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yy n 1 VI. KM vjr v v w ri ii i in i Hi Vol. XV. ' LINCOLN NEB., SEPTEMBER 17, 1903. No. 17. "i NEBRASKA POPULISTS THE STATE COMMITTEE SPEAKS Oat the Facts to the People Sap preened by the Plutocratic Tapers and Victory .. - la Sure To Our Populist Workers: The ve-akest point in our party organiza tion today is the lac of a strong, vig orous press. The republican leaders have used their corruption fund with . out stint to freeze out and crush out populist papers everywhere; we re gret to state that they have been part ly successful. The counties in Ne braska where we have a strong pop ulist paper are now the exception rather than the rule, as was the case several years ago. This has been brought about, largely, through the persistent and systematic campaign of the republicans to supplant our pop ulist papers with great 48-page weeK lies, filled with blood and thunder stories and accounts of divorces, mur oer trial 3, etc., at 25 cents per yeai and for 10 and 15 cents per year as a clubbing price with republican Week lifS. . As a result of the effective work of our party papers we need only refer to Holt county as a fair sample. The population of Holt county has doubled in the past few years; more than 75 per cent of the immigrants into this county have been republicans from Iowa; yet our populist forces have be en able to slightly increase their rua jority year after year and this year - promise us three hundred majority for the state ticket The Holt County In dependent is one of the strongest coun ty papers in the state; it keeps up an aggressive campaign th-yeararound and its readers are in close touch with county politics at ail times. This workJLs ably ' supplimented by the populist county central committee, who pian systematically to keep the Ne braska Independent in the hands oi every populist voter in the county. Tr ey use their -ioney for this purpose ' rather than to hire bras3 bands and n:ake a hurrah campaign. Result: Every populist voter is a fighter, qual il'.ed to discuss intelligently the politi cal issues and make votes from the ranks of the enemy. ., .We wish to urge upon all our can d'dates and cor-jmitteemen this fact: It you will take hold of this matter and place the Nebraska Independent and the county populist paper, if you have one, in the hanas of every pop ulist voter in your county, precinct and district, we will guarantee that our people will not be humiliated by a defeat this year by reason of the heavy stay-at-home vote. It is not necessary to send these papers to republicans. We have enough votes to carry this state. It is only necessary to get them out to the poll? on election day. This can only be done by organization and education. Cet populists fully aroused to the im- i portance of this election and the gar tu rine of croDS or even a blizzard will not keep them from the polls. Judge John J. Sullivan i3 recognized everywhere as one of the noblest men - ana greatest jurista that ever occu pied a position on the supreme bench of Nebraska. Six years of faithful st rvice has prove t that he is absolute ly incorruptible. He has stood up squarely for the principles of the pop ulist party the party that first nomi Eftted him for this exalted position. Although Judge Sullivan is known as a democrat, he was nominated by the populist state convention six years ago Slid afterwards indorsed by the demo crats. His record is clean and euch that every populist is proud of it Our party is proud of such officials and renominated him by acclamation at : the Grand Island convention. With Jvdge Sullivan on the supieme bench the great common people have , t a "friend at court" and they know it. . Our candidates for regents of the university are 'especially qualified for thf work. Prof. William A. Jones Is one of the best known educators in the west Dr. Ernest O. Weber i3 a graduate of the University of Nebras ka, was a captain In the First Nebras ka and breveted major for travery in service. Has always taken an active icterest in the university and Is thor ovghly familiar with the work of the institution. If the, republican candidates for re gents are elected it means that there will be on the board of regents three members to represent the interests of Douglas county, two members to rep resent the interests of Lancaster county and qne to represent the bal ance of the state. How do the voters in other counties like this? Yours for success, B. R. B. WEBER, J. R. FARRIS, Chairman. Secretary. . Populist Enthusiasm R. D. Sutherland of Nuckolls county says: "Replying to your inquiry as U conditions in this county, will say: Vve held very harmonious conven tions, nominated a splendid ticket I think the best in years; it Is well dis tributed over the county, all Interests r. presented