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. Is it not equally just for the west ern meat packers to raise the price of their slaughtered meat a3 much above European prices as eastern manufac turers raise the price of their goods 1 We never can buy any of their gooas without paying European prices wcu the American tariff added. Would it not be equally Just for western farm ers to add as much to the price ol their wheat and meat? Is it wrong for the we3t to serve the east as kindly as they serve the west? The law' should have the same effect in both casf s. We could take what we cannot sell here over to Europe and sell just as they da. The chief objection made by te publicans to the nomination of Heaist for president is that he publishes the three most widely circulated newspa pers, one in the east, one in the cen tral west and one on the Pacific coast, all on yellowish paper. He chooses yellow paper so any citizen can teil the paper at a distance; it is his method of advertising his papers. Tee most important color of his papers is the fact that no corporation, trust or ' party dictates or controls his publi- i cations. More red hot, sharp, moral senti vments against di inking, gambling and prostitution have been published in his three yellow papers than in any white political papers in the United ! States. The fact that he is a con ! verted sinner is not a very black spot. and piled up above the water resembl ing a snow drift as seen from a dis tance. The entire city is to be leveled up even with the top of the sea wall. The filling is to be taken out of tiie bottom of the harbor. The job has been let and the work will soon com mence. The sand and shells are sucked up and forced through a pipe and landed a mile or more across the city next to the sea wall, twenty feet high. , ... r . Galveston is . a railroad terminal center. Several of the northern roaus terminate here. East and west roads are very jealous of Galveston and Is the city of New York. H. W. HARDY. Lincoln, Neb. : F. L. Ray, Merrick county, Neb.: "I read and indorsed the Denver con ference address word for word. Was at Grand Island as a delegate when you made your fight to have that con vention indorse what the Denver con-" ference did and am "proud to say tint Merrick, county's vote on that question was right. I have voted with the r;c;) ulists every time I had an opportun ity. Cannot help but think that seine of the men who pretended to be Sulli van's friends at Grand Island Uod very bad judgment. Success to Ihe Old Guard," . ' ' Pulton Co., Illinois Editor Independent: t note with very , great pleasure that you have We have not forgotten the black spots fragments 0f the grand old people's Drougnt to lign auimg uc Ca party under the banner of the 0id Cleveland and Blaine ran. I did not n.iar1 nf pnniliism n.-i hasten tn - vote for either and will not I was that T am with you Be not so mucn ouenuea at me um gure to enrou me as one 0f the Old in early lire as wnat tney wouia uui Guard and ,4 me whenever I do in mature me. , ,,an v,e of service to vou In vour laud When Wall street muses to vote able undertaking. for a man it induces me to vote for 1 am heartily in favor of the Cin .him. Selfish, grafting statesmen aie cinnati plan of organization, so forci not the kind for me. Hearst can iui- bly and ably advocated and so earn nish his own election money and wnl estly defended by Bro. John J. Streeier not need to sell himself as Uieveianu of the Yineland (N. J.) Independent, ' -did. It Is reported that 1 Carnegie 01- and am glad to know that you prc- ers to furnish Roosevelt s election pose putting this plan into active money. Neither of them has a Hant a operation. , to stand up in front as he did before What we need most of all is or- McKinley. It is a shame and aio- ganlzation and united action. Fac grace that we use so much election tional fights and personal differences money. snouia ne lost in one unanimous The annual pension money payaue grand and mighty rush against the to our ex-soldlers has received another common foe. The present conditloa big boost. No matter how general a half dozen reform factions wa?l and universal the benefit, yet we are ing their ammunition in needless fir nowhere near the top notch. A' vast Ing upon each other, while plutocracy number of the old soldiers are holding slips through the picket line and en high-salaried offices and many moi e thrones herself in the temple of hu are independently rich. A thousand man liberty is the old, story of the special cases will be brought beioe cats and the monkey Over again every congress for special pensions-; What we need and must have, be- no general law will cover the ground, fore victory crowns our efforts, is a Thousands who were on their way to union of all reform forces under some Grant's army when Lee" surrendered sensible plan a plan by which we can will want a pension; of course, thty reach the rank and, file, the boys in were honorably discharged befoie the trenches with capable and incot hearing a gun. ruptible men at the head. No great There are three motives for a b!g victory has ever yet been won- wan increase of pensioners and amount out organization and united action. expended. The first little excuse is to And the future promises us no excep comfort the needy old soldiers. There tion to the great rule of past cca rrt Vn fam rtrlirt arn nooilv A lHnr! tliriPB T ot this tVion ViO tha mal.