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MARCH J, 1904.
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT 15 A Trus Forecast Editor Independent: The enclosed letter was -written, as the date indi cates, in 1900, to be sent to Mr. B. O. Flower, then editor of The Arena. It indicates a forecast that is meeting Its accomplishment today. I am sat islied to give the letter to the public on its merits and truthfulness. It may help - some one to see the way more clearly, and emphasize, your movement in organizing the forces that make for Liberty, Let us , take warning in time. JNO. V. POTTS. THE LETTER. North Robinson O.. Julv 4. 1900. Mr. B. O. Flower Dear Sir: In the spring of 1896 when I returned, from a few months' tour in West Virginia, I found among my mail the October number of The Arena for 1895. It was the first time I had ever seen your magazine. I read it with avidity. Looking over the whole ground as I had been studvins the situation for more than ten years, I wrote you a long letter, with the-impression that centration of our forces you, with many others of us, would be crushed oui, and the gold standard would be come the supreme law of the land. All this has come to pass., The sit uation is appalling. Unless some thing heroic is done' there is an end of our republican form of government. A military plutocracy will rule with a iron hand. These millionaires and officeholders will buy enough mer cenaries to 3hoot us down in platoons. Wiat they do not obtain by deceit and fraud they will get by the swerd as in the Philippines and Hawaii. Do not mistake.- The increase of the army is for discontent at home, as well as subjugation abroad. Negro siavery was nominally abolished Jan uary 1,1805. Universal slavery is to be established by the oligarchy of wealth. We are to be a nation of de pendents under the iron rule of an aristocracy of landlords, commercial, men, bankers and trained officehold ers. The masses, as now in Britain, Germany, and Turkey, ' will ludow nothing but toil and subordination. "The coil3 are being drawn tighter EASY TO CURE PILES AT HOME Instant Relief, Permanent Cure Trial Package Mailed Free to All, in Plain" Wrapper. ' , A 50c BOX FREQUENTLY CURES ; -Piles is a fearful disease, but easy to cure if you go at it right. An operation with the knifs is dangerous, cruel, humiliating and ' unnecessary. There is just one other . sure way to be. cured paimess, safe and in the JVU. Mary L. 5tronr, Ciirtd ofPII by Pyra mid Pi U Cure After Thirty Yaartof Suffering privacy of your own home it is Pyra mid Pile Cure. We ma.l a trial patk rgo free to all who write. That will fxc you instant relief, show you the ' rntlcss, painless nature of thhi great i'i'inely and start you weil on the way toward a perfect cure. 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The new suits are comfortable to a degree. We shall be pleased to show them the first time you are in th store. $12, 9 15, 18 22.50, 25, 30 MMMK m is now ' m f II ' -and up LINCOLN, NEBRASKA. , WWW WWW year hy year. The poor will ever re main poor, the rich will enhance their wealth. The first step in thisTinfamous scheme is our iniquitous financial sys tem, a counterpart of that of the British empire. The second is a mili tary establishment strong enough to suppress any internal uprising. The third is to perpetuate in power a class of men In full sympathy with this program of fraid an'd oppression. It was no idle boast that it Bryan had been elected in 1896, he never" would have taken his seat. These men intend to rule by fair or foul means, and override the w.ill of the people, if they cannot bribe, frighten or cajole them into submissicn. I do not know what the democrats Wiii. do at Kansas City today. I. sup pose they , will nominate Bryan, and adopt a platform. But the leaders of that party have never shown any ca pacity to improve the. condition of the country. I have personally known the record of the party for fifty yeais and nothing great has ever come of their administration in that time.' They have many- great and good men among. them, but ; they are always handicapped. The party trusted Grover Cleveland, but he betrayed his country and his party. Bryan was defeated by the gold standard democrats. So was Chapman as governor in this state. The oligarchs in all the parties are hand in glove with each other. If we cannot get the people together we are undone. ; i am in favor of organizing a peo ple's democratic republican party to elect a fit man and control congress in the interest of gooi government. I wanted to begin this work thie& years ago, but could not get men to act. The silver republicans seemed determined to make dunces of them selves. I think they are seeing their fatal mistake. Yours truly, JOHN VINTON POTTS, Chairman Thirteenth District Ohio Silver Republicans. North Robinson, O. A Challenge Editor Independent: I hereby chal lenge the prohibition party, cr any competent gentleman, to ?. pubi'c joint discussion of the temperance is sue. I shall affirm the following proposition: "Under existing coniitions public ownership is a necessary step in solv ing the temperance problem." The object of this work is to unite the temporance and labor for res on public ownership for th romlaa am Plgn. Addnvs the rltr at Abib-ne Ka. O. II. TRUMAN. Editor Fsrrlss Ono of th mn whoito presence as crratly iv-I-m.! .t tin St. t.oiii mat ins In J-iiium II. Kcrrlv, edltoi of U e Jol.ft (III.) NWs. ll h rutlf atirtR town r. tb JmVrabbU country, kin dj tnt i r.nd cither i tat! u.rt-r- It !. niul vttlng ret-I up ' j jtatury t th- hard w,rl wj.it h w,H P'Hin h' Hum Mm. M s U lWr hrtnw kw r iv?