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DECEMBER 24, 1903.
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT slowly, but they grind exceeding fine. For 28 years we have been fighting to retake freedom's banner, but still it floats over the ranks of those who are enemies of republican freedom. . . . . But our light is dawning the sun has not yet risen. . . . Truth is God, and God is right, and right the day will win; to doubt, would be disloy alty; to falter, would be sin.' H. D. Albright, Watsontown, Pa.: "I am no populist, nor in fact a mem ber of any political party. I am will ing to vote with any part that I think will do pretty near right, but I have not found such in this" part of the country lately, I am sorry to say.' Victor Lawson, Willmar, Minn: "I am chairman of what is left of the populist party of Minnesota. Will send you some, papers by which you may judge of our work here last . year. We placed an independent ticket in the field with some enthusi iasm, but most of our influential friends deserted on election day or the week or two previous. The four or six years of co-operation has de moralized the party thoroughly. I spent my entire time last year and over $1,000 in trying to establish a . state weeklv. We have not had a state meeting since last election, but I can see little hope. Everyone felt that thev were making one or their last stands under the banner of the tionulist name last fall. J. T Green wade. Willard Mo.: "We have kept up our county organization all through the trying oraeai oi me democrats attemDtlnz to destroy us." E. B. Langham, Gillett, Ark.: "You can count on me the remainder of my days." J. II. Vandegrift, Branchville, Ala.: "I am a strong advocate of the Oma ha platform and everlastingly op nnsArt tn the eold standard." B. F. Warbritton, Huntingdon, Tftnn "Yes. mit mv name down as a member of the Old Guard of Pop- . ulist ... I have been in tne ngnt ever since 1892. when I got my eyes opened to the rottenness of the demo cratic party by being a member or. me farmers' alliance." Will It. King, Ontario, Ore.: "I am at present working in the democratic party, and consider myself a demo crat. While the populist party was in existence I was one of the active mpmhern nf that Darty in this state. I have not changed my views on the issues which brougnt tne popunsi rtv Into existence. I believe in all the principles laid down by that party in its last national platform. I now believe it the duty of every member of that party to use tneir utmost en assist the Bryan wing of dem ncracv to maintain control of the na tional democratic party. I think more good can be accomplished in mat way than hv twiner It alone, and so far as I am individually concerned I expect to be governed accordingly. F. G. It. Gordon, Heading, Mass.: "I am greatly interested in your let . ter and printed matter. . . . The Oma ha platform is good enough. If we are to make an effective showing in 1904 we must get down to business. Organizers should be. placed in the field in such states as Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, etc. I doubt if we could do very much in ' New England. We should have an organization that will pay from 10 cents to $1 a month, the funds thus raised to be used for organization purposes." J. B. Alley, Ingalls, Kas., thinks populism Is dead in" his county and that the Old Guard have all joined the socialist party. M. A. Brown, Stone Point, Tex.; "I like your move and hope from your ' plan and other sources we will be able at least to get the truth of populism inspired anew in every populist throughout tho United States." John J. Miles, Miles Cross Roads, Tenn.: "I am glad to fill your blank of enrollment in the Old Guard of Populism and send a dollar to help along the work." (Mr. Miles has boon Iostuiaster for tho past thirty years.) O. L. Spencc, 19 Mt. Vernon nve., Atlantic, N. J.: "I m always glad to glvo all the help possible to en rourago organization of a fight Ins; third party, built on honest reform lines. My first vote was for IVter Cooper and my lat for "Wharton llarkcr." (Mr. SpemVa homo I at rarkcrsburg, W, Vu., but hi' U tem - I'orarlly at Atlantic City.) P.elng In flOHrt toueh with th JXip tillnt lat committee her', and Ne liraaka being right at home ntnl more ially reached than other (date, I have made no special effort to secure member of the Old Guard of Popul ism In thin Ut. A Utile later I rt pect to Bend the prospectus to every populist In Nebraska, whiwe nam I rati secura from the, word ami oth erwise. In the meantime, however, the prospectus will be sent to all who ask for it. The work is of such mag nitude that other states must be giv en attention first. A REFERENDUM NOMINATION. "Whv not in 1904?" asks Paul Dix on, editor of the Missouri World, in an editorial wherein he urges that the populist presidential and vice presidential nominations for 1904 be marie hv 11 referendum vote. He takes issue