and is composed of strong, competent men. Our democratic friends adopted a set of resolutions setting forth that, whereas, the pop ulists had nominated Judge Sullivan, and, whereas, the relations of the two parties in years past have been sat isfactory, and, whereas, they felt that they could trust the populists to do tte right thing, they invited the pop ulist convention to nominate the en tire county ticket. This the populists proceeded to do, heading the ticket with a fine young man a democrat, capable and of splendid character. The balance of the ticket is of the same high order, and t have every reason to TSe'TTevtrmt? elected : Peter Dahlstein of. Wheeler county 3ays: "Conditions are satisfactory in this county. We will have our old time populist vote this f all." : E. B. Quackenbusbof Nemaha coun ty says: "There seems to be more vigor and enthusiasm in our ranks this year than for years past. We expect to elect part of the county ticket at least Judge Sullivan stands well with our people, and our judicial ticket has much, brighter prospects of carrying than for any tlnn in recent years." C. W. Potter of Brown county says: "The vote for Judge Sullivan and the slate ticket will show a gain over the Thompson vote of last year. Com plete and satisfactory fusion In this ccunty." J. R. Dean of Custer county says: "The political situation In , Custer tcunty is better than for several years past. All wings of the party are work ing harmoniously and it Js thought that we will carry , the county. We hxve a good ticket and every man is worthy or hearty and loyal support" R. A. Emery of Buffalo county says "Believe! our county is all 0. K. All wirgs of the party working harmon iously and prospects bright for vie tcry." No Fusion fn Nebraska The populist state convention which rcet at Grand Island Tuesday nomi nated Judge J. J. Sullivan, the pres ent incumbent, for judge of the su preme court, and Prof. W. A. Jones of Adams, and E. 0. Weber of Saun ders, both populists, for regents. The nomination of Judge Sullivan was cade in advance ot the nomination ot the distinguished jurist by the demo cratic convention at Columbus. In point of numbers and enthusiasm the Grand Island convention was a success. The Omaha News, a repub lican paper, but inclined to be fair with all parties, puts the number of delegates at three hundred. The populist state convention by its aetion makes all these nominees their own, without reference to what any other party may do, and the way the old-time populists will come out of the woods will be a caution. ' Now, let's lino up once more for a concentrated attack on the cohorts of corporations in Nebraska. Custer County Beacon. IIEBRASKA FOUIUSM Hera It Was Horn, Here it lias Been I're erred aud Here It Will Couqurr Attention of Nebraska populi ts Is called to the list of patriotic workers printed below, all of whom sent in lists of new subscribers during the two months of July and August, vary ing in number from two to fifty. It' will be seen tnat populists in almost every , state have been earnestly at work. These men realized that it would not do to wait until a financial cyclone swept over the country be fore they began to worn. In the two dullest months of the year they went at it and the list tells the result. There have things been accomplished at Washington during the last week that will go far toward enthroning a money power in these states a power more omnipotent than the world hasv ever known before. Not one man in a million will be informed of the fact The plutocratic press, supported and subsidized by the corporation million aires, will see to it that the people will be kept in ignorance of them. These facts will be printed in a form that the common people can understand them only in the m.vaska Indepen dent - ..' If The Independent could be given a circulation in this state of thirty or forty thousand, there would soon be enough . well informed, men In it to take control of the state govern ment and hold it for years to come. Readers of The Independent would be in possession of the facts with which to convince their neighbors of the riuht course to p; sue. of national bank capi- aLling the money power to plant a nest of well-paid plutocratic pirates in al most every small town in the state. Fifty new national tanks were au tl'orized in two days last week. To these men are granted the privilege of drawing double interest on their ccpital, for they get interest on their bonds and' the government immediate ly gives them back the full value of their bonds In money that is largely legal tender. They also have the privilege of charging Interest on what they owe. If a man deposits money in a bank, the bank owes that much to the depositor. But the bank imme diately loans that money and gets in terest on it. The state