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APRIL 14, 1904,
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT 7 A ATAHADn AC DrtDI TI ICPl VI KJr fJLS VE NEBRASKA. . .. To the Committeemen of the Peo ple's Party and others interested:,, We hear the rumblings - of another im portant campaign. Time and place of holding our national convention are fixed. We would be glad to hear fiom any member of the state committee or other interested populist as to the time for calling the committee to gether to fix date and place of our state convention. To all whom , we have-talked, the opinion seems to prevail that the con-? mittee should be called the latter part of May or first part of June, as our national convention will be held on the Fourth of July at Springfield, and all arrangements are made to make this a big convention. The east and the south are awake as they have not been for years, and will be well represented. They aie looking to Nebraska to come with a full delegation of the best men in our party. And it behooves every man to see that this is done ! We arrreadv to make the call at t we are reaay to mawe ine can di anv time T et ii hear from you. any ume. jei us uwi 11 um . 'uu Yours for the battle of the people B. R. B. WEBER, J. R. FARRIS, ; Chairman. Secretary. ; MICHIGAN. To Michigan Populists: We must get in touch at once to prepare for le orsanizotion. I want each one who tavors iodepeent party action send in his name and postofflce ad dress. I am striving to secure joint action by our two factional state com- mittees. I want your help. We have no cause now for separate action. The state is full of populists. The uemuutauc pan, wuwma maUJr x them. The republican party is pest- ered with them Let us who retuse ai- liance with either old party give old party populists encouragement. Ihe uay ia uear at nauu wucu an uj. ua will be together in one organization. Iet us hear from you at once JAMES E. McBRIDE. t 468 Canal St., Grand Rapids, Mich. Texas Election Law Editor Independent: The action of the people's party in the west was discouraging to southern populists, but since they realize their mistake and have, started out right again, we are ready to enter tne ngm ana siaua shoulder to shoulder with them in Dattnng ior me great principles we are contenaing ior. . . - The democrats in Texas think they have the little thing grabbed ana a downhill pull by the election law. And in a sense they have, too. No jnaepenaem can ruu iui umce uuuei . i J -1 J .thisjaw. No mixed ballots will be auowea. xo uew party can get o.-i 11 1 T l J . the official ballot, unless they polled zuu,uuu votes ior governor at tue last - If You Have These Symptoms Send For My Book. ' if you want to feel better, If jon want more strength, ' if you lack ambition, - If you can't do thlnKSlike you used to, If you lack confidence In yourself, If your nerve your courage la leaving you, . . . I .... ..t m .(,... iTitnlltn If gomething l eating away your constitution, write W- Zl ,k 7m ot m T'ducovery. Teiu how after thirty years f found the came of the symptoms, and u'K the cause that brtng on chronic diseases, it teiig how i perfected my prescription i)r, th(Mp'a Restora - vi found invariably that where there was a weakness, jrviuiit,haVi weak organs were found, i always Mund wnak nerves, " ,ul , i his was a revelation. Then my reauuecess heKan. i.rJIP.?, "5!Trna.:w:!ir!:?'?.n!:ni cuHUrHitir?uvo. uukuowDih world oer now .flircrrr dtnicuit caw my failure for nv tears were one to .,h forty tr.ted. in-u h..wtoetthiprecrtptil(n t.iek on every- Ituih of mi TdWovery- m real rwr f ir. -bm.ps Keaiurxivof ''",,""(VX',rir.lkB?hl!-l;h.' limi. - - I 1 wrote a reliaile 0 nun I it In earh elty and vlllaye In America, l ar w i-o-pi'rai who m. .v by any tick wi Dr. Shoop's Restorative C an h takrn trial, f r a full in. uth I mil r ...uuu. ti entirely ai wi h,.M4 ni m..n-. 4u i writ- m- fr tf .k 1..11 Hr..ra a m.m. Ibruw.t It y.i mi I.. lh aui t- t-r n bin tti e loimi. Ibis it hit wf ,-..,,.,.!. i n.m h k. uwiu'tr!. i" eaniM iiiiiite tb ab4it nrit I ne. V-ucautt.4 raas ,.ir. r ittMbuif tu are at all tit k. If ba a tlneh wntrt . If . rtat 4i Um. M ' bri. ! in- at'tl II M rtui in rMin i iu-. yb..a.n t.uy. (ittnt'tf Ult whteh i.k .n.mii it' (tut I't. flut Jlot iW, lisvv ta, nil. tt I ts.u .. I t to tat atttt tntft i . t i t " at IU l ea-. ni rhrrit fu u4 ttb I. .VI :V , I election. I think this is correct, and if so there' can be no republican or socialist tickets, and perhaps no pop- ulist ticket, " " You see. it is vote 'a democratic tick- et or not vote at all. 1 4 have ms- Deen written. The following is a let placed the new election law, but will ter of that kind and made the room get another soon and look Into it If more