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DECEMBER 24. 1903.
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT THE OLD Gl'AKD A great many populists do not seem yet to understand the purport of the work done at the Denver conference. The organization that the officers ap pointed by the conference are at tempting to effect, has no connection with, nor does it in the least inter fere with the . organizations hereto fore existing of the fusion populists and the middle-of-the-road populists. There are national, and state commit tees in existence of boh wings of the party. They are the regular and le gal organizations and will continue so until the next national conventions. But as the national committees of both wings of the party met in Den ver the ne?.t day and both being rep resented by every member of those committees either in person or by proxy, there can be no question of the regularity of the action taken, and they Indorsed the . address issued by the conference and authorized the to go' forward in the work of organi zation. So the organization of the Old Guard of Populism has no connection with, and can in no way interfere with the work of the state or na tional committees of either wing of the party. The Old Guard will stand in the same relation to the regular organizations of populists as the league of republican clubs does to the regular republican organization or the democratic, clubs to that of the democratic party. What it expects to do is to get an enrollment of the pop ulists who are scattered through ev ery state and territory of tlie Union and when the national conventions meet and the two wings are united into one organization, as they un doubtedly will be, to turn over this enrollment to the national committee then elected. There is, therefore, no occasion for any jeatousy, any striving for leader- membership of the populist party in the United States is to be gathered tinder the organization name of the Old Guard and the lists turned over to the committee appointed Jay the joint national convention, so that committee can have something to be gin work with. ' The guide for the. enrollment is found in the Denver conference ad- dress. There is to be no affiliation na tionally with any other party. The people's party is to have a candidate in the field and the convention to nominate that candidate is to be held before that of the two old parties. The two national committees called a special meeting to be held in St. Louis, February 22, 1904, for the pur pose of naming a date and a place to hold the national conventions of the two wings of the party. All this ac tion was ordered by the unanimous vote of the national committees of both wings of the party. No action was taken at the Denver conference in regard to the stales. Each state will decide for Itself, but there will be no fusion on the national ticket. Now let us all go to work and help gel the basis laid, for that is all that tan bo done before the national con ventions meet, for an organization in every state and every county of ev ery state ai far R8 that h jksIUo. The mau who gets the most names and gets them enrolled, la the one who will bland the lest slow In IU Plato or county for leadership when the party U organized, tut hi the Oi l lluurd there east be no ueh tUu,t a leadership, U has nothing to do with uomUuiiiuiu or platf. i:m. All that will U done arter It U h nadu it j report to ttij national tamvvntiort ftljj l:ando..l our ltd reu I R The" Old Guard will 1 preerud aft r tin? m l tatlonat convent Ion and continue thy ame eort of work that It i d.-luji iigw, T, , Join the 014 Guard cf i'tlMm, The editor of the Fitchburg (Mass.) Sentinel has certainly gone crazy. He says: "We are the rulers, we right here at home, and they at Washing ton are our servants. It will be a sorry day when this relation is prac tically changed." That editor must be some old gray-headed chap and dreams that he is living in a former era of this republic. That relation was changed a long time ago. The cor porations and the trusts are the rulers and have been for several years. If we were the rulers right here at home, meat trusts, coal trusts, and the Standard Oil trust would not long endure. To use a common phrase: "You can bet your bottom dollar on that." THE YEGGMAN According to the local writing the eastern dailies in the cities of that region are overwhelmed with legions of criminals. A. new term has been in use in the east for several months to describe the organized gangs of crim inals. They are called "yeggmen." The gangs consist of five or six, two of whom are beggars who go ahead and select the easy jobs for the bur glars with their nitro glycerine. The citizens of all the cities are calling loudly for relief. They want more policemen and severer punishment for tramps and vagrants. But these citi zens have brought all this upon themselves. They have deliberately glorified robbery by trusts and tram pled the high ideals of the ages be neath their feet and the result of it all i3 that the lower orders are try Id g to rob and steal just as millionaires have done. The robbery and violation of law by the great trusts have destroyed the protection that honest men,, have heretofore enjoyed. Every time that a trust is allowed to violate a law it reduces the respect for law. The only way that citizens of the eastern cities can get relief is to stop the worship of Mammon, and to no longer deify "success" that is obtained by the vio lation of law. Our friend, T. J. Morris, Dorchester, Neb., says that the town board in his village passed an ordinance compell ing freeholders to buy brick and sand and lay sidewalks in the street along side their property, and inquires if this is constitutional. Rather diffi cult to say offhand. The Independent does not care to enter into a guessing contest as to what the supreme court might do in a test case of the kind. The statutes do not seem to confer any such powers upon a village board, however. The inhuman cruelties practiced upon the privates in the German army are attracting more and more atten tion. A Lieutenant Bisle recently wrote a realistic novel in which these cruelties were recorded in detail. He was court-martialed, imprisoned, dis missed from the service and the book suppressed. But the book is being sold by the hundred thousands in France and Italy. The result is that orders have been issued by the em peror to stop the cruelty. Here is an other instance In which the pen has proved mightier than the sword. A little whllo aireS republican grew red In the face, swore tremendous