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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT FEBRUARY 2S, 1904. study. Col. Mallett kept tally .and was sure the vote stood 24 to 19 la favor of July 4: but when the con fusion finally ceased for a moment it was announced that it stood 22 to 21 in favor of June 14. " We were then notified of the new turn of affairs, but decided that we had "gone all the way over the trail," making one concession after the other in the interests of harmony, practically giving- them all they asked except the date and in this, even, we had compromised. So we said, "We'll stand pat We shall call a convention to be held July 4 in Springfield, 111., regardless of any other wing, faction or party on earth. We prefer to uni fy the reform forces, bat if the mid roaders are here represented by men who want to wreck the reform move- morning and some of us refused to which could no longer be withheld go to bed for suet a "little piece of a have been reluctantly granted. Spe- jiight" '-' ' cial privileges and vested right3 have Perhaps it was well we did loaf a 1 always yielded as a last resort. little after our work was finished it The famous document known as saved a human life without doubt, un- "Magna Charta " the great charter of less the man d?es yet as the result of English liberty, . was the result of hi3 injuries. It must jave been the compulsion by the: barons. When hand of fate that directed iis. King John was asked to sign the Just as we were debating whether charter he refused, and endeavored to to go to bed and catch a few cat naps oppose force with force, but finding before going out : on the morning his banners almost deserted, finally train, we heard a terrific crash in the consented to hold a conference and hall. It sounded as if some person on the 15th of June, 1215, a meeting had fallen through a skylight In was held at Runeymedc. . Here the reality a large, heavy man had fallen King was obliged to sign the charter, down at least one flight of stairs granting to the people that which he could no longer withhold. The codification of Roman law by Justin, the Declaration of .Indepen dence, the emancipation of .the slave possibly two and was lying In an un conscious condition. Dr. Burclick, with that seeming deliberation which marks the quick work of the skilled ment by such capricious action, then surgeon, soon "brought him to," as we traffic here and elsewhere, with the upon the mid-roaders be the odium." laymen say. It was a deft piece of present labor reform movement, are Col. Mallett, that sturdy old ex- worn, nut ur. umaicic has sucn a su- each and all striking illustrations of confederate soldier, editor of the Cle- perabundance of modesty, ne will that ever active guest of the human burne (Tex.) Watchman, was almost iiouDtiess reel sggmvea- because i torn mind, for its very own., its inalienable heart-broken over the new turn of on mm. it we had gone to Ded just rights. affairs. With choking voice and tears before that, the man would very like- Th3 money power today answers to glistening in his eyes, he came with iy nave cuea. the feudal system of the twelfth cen- Judee Livingston of Missouri to our ' tury the exact counterpart of each room and said. "This Is too much. We wen, isn't trat a long enough story other. The very word 'people" must want to come with you. We want to anout tne bt. Jouis conierence? I ve necessarily have an all-round repre- stand with our people, but some of toia aoout an i Know anout it ana sentative meaning, not separate uni- them here seem determined that no have given some hearsay evidence, versal, not special. General, not par-T reconciliation shall be effected be- ine style or telling tne story may t:al or particular, tween the two wings. I have been not meet the ipp.oyal oi. some read- From the time God spoke to the fighting for reform these many years ers, but I appeal to any one who ever Pharohs of ancient Egypt, saying, and now, Just when things looked so tried it, if it !s possible to write a "Let ray people go free that (hey may bright for a grand forward movement, grave, cngninea account or any occur- servo me," the word "people" has been it breaks my heart to see such an in- rence sitting in ihe day-coach of a constantly enlarged to meet the irreaL signincant trine, stand in the way of jumug tram, wimng upon a paa oi growing demand of civilized