cheerful all that long and dreary this is correct there can be none but a democratic ticket in this state tnis year or hereafter, unless this law Is changed: and, of course, they will not change it unless they can be made to do it. J. K. DUPREE. , Belmont, Tex. Surplus Value Editor . Independent: Allen V. Ricker in his efforts to establish the socialist "surplus .value" displays the usual Ignorance common to all social- ists wno auempt 10 aeai in siausucai lniormauon. i Decomes mismiui- mation with the aid of a socialist pen.) Mr. Ricker would have the readers of the Appeal to Reason, and others, Pelieve that shoemakers "make ttn . , , TOnpth f sua ,n a anH 7 --- receive in was-ea nnlv two dollars. He 1 1.1. i V.I- .t- 1 j- .. I , o - - i uues uis itieuuicui uu mxa iiuo wuiwu demonstrates how little Mr. Ricker knows, or else his rank partisanship. iuc ucuoub ut iv suuno vucoo about the shoe industry: Average numDer 01 iaciory fin- ployes, 142,922; wages paid, $59,175,- ana supertntenaent3 wM $7,759,749; a oso; wages pain iq cierns ioremen total wage runa or ?bb,9dd,bJJ. The cost of. materials used, not one penny produced by shoemakers, ' was $i69,C04,O54, and the miscellaneous ex- penses, such as freight, royalty on ma- chines, etc., was $10,766,402, leaving a ne weaun proaucuon in tne l.biw saoe factories of $80,658,124. As labor received $66,333,632, we .find that labor actually received over U per cent of the total net wealth iro- auction. The trouble with our socialist friends is that they imagine that the shoe-worker makes the leather, naila, pegs, mreaa, lining, eic. very utile ucpeuueute cau ue put upon wnai a partisan socialist will say. . U. it. LrORDUN. Reading, Mass. Metcalfe Couaty, Kentucky Editor Indenendent? Y have heen hn the fight ever since 1888. I voted f0r j. Strceter and I have voted the ticket atraieht. national Rtt mid county, except the fusion ticket with Bryan on his first race. That is the onlv old nartv vote th'at T have rat and t never exDect to azain while T hive . We need live men in thia nnrf t,0 I -- " I v.v. country. Oh for a Patrick Henrv in arouse the sleeDins? miiiinna of ia- I. horine men to a nroner sense of thrir duty before it is too late. Where 13 the indefatiguable Morgan of Buzz- I o ... tit- i i . . oaw tame ;.. we neea mm to rip tnem up tne back. Where is Bro. Allen of Nebraska, the lone-winded sneaker? Are tneir pens and voices still in ... " r death .or have they quit the fight? There are many other names that we could mention, but space forbids. Brethren, let us hear from you. " If you cannot go and speak, let us hear irom you tnrougn the reform pre33. Met US put On tne Whole armor! Let lui8 ear .e a nS 10 nnisu. . served four years and eight tne war.' I am 63 years old . and broken down in health, un- 1 able to do anything, only vote when I have a chance. There are no pop - V'f3 ,nere but myself aQd Bro. A. J: uooertson. .. : We. desire to have our names cn- rolled on the list of Old (iuards. Send me some blanks and if there are anv otnrs that desire to have their nan.ta th of Old Guards, I get tnem and send them to you, Brethren, let the work of enroling co on. Let everylxidy go to work a.ui Remember. "Eternal vigilance is the Drke of IU' rty.M W. O. BUTLER. Frank Emron, Kond du Ijp cOiin- ty. Wm.: "I iwn watchtng yoi.r Ibtft of Old Onards for wnnethln ftfini 111 . . . t - HHfimsin. I .im a firmer. yrm 1.. Ont nir tlrst hrld.-ntia! te'n vt In th town I Voffd twi f..r uran. h all rlht. Imt fooih. i nwav fiH I !1t irvlntr tu nfnrm lr. i owi itino rat k partv. 1 am n h ,H,H,iHt, j,aVH t.t, tn.thr ati.t , . . I ro it nionvn ntor f.i ;n. Ttu tv In W Hintin, tmt I don't know what hit ktuffld of t. I think tap pnjMilUu would all ..ow up If laj any on ta do n lttli ofganlihK." It t eaf tt talk t.ut rUtKat r form th daf artT fiction. lis Wants Haarst There ia nothing that ' relieves the dull mnnotnnv of the work in The ln- dependent's editorial rooms so much as t0 get a letter from a subsbriber tcil- lng tne editor that he has been lyiag. That shows that somebody has been interested in some way in what has day of the blizzard, April 8, 1904, when the wet snow was driven along the streets in a fifty-mile gale. Editor Independent: Ever since I took The Independent I have read it With great pleasure, even more to than Bryan's Commoner. But with your last issue of March 31 I am dis appointed on account of your tirades against Hearst. You have so much to say against the monopoly press be cause those papers do not tell the trutn N r assertions against Hearst are also untrue. When you "Advocate with vehemence im norlal!flrn n WfiP SfnndJnr armv and a ' That , Hpa.rst." or that Hpnrsf la tha radial advocate f hf nrTrllftH nn( navies in the Unite stat