oaths and applied every epithet that they could Invent to every populist in the land fur "atUcftlng our ml Ihrj In the Philippines. Now that their grr.it leader, Uaiina, i$ tinned In that very builties. they thiak that It ii all rU;!it. Oneral Wood i tho far-off Phlllprlne fighting the M-rus and l!imi and Uathlonu ara attack In,; with ell the fury of elm-foot l and horud devil. IM any man o: earth ever ' anything to cpial a modern nput !i an? It h amusing, Uk the Indictments have t n falling Around like snow flake iu January, tu tear tl j iep p. n MM Tmnfirlv Vrtll Will trnnf. ir nVar fliA Inrnracf. nnA mnuf. trnrinrl Una rf fhriifmaa goods to be found so you will have plenty of elbow room to do your shopping and a fair chance to choose between various articles. This opportunity will be given you at Hayden Bros. You will have no stairs to climb or bo compelled to ride in a crowded elevator, in order to purchase your Toys," Dolls, Rockers, Games and All Kinds CHRISTMAS GIFTS-AII Kinds They Will be Found In the West Room on the Main Floor To make Christmas shopping more interesting we are showing some good bar gains all over our store, as well as in our special Holiday goods. Ladies' Kid Gloves 12.00, $1.50 f 1.00 Ladies' Sweaters f2.50 to.... $5.00 Ladies' and Children's Golf Gloves in plain and fancy colors at 50c, 35c. . ..25c Ladies' Silk Shawls, all colors, $2.50, $2.00, and...... ...$1.50 Ladies', Fancy Aprons, $1.00, 50c 25a Men's Silk Mufflers, $1.50, $1.25 $1.00 Men's Mufflers, plain and fancy, 75c 50c and ,25c Men's silk Neckwear, $1.00 and ..... .45c Men's Silk Suspenders all colors $2.00 to. 50c Men's Silk Handkerchiefs, white and colors 50c and 25c Men's White Linen Handkerchiefs 25c and............ 12Jc Men's Silk Umbrellas $1.00 to. . . . ..$5.00 All the late copyright books worth $1.50 oh sale at. f 1.08 will be sold for 17Jc, 12c, 7c 4ic 2jc 50c Combination Pockot Books 25c 50c Hand Bags , ......25c Some astonishing prices in silk goods you should investigate. A very acceptable present can be found able price. Out of town customers can Fend us their mailorders for any kind of goods whether Toys and Special Holiday Goods or regular merchandise, and we will guarantee to please you if you will give us as good an idea as you can of the arti cle you wish. If you have the opportunity of visiting Omaha, don't fail to call and see our Holiday attractions and mako our store your stopping pluce while in the city. - ' . BTfl SreSo 16th and Dodge St., Omaha, Neb. licans discussing the situation. They all declare that Dietrich was perfect ly justified in writing a letter to an applicant for a postoffice, telling the said applicant that he must get the indorsement of a certain man before it could be given to him. They say with much emphasis that all senators and governors have to do that thing that they have to rely upon indorse ments as they .could not possibly know the qualification of all the applicants. Then these street corner republicans, as well as the editors, all unite in de nouncing men for thinking evil of the lame heavenly twin who is trying to recuperate out at Hastings. It is, as has been said amusing to watch that kind of performance. The charge against Dietrich is not that he asked the candidates to get indorsements, but that he made the applicants pay over the hard cash before they got them. That is a pdint that these re publican redeemers never notice. Frank Currie h among the indicted ones. Elliott Lowe of Alma, who was a republican senator of the state leg islature of 1891, is another. There is another long list besides these, among which appears the names of Bartlett Richards, W. C. Cummings and C. C. Jammesson. There is no kind of patriot who can bo compared to the officeholder. Ev ery one of them will take an oath that they are overworked and underpaid and not one of them v.-as ever known to desert his post, rw'SH his office and r; ; to lon-cr "serve the pub lic." Join the Old Guard of Topallrm. Ooorge Ogl Molalla, Or, fiends C" crntg for copies of the Del Mar, Karl Marx and Henry Oori:i Kditlona of The Independent, and says: "Am glad you are Riving IK1 Mar hN Just dur. It la li!.;h tilth? that Amrriea'n prent tv.t iHortotnht wai tHr; apprr dated, a'nl I reJ-,I. o that It U a popuH 't pa per that does so." He a iks at what price Tins Independent and "History of the Preelotii Metals" ran l had. Wo can send thte UhA an I Th In dv per lent a ar fur V25. Th lk alone I 13, Rend a Iht of "heart f oak" popul UU to C, Q. IK' Franco, Unci f tj, .NYb, The millionaire boodler and briber, Ziegler, who was indicted in Missouri, is protected by the republican gov-, ernor of New York, who refuses to grant his extradition, just in the same way that the republican governor of Indiana protects Taylor, who "was in dicted for murder in Kentucky. Re publican government in New York, Indiana and Colorado verges very closely upon anarchy. What will be come of this republic if it remains In. the hands of such men? Can any man tell? Join the Old Guard of Populism. Some of the great weeklies are fol lowing the magazines in the denuncia tion of plutocracy. The New York In dependent says: "There are no set of laws In all history that have caused so much injustice as the law3 creat ing corporations. The people stagger under the burden as they pursue their life journey from year to year in ev ery land, bearing the inflictions im posed upon them by these 'persons' that have no 'bodies to be kicked, and no souls to.be damned.' The legisla tion creating corporations has had more influence upon the, destinies of men in these United States than all the 'economic determinism' that Carl Marx ever dreamed of." The Independent "has been calling on the ministers to wake up for a long time. At last quite a number of them are beginning to rub their eyes, look about and say something. Rev. Madl Fon C. .Peters at a men's meeting la the Uroad Street Baptist church. Phil adelphia, the other day mado tbe fol lowing declaration: "Twenty men In this country have It In their power, by reason of the wealth they control, to arrivo at an understanding, and any day they thotild so choo.se could strp every wheel of commcrco frcm vo volili'g, block tvery avenue of tradt and Rtrlko dumb every elei trie key. No ncnslMe man ought to object to an Industrial system width allow a man by h!n perdu and Industry to make all thf nwiwy ho can. put wo do protest ar.nlnwt aeeuniulatkui ty legalized methods of robbery by whkh few ileal what tho millions earn." Talk with your popnlbt n visitors nt-out rnrolllns In "Tuo Old Guard or Populism."