-lMijtin t!in Ri-i and titoiiKl h: vt b'fri printed cathir, b t f r th. f v I tht It pnt mtted up in a Pl' of ,,i.rrf, w" rutn!. rijii wiuh ivrviniii!,tr4 v iy raj I lly aurn H J iiiinuy ntruilr:!t nt of h Uhl Gus7. If it Rr.t Ur the i.v t tlut I am trying to IU!:.!ln ray bump r f ns ' I d fav tht Ir. rH U j.okniiS a ltit! fan at mo-hut, hen. ever, what's-the difference? Let him have his joke. He says: Friend De France: I enclose a V from the News for your work, and a card for myself. There is great pos sibilities in the organization, and I hope you may make it your life work, and that I shall live long enough to see a monument In bronze on the pub lie square of Lincoln accurately por traying the prominent features of the Grand Secretary of the Old Guard. I had long been thinking of some thing of this kind, but that is r-o great surprise there are a lot of things I have been thinking about. It is a great pleasure to see the names of lark, Morgan, Miller, Barker, Dix on, Breidenthal, McDowell and the Nebraskans .gathering on the roll. It disarms susp'cion, establishes confi dence, and will hold men of the high est possible itieals together to the end, and the result cannot mean any thing else than a great influence for the best in human progress. Too many men of our kind since the St. Louis convention (in 1S0C) have been frittering away their time on side issues; our resources have been scattered, our own fighting with bur own, and the farmer, the blacksmith and shoemaker are no longer going from house to house, and field to field, making votes for the ticket. I iook for this enrollment' to cure a lot of diseases. . I see a few rocks in the pathway, but trust that this kind of men can remove anything.' God bless vou. JAS. H. FERRISS. Joliet. 111. 'Under Socialism" Editor Independent: Prof. Will says that the socialists are not proposing to . confiscatfi the little farms. But they are just the same. Moreover, under socialism production would be so. low that we would all have to toil 16 hours a day to live. In the scciaiiFt colony at Topolobampo, Mex., tee men and women worked hard, had the full product of thJr toil and yet never had enough to eat or wear. Socialism wherever tried has proved a miserable failure. F. G. R. GORDON. Reading, Majs. Has Ceased Strifing Editor Independent: I have not given polities any attention since lSJfi. I stood as candidate Tor member of the board of ;niblic works once, and also for congress once, and for repre sentative once, and have done a 'pea of other work for the prlnclplei, that I believe to be nearest right of any paity in existpnee. If I can m3ke lomparikon right, our country is surely drifting away item flrat principles, whkli vr f.ir rrloiuh from pure republicanism wlm thi govtrnmcnt reme Into effect; and ip etead of advancing rapidly a wo should have done, thj people In thilr Ktt!ld lethargy have allow! bund and butter poUtblann to way tium bark and forth, up and down, to ut tlntr Kfavp-hoU.nst pu-p,'". Todiy tU rMlroad., r m the p.v riui.ent ami diitato to othrr tiit: iruj Jfut luw thrj rnny !' rati', and tlniir tu tt.rn actually own th popit with far more subtle m , fu-mu hln t'nhn- inrnt thin tie bit. M With H'lbje. It ! to in the Wi'itli. I mjx.-lf live fi-it the wiltht if thrlr aTured fnantlU lash aj,,j they are yt houndlt;? awuy at uu. V In diwoHrasln in vntrij Ijtr 1 1. doiirIht Igucmiu e ut a irctl tin;i r. ity of so-called populists, who did and who will again desert our ranks for a "mess of pottage," who think that strikes and violence and ease-taking are paramount to industry and its fruits intelligently applied. . These present the foundation of my resolu tion to quit politics. i am sixty years old, have not long to stay; and have concluded after spending time and money to the ex tent of not less than $10,000, that they can keep on deserting, -striking, idl ing, serving politicians of the bread and butter kind, raising up families skilled in dodging honor, and finally plunge into a great butchery, called war, and after furnishing the blood, enduring the pain and bereavements, pay up the war debt. , I sometimes voice these sentiments and receive the answer from men that pas3 as being informed; "Ah, well, it alwuys has been and always will oe." The facts are, they themselves hope it will be, and that they will profit fifty dollars by its being. Yours for the right as the Unknown Cause of our existence assists me In seeing the right. J. S." STEWARD. t Gratis, Preble County, O. THIRTY THOUSAND LOST VETKRAXI A good deal of discussion has oc curred in the papers since the service pension Dill nas been brought to the attention of the people concerning the 30,000 veterans of the war wno have never applied for a pension or en rolled in an army society. The east ern writers are expressing great sur prise concerning what has become of them and where they are. The Indc- icuucui ctti cay iu uiese cuiiuus peo ple that not one of these men will ever apply for or accept a pension. They belong to a society known to but few except themselves. At the close of the war these officers and men formed a fraternity, if buch it can be called the obligations of which were that they would never apply tor a pension, ask any favor of the peo ple, political or .otherwise, or wear any insignia to call attention to their service in the army except upou for mal occasions where tho absence of it would attract attention to them more than if they did not wear it. They said: "We entered the army and fought for the country, not for the pay, nor for preferment that might come from the service, but to save the Union and preserve a free govern ment for ourselves and our children. The government did the best it could In caring fo- us. We will ma!s no more demands upon It. We go back to our home to become rUlzm of a saved and free country. We did noth ing but our ,1 ity. If th country ever nerds um to defend It again wo star.d ready to serve It on th same term?." That la what has become ol those 30,000 lost veterann, A. I llodwcll, Lebanon, Neb.: 'Tlen.10 co:nt me ono of the Old duard. I think jou are worllng on the rUht plan and the oaly ju-milbld thins to do. There are a ymi many lopull.HU here that won't vote at l.eir after, mi let ;omcthhjg of the l-ind In thine; but when re gtt mr ruilzed o'ir Jom will ! but fw. Go on with the Work." WITH RIGS rn tntW fiu'n fit) i. nt t ln rt.fflnM' in -( f llfltirwt (it tirt'fwarv, tnw. '' Ii ,. k,ltmm iit. TUm hl l i in. JOSI I'H ,k!NM M Cl UCriM,VI