life. Viafmnnv I DflDer helfl OH The knee? - I XV Mia Hnl-oro .t.w.j. I i ii iiv viiixLi 0 nun . u iv;ivnicxo JU tl v v The Drosnect of a continuation of uerore closing, I want to say on be- endeavored to narrow its . meaninc the old schism, after ail reason for it half of Bro. Tibbies and myself that divide its boundarv line hv. mean in. has passed awaj, was more than whatever harsh things We may have less words, such a race, color cast Judge Williams, Col. Feiter, Nat. Ea- said in conversation with brother pop- sex, previous condition of servitude. ion ana otners couia star) a. ineir i i'uia we wisu iu expuuge feelincs. however, took the form of from the recora. anger rather than sorrow ' and those ' . I . "k - MAI' i -1 I - who were present tell me that they une oi me most aisappointej men still with every added day and flviug hour tne high walk of prejudice and conservatism which have separated the Deode from one an other nnrt frnm . . ... ... ... - 1 T T TT 1 n na. i I , . "read the riot act' to their stubborn WiAs ur, a. neemenn oi tjiu'unnau. tneir ooa-given rights are being m . i . . - . I A - A J I lit I , ... ' Dretnren in language always torceiui '1UUC" bchous muess in ma eteaaiiy torn down. and sometimes closely crowding that iamuy proninreu nis auenaance. tie The word "people" is a significant Doraer line which separates those BtUU a sreauy disappointed m word with much meaning. "My peo things which :may he printed and no being able to be present, for Lfeel pie" standing upright, fully nuallfKd those which, nu y not. . tnat this conference and upon its ac- and capable of reflecting representing uon ai mis nine, tne luture oi tne my perfect lav in perfect manhood peoples party depends." ' and womanhood ' Medert, Hanna. the two Criokes, Gerry iavuicl"7 'eiw'u i"au U1 large, rightful meaning of the nmwn ar,A na'.o,) monH , making nominations, and thought our word "DeoDle" must he a!!nwf,i iha .away on the 8-30 and 9 p. m. trains. bUr i l u 1 e uem coming convention. If not,, then a i tho.. mnt.'vi nv, r. ii,n I June 1. - - , I loon-hole. 9. hrAfllr in the Tirjill l.o . ten, Dr. Burdick and ..myself a ; sub Well,5 the upmbt of it all was that the scolding did a world of good. ''A crisp new silver "certificate en- annarent. eiviner our mmmm c.r. closed marked "X' in one corner, with " ' . committee with . plenary powers to : mtt'" ? v cur"eJ Wla sary - njammon .. worshipers" a foot Sue a call for national convention ami tl! ?-i : P?fase :ept; for .hold, to again attacklong the line of impoaslbld becaa?c : lu. -u'-.j' i ' " l--VfV, ...to uui lng moves," as the chess-players term Z" ' " , T1 f- 1"8' ? a na one- The apprehension of a it We kept open house from 9 till 1, t1:,"' L7V" . io. perrect law and practical , application .. smoklne' - teliin? Rtorlea and wa in? Some of us had had experience sit ting up all night with a "three-ringed circus ' in Nebraska and knew the value of patience, after; every reason able concession had been made. help on his precinct club plan, and will by very small minority, is suScient use the other for the Old Guard.--D. to e.nlist and inspire the whole nuin- Der. Hence the deep significance and great beauty of the words, "Wy peo ple.-. MKS. M. E. POLSON. Laclede, Mo. -, My Peopfir V Editor Independent: It ' is truly COM tllo n A1rA-.. 4.1 1 - We said to ourselves "If th 'hnva' 7, , 1 - V '.v"iey mne ia a 0"w,v8', " ine y,8 time and season. We brieve, the time over in the other, hotel are realiykia n . e populists, and not actually determined SJJJS'Cr.r to wreck populism, but are simply S2tn ,-iplding out over some tanned belief tain sound: mit sh0uld boldiv Wiar J expected that objections would be inni inpir wrrnin ooriTi ti.oii. hnnnr I . .. . v I : 3 , .. .... h inin, r ,T, Tr In tne affirmat'.ve-for all the people's raisea samsi a new political party llZ lSF thJ7 11 e?xme1?rus-We rights and privileges under the bcu- and a new name, ConservatJPm always have tried to be fair. We believe we AfiAAn .... ohifirt to nnrmt -rw . . . i -r 1 . , . .... I viivciiu nuiniua jl universal law as 1 ' u , ..v.i.v., utu aic nave been fair. I his struggle will' be vj. . ',. V: tt. rfB l nmV. Aimn i k ' tost a thai, ,,1,- oyyremsiiueu unougn IjOQ S reaeem- 0 vo iu wa.. ui Any "An Unwleldly Name Editor Independent: Your issue of February 4 is at hand. It was to be a test of their populism. And it was. They were populists