-!i t support in a soldiers' home is not word an along tne line, during iyU4, enough; on top of that they must have ORGANIZATION and UNITED AC a pension to spend foolishly, in many HON! cases for strong drink. x I congratulate you, Bro. De France, The second motive is to Influence ail on the apparent success of your pi cs- ,4 the old soldiers to vote with the mil- ent work, and hope you will go on lionaires, tor men wno win continue undaunted, until your plans are ail J! to let them run this government la put into execution. I further hope tne interests or millionaires, trusts itnat you ana l ana an otner sincere and co? porations. reformers may be found battling fra- The third great reason is to use up ternally together until the great priu all the high tariff money, that the tar- ciples of the Omaha platform have " iff mav be raised and not lowered, become a fact established. And let us r There is now surplus enough to moie hope, for the good of our homes, our m than, pay for the canal and the,loanlng families, and the starry . ensign which : of It to bankers without charging in- we all love, that that day is not far i terest does not take well among the distant. Yours for the cause, ; common people. . ". W. C..GULLETT, ,H There is no city In the east, west or Mid-Road Candidate for. Sunt, of f;north that Nebraska is interested in Public Instruction of Illinois, 1302 nnrl mnro nfnpn.rnt nnnn llinn flnitraa ton, lex.ihat harbor is being made IT II Marklev, ttowlev rountv. kh mo safest and most useful and con- "The Independent ia the greatest noor venlent of any on the Gulf of Mexico, man's naner nn earth. Then ar hut "Already it Is the thlr.t-export harbor few 'populists down here, but a great In the . tnited States. New i'ok many Bryan democrats. Cowley (cun . stands firstr New Orleans second; and ty has -a republican majority and If . MiMiion iniru. ine icaaing cxiu. la Roosevelt Is nominated, ho will cany arc cotton and wneat. Texas aloo Kansas without doubt. But If ever must turnisn neany one-naif of all state had a paper like The lndeiu. me couon grown m me united Slate. dent things would be different" l h mml of the wheat exported comes from Nebraska. Kausaa and OUla horn a. n is noi mw to more corn a:. length of time anywhere ou the gc'.f. It Kathert dampiu-s. moulds arJ ppttN In a few week, r.ar oin ciu n't b kept even In a fine opcu c.Lv. I lie ihreu 1tk rUvat liid fur wheat Bhlid load are exrxirtr,! iv ihiDwd tin thtf Atb.nti. i the h!htst regard for thpin nwd ihci ak. The tariff dir nut' fr-i-i iiiM tnnhooi. Ttilr principles have been I'rt. o of rhe or cotton aay more tlaa u,ar to mt for mor, thsn f,,rtJf y' It doci wheat and m at. My th-f was a Jrffernon an4 Jsrk. A tHn as the harbor In drixltfdlBnn J,(''a I neventy-two yean out so thlrtv-fuot iMii r,n ld and 'f ! am actuated by any nil and to the export tnj Import w.li ih mollvr In my le except ior ttly lncrra. CUm shrll and tand iU Prnfrftl Sul Vnow It. I Are Mas throws out nearly a ml was ura uuJer influenceg cd was taught by my father to do wnat wag right' and to, love what was right i I recollect when I was a young man went to the village of Lewlston to a political meeting, which claimed to be democratic meeting The speaker undertook to maintain slavery. In his argument he linked the mokey to the baboon, and then to the colored man. who was called by them the niggers," and by the good book at tempted to show that God created tiie colored man for a servant for the white man to use. I listened for a short time and said to myself, If that is democratic I am not a democrat, and I went out of the meeting, and have always felt glad 1 did. I afterward became a strong Abe Lincoln "republican, and helped build up the party. I used to go to town and tell toe boys, "a free ride" to Lockport, the county seat, and a free dinner, and make up a load that way and send my man and team and take them to the mass meetings, paying out of my hard earned money for thir dinner and other expenses. That's the way we built up the re publican party, for we loved the prin ciples which we advocated, and want ed to see them, control. Although tae abolitionist laid the egg that we were trying to hatch out, I think the pop ulist party stands today the same as the old abolition party- did in those days. God bless the populists for the good seed they have sown. They have laid an egg that I think William J. Bryan will hatch out in time. When I discovered that the repub lican party wa3 abandoning all prin ciples and had become degenerated, I went out of the party that I loved once so dear, the panty I had helped to build up. My judgment governed by my conscience made me condemn government bonds in place of the greenback The poor greenback, alter he had carried on a war to a success ful end, and maintained our Union, I hated to see crucified, in order that a blood-sucking government bond might be born to rob the common people of my country! Yes, I consider the government bead was meant to re-establish slavery on all, both the white man and the black man. I was then what was known as a greenbatker. I voted for Peter Cooper Uand afterwards for General Weaver Myself and Lawrence McParlin of Lockport traveled through our part of the country, fighting every step for the same principles advocated by the populists for a number of years I believed they were right then, aad do now; and. shall work fov thoe principles as long as I live. ' Foi I know they are right and would ever maintain a government of the people, for the people, and maintain their God-given rights forever. The great question is, how to carry into power the principles we in com mon hold so dear. Now, I ask your indulgence to allow me to offer advice as to how to maie effectual our principles that we have so long and so faithfully worked to carry into effect. My judgment con trolled by a conscious belief is eitner by referendum or by meeting in a na tional convention, to place in. nomina tion for president of the United States, William J. Bryan. For I believe he Is the Moses to lead the people oui, of bondage. - f I voted for his nomination at bL Louis at the populist national 'conven tion, and I am glad I