with the statement I make in the Old Guard folder that "The time is now too short to perfect this organization so that a national convention can be dis pensed with." Perhana Mr. Dixon Is right and I am wrong. It depends upon how thor ough an organization ougm to ue made in order to nominate by direct vote. For my part, I am inclined to agree with Mr. Dixon that "A single thousand, scattered over the United States, voting In the quiet of their homes, for first, sec ond and third choice, would be less apt to make, a serious mistake than a convention, which is often boss ridden and is always in a state of excitement and confusion." However, as the question of how the nomination shall be made is one to be decided at the St. Louis meet ing, February 22, I had no desire to usurp any of the prerogatives of the two national committees which will meet at that time. I knew that the Cincinnati plan contemplates a much more thorough enrollment and organ ization than can possibly be made in an entire year; but, of course, this need not be comnlete in every detail to warrant direct nominations. Hence, I made no statements in the folder that would tend to raise any false hopes. The card files containing the names of the Old Guard of populism will he of exeat utility to the next na tional committee, whether the nomi nation be made direct or by conven tion. c. q. vq France. COUNTY ORGANIZATIONS. From the enrollment papers of the Old Guard of Populism I secure the following information regarding the various county committees of the people's party. In a number of cases no convention was held this year or last, but the latest committee off! cers are given. ALABAMA. Pickens: Dr. J. F. Duncan, , chair man; A. F. Brandon, secretary; post office (both), McShan. . . . Houston: New county carved out of Henry; no organization; consult Samuel M. Maund, Daleva. St. Clair: Last state - convention, 1900; no organization; consult James H. Vandegrift, Branchville. ARKANSAS. Craighead: No organization; con suit W. II. Burdyshaw, Jonesboro. Pulaski: No report; consult. A. W. Files. Little Rock. Nevada: John M. Pittman, chair man; J. O. A. Bush, secretary; post office (both), Prescott. Washington: Squire Jackson, Fay etteville, chairman, 1898; said to have joined the socialists. Arkansas: J. J. Brassell, chairman, De Witt; Ta V. Nicholson, secretary, Stuttgart. CALIFORNIA. Sonoma: No organization; consult D. P. Rice, Occidental. . COLORADO. Sedgwick: No organization; con sult L. Darling. Sedgwick. Phillips: Phil Zimmerman, chair man; Charles Peter, secretary; both Hoi yoke. Archuleta: No organization; con sult E. T. Walker, Pagusa Springs. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. District: Dr. Alex Kent, chairman; A. E. Phelps, secretary, both Wash ington. FLORIDA. Jackson: No organization; consult D. L. McKlnnon, Marianna. GEORGIA. Cherokee: J. R. Hughes, chairman, Victoria; W. F. Hell, secretary, Uuf flngton. Paulding: Thomas Owlns, chair man. Hiram; John Chiles, secretary, Dallas. De Kalb: J. F, Langford, secre tary, Stone Mountain, ILLINOIS. Vermillion: John Shepherd, rhalr man, Oanvllle. Marion: No report; consult J, S, Jones, I uka. INDIANA. .Marlon: F, D, Cral. halrman, S2S L Washington St., Indlattapolh; M, 11. HUllweil. Herniary, 41$ Blackford st,, Indianapolis, Knox: Geo. 0. Conrad, chairman. Oaktown; H. W. William, secretary, Vlneennes; Henry llroeksmlth, trcas urer, I lie knell. Knox (second report)? Will II. Wolff, chairman, Oaktown; W. IX iai(uiw, primary, vamaic. 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Harvey, Boeretary, Kast Dca Moines. Monona: No organization; consult Iwts hidings. Mapleton. Crawford: No organisation; con sult A. Norelluti, Ktron. KANSAS. Riley: K, J. Millard, chairman; J. N. I.lmbocker, secretary; both Man hattan. Shawnee: No report; consult An thony Dolexllek, Silver iJtUe. Stafford: Win. Campbell, chair man, St, John. 0aKe: No report; consult A, C. Miller, IUtrllngame, Smith: J. A. Wright, secretary, Ibanon; T. 11 Thompn, treasurer, Smith Center; chairman moved out of county. KKNTl'CKV. Jiutler; No organisation; consult Dan Hopt, Morgaatowu, Trlg: John White, chairman, Wullonla; John D. Humphries, secre tary, Cadiz. MAINE. penobRcot: No report; consult Al bion Galea, Carroll. MASSACHUSETTS. Hampden: No report; consult Francis Keyea, Longnieudow.. MICHIGAN. Van Iluren: No report; consult F. W. Anthony, Mattawan. MINNESOTA. Freeborn: No report; consult A. T, I). Austin, Ableu. MISSISSIPPI. Copiah: No organization; consult It. K. JoncH, lleauregard. MISSOURI. , Clay: No reirt; consult J, S, At Kins, MUour City. Cat: No report; consult J. H, UrUciM, It. F. 1. I. HarrlsunvlUe. lAfayitte: W. W, Thomas, chair man, Odessa. Webster; J. S. Cantrell. chairman, Northvlew; A, Sott, secretary, Matt, St. CUlr; No organliatton; consult A. C. HUty, Apploton City, Adair: A, N. Hln, chairman; It, tl. Friable, secretary; both Kirksvllla, Hlpleyt L, F, F.ndiley, chalimao.