They are populists. All our hard feel ings vanished I ke a mist when Jo A. ing love. ' l progressive movement Therefore, we sav enlarge vm-.r nnr- Before we can elect a president we ders, strengthen your stakes, bv ron- exPect to gain control cf many states, siaenng wen tne enemy s stronghold J tt a Utt(rp leei.jiauuu io suit me ae- parker, Milton Park ana Paul Dixon h "the monev nnwer." ua ahn. mands and the necessities of the neo- came marching over to the St. Jamea lute, then its relative bearing on h, Ple- What I suggest is a people's nar- about 1 o clock in the morning, a entire manhood and womanhood of ty- TWs is the initial work, and the cpmmittee clothed with rJenary pow- this age. Don't be afraid of calling memDers of the peoples paity need ers to issue a joint call and address woman to the rescue. Sinre truth t not change their designation to co- with us for Springfield, July 4. mighty and must prevail we need to PKrate in this movement, and ought Well, weren't we a happy little Know how to turn on the light of the w uc-uuras it msieaa or ngnting it group! On our part for I believe my whole truth. ' My thought is to maintain the in- own feelings were a reflection of as against tne blind egotism of our ltIllx ot pany. those of my colleaguesthere was no modern Pharohs, nothing short of the The name of the Deoole's nartv mav wish to do anything which would have whole truth can ever save the people he a fixture in our language, but on the appearance of "rubbing it in." from our comrnou enemy, as expressed Its present basis and voting capacity They had fought a good fight; they ,n our modern monetary system; It will never become a fixture in the naa kept the faith as they save It; wnien rules our rulers, and pays control of this government If you and they yielded like tentlerueu.' as court to vice and immorality amone cannot draw voters from the demo- they are, and populists when thev saw nien. He who said, "contii ue ve in cratic and repjbhran paitie BUf3cler.t that further resistance meant so much My work and ye tliall know the truth, to carry the elections without oucs- damage to the cause we all hold dear. ard the truth shall mane- you free," Uon, you will never accomplish any- It's nrettv tircm wnrk thu Kit. U1 siieaus, not always in a still thine. ting up and wplttng esneclallv for pma" voice, but today in thunder This, it seems io me, is evident cn tig married old guards who have nnt ton?. aylng, "Let my people go free the very face of the situation. There the "holdiiig-hinds" gaum whkh un- tnat thpy ma-v l,t,vc ni ,Q nelitecua- Is no comparlroa between the early uer the stimulus of love we one tlv ir"R nouneFs an me aajs oi tnnmn ana me popt.nst pruty. wn-ir iu. inai was a rei c oils movement, 'i us Glnnrln bndvward throutrh the la eochl and itohilral. pnge of history we find that the mo- A better comparison h thH At the pie n factor to be fonylde'ed In ontlireak of the olvll wnr of emnoniio life, hful Its rle In the i.uc 'Ikto weie five iMlUkal t.ut!. There But I tnrte1 to ay, and drifted oft t"rs,',l lnmirre tuui of the burr,her were th IVmglaa democrat, the In a Hunklnenqno dlgiesflon thU n"nu,?l Uie tyranny or the iirecklnrMet dmorrat, tne ndl and when the mid-road .ub-omnaltoe twelfth renturv, and wss tt e birth ot Everett men, the old line nUlltnnlM rame In it had inch n stlmulnllne ef. ,hal Krfnt tlf i ''-',, "The Piople and the Lincoln r pu!)j( ans. In 1S.". iium-iiu jnr'-f una u.en i.inRs, no- rrrniom irto repuiiu nn audi Mew, prrlates, r.nd lord;; then Rrnt dat for president on the pKt'iorm of gip; nfter that prninnt and erfi, but the non-extenumn of slavery In K no people, A inoplo rnnltfred n a Lincoln wnt elste. to the ,iefMem y polUhal forve beKati to exist th rny on the repoblhnn tU Vet. lvotmtis readers may ti'dpo aftT readlnx the ,lt!,", antws of ouretvet. turned In with Llnroln, Ro dM John call and addrei I knov we all felt 'mn' naT' pcn r,,n cn rremoni. jm tne u u ana nverett well latlnned wlien the last line wan I thal onff cr,l "lPl" inr- Itj n- men. MoU cf the north rn dthioerat written, even if It was nearly 4 iu the ir!inw ni inP lnueai areus. iwruis i were union rren. inn i.rr ti Taetlun could have plavc.1 the live-long nl&ht without Interruption I beg pardon, it was the Interruption tint galled! "Lights out at ten-thirty," the uteui uhi papa naiu, auu ma worn was law. feet that we wero read to go