents Accepted Speaking of Rockefeller's gift to the University of Nebraska, there are seme cranks, and possibly a few oth ers, who are not thoroughly weir as sured of the propriety of a state uni versity accepting gifts. The old universities are mostly down on' their knees at the feet of Mammon begging his favor. If they are not grinding Mammon's ax, it is simply because Mammon happens not to . have an ax to grind at the moment. The state universities, in theory at least, are free. It might, be worth while to keep them free, for the Lord only knows what is coming to pass. Life. S23 Francises cr lvo nugcio And Rgturn only $45 Via Portland, Oregon, $56 3s At San Francisco Tickets on Sals August 1st to 14th In elusive. Return Limit Oct, 15, 1903. 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If an Improved Dewey does not give satisfaction, it may be returned to the dealer and money refunded, or fountain replaced by a new one. (Out of the 200,000 now in use not over 100 have been returned, pnd they, clue to imperfect construction and careless workmanship.) It is easy to understand why we are not afraii to guarantee our Fountain. ' " There are no complicated attach rr.ents to get out of order. . To con trol water, air, gas and electricity re quires the greatest of care, experience and patience. Pigs, too, are wise. 'If the least opportunity for meddling i3 presented dire results follow. The drinking bowl of a fountain should te free of any and all complications, Oi a farmer will at once have a worth less hog waterer to throw aside. It is now time for all farmers to I,urchase a stock waterer, commenc ing early to furnish pure water (thus keeping their hogs in good condition to more thoroughly resist the usual tog cholera epidemic). Shallow well, ponds, cess pools, and running water breed cholera germs. If you want jour hogs to thrive and keep healthy you must constantly have pure water before them. This can only be done successfully by the use of the Im proved Dewey Hog Waterer. An Improved Dewey will last for years; costs but a trifle; the value of several hogs saved in a small herd of f'.om twenty to fifty. Write for litera ture. Buy from your dealer. He will take care of the guarantee. If the dealers do not handle them, we do. Write the B-B Mfg. Co., 76 Masonic Temple, Davenport, la. Rebellious Clerks One of the special correspondents at Washington says that a lot of clerks, the kind that draw small salaries and do all the work while the fellows with big salaries sit around and plan grafts, are about to be severely dis ciplined. ' These clerks had a Fourth of July celebration all by themselves and besides doing several other, very bad things, they sang the following song: Bribers, 'tis up to thee, Forty per cent for me; To thee I turn Should Loud in glad acclaim Swear there's no one to blame, For frauds and rakeoff gajne, No dough we spurn. For laws we have respect When they don't crooks affect, For this we stand. : We And that if we steal, With big men in the deal, If there's no one to squeal. What fears our band? Graft was a noble art, In which we all took part, And made our fame. When Beavers, Machen, Groff Coined cash and then made off, To them our hats we'll doff, They capped our game Grafts we're to keep most '.dark, Tipped us by Uncle Mark, And Perry Heath, You need not go to jail, For you can all get bail; With you in honor's scale, Is glory's wreath. After singing that blasphemous song to the tune of "America," one of tnem eot a megaphone and in tones loud enough to be heard four blocks read throueh it the following letter: "To Our Late Henchmen in P. O. D.: We are with you in this celebra tion. We have always been for al most any old kind of liberty, and are even, now, , fighting liard for it. But Dr. Mitchell's Lumpy Jaw Cur Dr. Mitchell's Lumpy Jaw Cure 19 guaranteed to cure or money refunded. One application i3 en5ugh. One bottle is sufficient for 4 head or more. You can buy it at your druggists or he can get it from his jobber. If he won't, write us direct and we will send you n bottle for $1.25 delivered. Marshall Oil Company, sole sale agents for the United States, Marshalltown, la. FRUIT ..GROWERS... TRUCK FARMERS.. INVESTIGATE THE 40 Acre Tracts FOR SALE ON THE LINE OFTHE IN THE CELEBRATED Peach Belt of Alabama. 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