of Nebraska is being dotted over with these nests of privileged financial pirates, whom the citizens who have to work will be forced to support in luxury, and at every bank will be a headquarters for railroad workers and local managers of the republican party. The farmers of the state are mak ing desperate-efforts t6 get facilities for shipping their grain and live stock tu market No one heed to be toid that there is collusion between the railroads and ele vator trust, or doubt in the least that a desperate effort will fr made by the railroads and elevator trust to get control of the supreme court of the state. If the national banks, the railroads and the elevator trust get the state government and the supreme court, the farmers will be come helpless slaves. Is it not for your interest and for the interest of your wives and children that the supreme court of this state shall not be turned over to the trusts and railroads? Can you do more to prevent it in any way than to get the facts to the people' Do you know of any better way to get the facts to the people than by sending them the only paper that h"s the facilities to get them and the cour age to print them? The Independent calls attention to the lists sent in during the two dullest months of the year July and August and note the number of workers in other states. Let the Old Guard and the thousands of younsrer men get to work In the same manner in this state. Here populism was born. Here it has been preserved. Here It will conquer If every man does his full duty. There are not less than 60,000 pop ulists in this state. Get The Indepen dent, the state paper of the party, In to the hands of one-half of them and every county in it will be swept with a Wave of reform. Every county in the state that has tried that manner of conducting campaigns has found it true. ' ' A J. Wickels, Elmore, Ind. Wm. T. Shelton, Antone, Ore. G. W. Shrader; Murray, Neb. Wm. Spalding, Murray, Idaho. Joseph Sinton, Colo. Springs, Colo. W A. Roberts, Greenfield, Tenn. Walter Reed, Fremont, Neb. Simpson W. pay, Anderson, Ind. James Crawford, Deweese, Neb. Isaac Bruner, Muncy, Pa. Thos. Foley, Somerville, Ind. -E. Gay, La Porte City, Ia. Ietac Hlggenbottom, Swan, Mo. W B. Householder, Bladen,-Neb. M. F. Harrington O'Neill, Neb. W. B. Guthrie, Indianola, Neb. L. H. Hanning, Albert Lea, Minn, Wm. Law, Lawrence, Neb. Jas. Osborn, Vining, Okla. I). P. Pugh, Imperial, Neb. W. C. Pitchford, Highpralrie, Mo. A n ArnhHnlH tTUlohnrn Oro F. W. Anthony, Mattawan, Mich. T J. Bedford, Anlauf, Ore. John Blue, Gallatin, Tenn. Austin Balles, Yorkshire, N. Y. J S. Barton, Tunesassa, N. Y. A. F. Berlin, Ailentown, Pa. L A Beltzer, Osceola, Neb. Paul Carpenter, Partridge, Okla. Robert Cummlng, Peoria, 111. Rev. A. W. Cross, Riverside, Cal. J S. Corbin; Go :verneur, N. Y. Edw. Cusack, Patterson, N. J. L B. Collins, Wellington, Kas. W. T. Calhoun, Wayside, N. C. Wm. Cantner, Cincinnati, O. L C. Curtis, Blue.BHL Me. J. M. Clark, Deer Creek, Okl Sam'l Cross. Dekalb, Mo. J. P. Clough; Salmon, Idaho. J&mes Dillon, Atwell, Ind. Abner De France,- El Reno, Okla. John Deeds, Pataskala, O. ur. A, lu. uavis, umeuay, v. Wm. Donaldson, Mlddlefleld, O. W. S. Dean, Delhi, N. Y. V. S. Dillingham, Homestead, Okla. ' J no Dubush, Powder Springs, Tenn. Vincent Day, Johnstown, Pa. L. F. Ellsworth, Rose Hill, Ia. H. Ellingston, Minnehaha, Minn. Wm. B. Ellis, Trenton, N. J. J. A. Exceen, Trumbull, O. John D. Edward3, St. Louis, Mo. A. G. Francisco, Albion. Neb. I A. Ferguson, Lapote City, Ia. W. J. Fuller, Cadams, Mich. Thos. Fish, Knox, N. D. . Fisher, W. Sunbury, Pa. , Wm. Fessler, Garnett, Kas. James Forman. Chandler, S. D. L. . B. Fetter, Remote. Ore. H. C. Gwynn, Lexington, Ind. JobnxGerard, Carthage, N. Y. . John A. Gaylord, Cuyahoga Falls, O. Jas. A. Griffes, Braidentown. Fla. Sam'l W. Greenbaum, New York, N. Y 503 E. 108th street W .J. Ghent, N. -.. City, N..Y.V J T. Greenwade, Wlllard. Mo. Wm. Hussf eldt, Chickasha, I. T. John -Hughes, Patriot, Ind. H. B. Hewitt, Stafford, Kas. .T P Hammond Newklrk. Okla 'A. G. Hankins, Avilla, Mo. John. Hartline, . Willmot O. Noel Harrington, Naples. N. Y. J G. Hanby, Peters Creek, Va. M Hoover, Hooversville, Pa. R. T. Huffman, Clarksburg. W. Va. L M. Howard, Indianola, Neb. Edw. Harrison, St Louis, Mo. Jas. A. Haley, Philadelphia, Pa. J S. Hollihan, Long Eddy. N. Y.. C. T. Hodgkins, Greensburg. Pa. James Hawley, West Bingham. Pa. N. N. Ineersoll, Colombia F'ls, Me. J T. Johnston, Nebraska. Pa. Jerry Johnston, Miola, Pa. T. H. Jones. Patterson. Mo. Jens S. Jensen, Sturgis, S. D. W. O. Jovnes. I ouisburg. N. C. T?ev. Adam Kern. Marvsvllle. Mo. Franklin Tj. Keene. Canton. Mont J T. Kennedy. Starcher. S. D. J E. Kelly. Wallonia, Ky. Daniel Klefer, Cincinnati, O. R. S. Kendall, Hombeak, Tenn. H. S. Keller, Mt Grove, Mo.