ahead and flniiih up the work we were em powered and directed to do. And did It. How well It wis done Independent in the north of some democrats and intense abolitionists with most of the southern people In favor of secession. All others fell in line for the Union. There was a compromise. Tbe aboli tionists said, "A half loaf is better' than none, so we will join in for the non-extension of slavery." The dem ocrats said, "Prefix the word Union to your party name, and we w'll come in under the word Union." This was done; and in effect a new party was formed called tne Union repuoncan party. And it was this that saved the Union. No sacrifice of principle was mace, t is all buncombe to say that the re publican party caved the Union. It was. the coalition of the four parties that maintained the integrity of our national government. " And thi3 is the only possible way in which we can possibly bring about the changes .we desire in the legislative, judicial and executive departments of this civic government. This is evident, it seems to me,' to the simplest comprehension. "What's in a' name?" Much every way. -it is poetical to say, "A rose by any other name will smell as sweet." This I?, true. But we do not make roses, yet we do make political parties, and herein lie3 the difference between the works of nature and pon ies. There :s a talismanic power in a name. Tne ancients Knew -tins ana so gave significance to all their names. There' is a vast difference between 'gent," "' be- and the. terms "scale" iween pop and rep. Th! length of the name is not an objectionable feature, necessarily. " P.. D. R.; is not tedious. The People s Democratic Republican Party has but five words. Compare it Avith niauy other appellations, as "The American Sunday School Union," "The Ameri can Tract Society," 'The Young Peo ple's Society of Christian Endeavor," "The- Methodist Episcopal' Sunday School' Union,'' etc., and our sugges tion does not suffer in compaiison. ' If Wo are going to follow Mark Han- na's political philosophy as to name, why not adopt some of -his other va garies? Why stop on a mere name? If W'3-are going to "let well enough alone "-let 113 stop right here, save our money, time and labor,' and Just let things drift. There is no sense in keeping up a fight forjiothing. It Ought to be palpable to the com monest comprehension that " the-'- pop ulist party, in 'its present' attitude;' 2an nevef: gain conirol'of -this government. Wemust assume a'basis'fhat wHl at tract' the ' masses'; and defy ; the 'most actitadpposition.i It "is no smafi tiring. Those' who have studied the situation know he difficulties in the way. Or ganization, education, pati ncc, ' per sistence, watchfulness, wisdom: and the utmost discretion are necessary to win tne day. -t is no Irlflj&g ta&h. - ' JOHN VINTON POTTS. No. Robinson, O. ' , W. i E. Moore, Blossom,. Tex. : "The principles advocated in the Omaha platform are as sound today as when first promulgated. Of the past his tory of the people's party I have this to say ; The action of the-people's par ty delegates at St Louis in 1S96 was a mistake. But after the mistake was made,. had the party' followed in ac cordance with the decision of about threerfourths of the delegates and put out Bryan and Watson electors in ail the states and polled all the votss possible for those electors, instead of wrangling internally, in 1300 the party would have righted up and continued In existence. - In the south at least it would have increased in strength. Up to date however, those still liv ing who were populists from prin ciple and not for pelf are populists yet and wll, Vhoe, aid in mtor'ng the party and eo;itir.u; the struggle for a people's government Dr. Shoop's Rheumatic cure . Cos! frothing if it Fails Am bnncrt Mrn ho u(fm from Kheunmtium It welcome to i tilt lfr. lor jpm I an htnt rrrrr mhtft lo Had tpnrifle tvr l'bumattni. Fornrly SO rt 1 rl t.i ihl At Ut,tTi itnnnf, mr tenth wm rri(Hl. I louml it ciU rht-mlrtl ttt( did nt dtpt'im m (Hlicr I h-utntle ir-M-rl'Uini bad dli'PlntHl r bHlclmi rr- rjubpre. I do d4 ninn tint It hmii thuuitl ur ra turn I enr )lnu Into flrvh g 1 bt hi litiwiii,l. I til II will drlt In 'in Hi" IiIihkI th fiiumtn raitv Pli 11 wlHiiff. Bil Ibril IMUl ltii rfcdi f l.hmi. inktuitt. I ku IliU 'x Ibkt I ill luraHh lr lull monlb uif I hfttmallc iirxna lr' I. 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