did; for it has done much to spread our gospel. And if we nominate him again it1 will do more. I would advise the populists to stand by him and keep him in nomiaa tion for president of the ;United States, until we elect him. For I be lieve there Is no other man that we would make a success of as soon with It would have been as great a folly for good men to have- gone back on Jefferson, . Jackson and Lincoln, tn their ' day, as for us to go back on William J. Bryan, for I believe he was born to bo our Mokos, to lend us out from bondage, and save this republic. (1ALKN MILLER. let one .of the Old Guard turn out to help them; Now. eentlemen. If this is reiorm, i have been on the wrong track all the time. I have been in the reform ranKS ince 1872, and more particularly since 1876. I have upheld fusion, but l aai done with it unless they come Into our ranks and .nreach and act .the rignt doctrine which is the doctrine laid down at Omaha, St. Louis, and Sioax Falls. I still stand bv the populists. I am an old soldier; don't get a pension and, of course, I am a back number. T. G. HARRIS. Benton County, Arkansas Editor Independent: Please enroll me as a member of the Old Guard. I deem it a great privilege to be num bered with that grand body of old tried and true men; men who have stood for right and Justice to all man kind regardless -of the sneers aud jeers of the multitude; men who have fought against all forms of wrong and greed, either organized or otherwise, without money and without price. Brothers; let us not ive up the bat tle until the principles of popuiUm, which are the salt of the earth, aie enacted into law, and put in practice in our beloved country. I believe the time not far distant when such wiil be done, if we all stand true to our prin ciples. I believe a crisis Is near at hand; and if so, let us be ready Ra the crash. Let us get' our organiza tion as perfect as possible ready to receive and give a home to the mil lions of honest voters who will nat urally come to us when they finally get their, eyes open, and the break In old parties comes as come it mu.il, sooner or later. Let us give them a royal welcome and make them letl at home. Now in regard to how we .shall nominate our candidates. I do not think it best to try to nominate by referendum vote at this time, as ouf organization is so incomplete and our membership so scattered that it wili be hard to get a satisfactory vote; in fact, impossible as I view it-a? perhaps half or more of our member ship are taking no populist paper" and thousands of them will not know that a vote is being taken for nominations till too late to vote. "Well," says one, "we cannot help that; they should take papers and keep posted." - - Yes, they should; but we must re member that many states have n6t a populist paper left inside their border; besides many populists are poor, and as they usually feel that they must take one home paper for local news they think that is about all they can afford. If a convention is held, a call can be made in each county and tSwnship for a convention to be hdd to elect delegates to state convention and from that to national convention. In this way we will get the pop ulists woke up all over the county , thereby creating more interest every where, s ' Then hold a rousing national con vention. Put two of our-very best eaders in nomination. Counsel to gether, go home full of enthusiasm and determination to elect our nomi nees if possible. If not possible, give them every vote we can and leave re sults with an all-wise Creator wao doeth all things well. If we fail this time, we should meiTd the weak places, .perfect our organi zation," go on educating the people, and' when the time comes trusting ia the righteousness of our. cause, try it again, and again, till we do succeed as succeed we must as sure as a Just God-reigns. ..." With best wishes for the continued success of The Independent, the bc?t paper published In the United States, and kindest regards to-all the Old Guard. I. HENTIIORN. Niagara County, N. Y. Editor Independent: I am glaj to know through tour valuable mux that the Old Guard of tho foundation that all republics rnunt ntnnd on, to t enduring, ar awake, nrul r or Mors am mosi! aiiUIng tht-nim-Ue In d'fnst of th doaus nfu-r slip- lntirmit Go.l-slven rights of all. Hry week, like loVfl ttulir Pi,nf Udci and entcruin Joseph Copland, Marshall count;. Ky.: "As one of the Old Guard, I am steadfast In my faith In the ptia clples of populism." Dawes Cs. Nebraska I'd I tor n-1petidnt: Ah you l;rov t live In the Um SKtb, !i'te we cat ttcd th dUtrkt with a II majority by fusing. You know without telU.lg huw wo stand today. Now, lr, you can blame the pop .l lt Just ftj much as tho dmcHr&t lor putt Ins everything back lu tho !ittJs of the enemy. Not one of our tounty candidate, to my Knowledge, vci mentioned the name of one of tie O.itrUt or idAt caudl.l.Ui-n during lu vi hols campaign tod they would not It seems that' the czar Is havins trouble In Poland as well as In Man churia, as a state of olcge has Uea proclaimed all over that country. W. 0. Shelton. Morehouse pamh, 11.: "I wish The Independent coitld go to every home la the United Stat". Tho peoplo could relieve thetnttehes so easilyIf the would think." John S. Thompson. Bienville par ish. La., In ordering The Independent for the coming year, nays: "l am tak ing th Missouri World and will waut Col. nick llaplo'g Hip-Saw; nnd If Morgan were to start his Buzjs-niw, I'd hope to have It." (A good maty would like to ! Morgan revive b.s Buw-Saw. It was "something fierce" on plutocratic linger.) It. P. IMnIrtRton, Kittitas countr, Wanh.: "I hope the old p pa will ail sth k ta tho oiUlral pilndplo and give the ieplfl a chance to live-and not rIvo everthin to the corpora Hloaj. Suecfi to The Indepcndert."