these. assertlons are wu " , tr . not irue. as lar as i wu eee iicuim I. ... ti., , i a i a nnr n n I ill' 1 1 1 1 1 it' I I 1 1 1 1 1 l iidi ti txa " o : -N, . he js tne trusts or for government 0WDershiP 0f railroads and public ownerSQip of an public utilities, but ne js not vehemently advocating lia- UeHaHsm. Exaeeeration is. untruth. Half truth i simniv. a lie. Do vcu not see that witn every such unrea- sonable assertion you are giving Tho R wKa'S, iff tt? fiSt t mnsider mvself as cood a DODulist a4 Vou oeonle and as eood a one as J -fom Watson. Before I saw Wat- letter as qUOted in your issue of March 24 I had some little doubt in mind I yet ; S to giving Hearst my fuii support. But the four reasons Lhinh Waton eives in hi letter fcr doing so are such that every populist can stand for. With your inexcusable and unreasonable vehemence with which vou are attacking Hearst. I am sure you are disgusting such men as ex-Senator Allen, Judge Holcomb, fnrmpr Oovernor Povnter and many others, and you are doing the cause of populism irreparable harm. The old doduI ists of South Dakota whn have elected Andrew E. Lee eov- ernor twice and wno nave, among other things, forced through a consti tutional amendment for the initiative and referendum, . so that South Da- kota 18 toaay ouly state wltn thls provision as part ot lis constuuticn, are now. nearly to a man, Bryan men ana Iorm naajoruy oi me aemocrauc party or soum uaKoia, as snown in the convention -at Sioux Falls on I March 30. ' But, if it, should happen that the Cleveland democrats lof which class ve have not a baker's , , . . . aozen in me state; suomu run me pi Louis convention,- these new demo- 1 . 1 1 11. . t 1 J X crais win return to tneir oia love, tue people's party, unless you will prevent tnem lrom Q1US s ty tne language I fhat xn ora lioincr oo-ninai- them ar i I . v.. lutir Pieseut tauuiuate. ' W. C. BUDERUS I ni i r) T otuigis, o. u, (The Independent suggests that Mr Buderus write a letter to S'enator Al- len. ex-Governor 4Holc6mb or ex-Gov- ernor Poynter. Holcomb and Poynttr are frequently in The Independent of fice and' their 'address' is Lincoln, while Senator Allen lives up at Madi son. If Tom Watson wants to play politics, that is "' his right. If Mr. Buderus wants a boy sport with $30, 000.000 to be nresident. that is h.s rieht. A careful reading of (he Hearet 1 papers every day ' for four years hui, led The Independent to think that Mr. Hearst, if he had ' any principles, li?B not changed them since the next morning after the last presidential election, when he denounced Brran and bimetallism nor. since the tluo when An his million-dollar yacht he went down to the south of Cuba, huag tn tho rear of a warship, dashed in and captured some helpless "Spaniardi which Schley had sunk. The extracts recently printed In The Independe nt from Hearst' papers show how he stands on Imperialism. 'lib attack arc always on 'criminal" trust, whlvh Th Intleiwmlnt to bellpvw tiut Hearst thinks thero ate trust that ... . u I II ...1. I 1 Hit . I I nu -rnraiMi, wnu n Hie iii.li I pendent don't lelleve at all. What hot U th rvldonro rvtrywhrre com Inn to thi surface that, among nihvr thlngJi. Hearst lntrnd to tuy v-un hU mllllotiit. If ctn. tho popnlit National i omentlori. ,S!nrc Jtran h4 ts-n dt anUl a th- I i ll r i f dMioracy, Th In'-, rn. Int dou't rari whom U nominates for prrsidf r.t It would J-.itt a mm th.il It woihl i llrarat a aijylidy f!.'. IM. Int.) J, J. r.ASf r. r.-iitUn. itHtnty, T I : " on r !o hi a no! I work. Keep Hi West Uau tot Editor Independent: I have for the past two years read your valuable pa per with much pleasure; and allow me to take this opportunity to congraiu- ate you upon the bold stand you have taken through your paper at varices es in defens "f nrinrinl for EtUii- ance as to party action. If there were ever a time in the ; history of the American people when principle and moral courage is needed it is now. Most assuredly is it neces sary that the democratic party should maintain the principles enunciated in the platforms of 1896-1900. The party must not only maintain and stand steadfastly to these principles, but it must have the courage to proclaim them and be bold enough to put a man forward as leader who has the desire and the moral courage to speak for these principles. The first vote I ever cast was for that true, patriotic, courageous Amer ican citizen, W. J. Bryan. If he should again be the candidate I would again cast my vote for him with as much pleasure as I did the last time, for he is the embodiment of the high est type of pure American product, re maining incorruptible, though stand- -ing In the midst of the bitterest vitu peration ever heaped upon an Ameri can citizen. But while I still admire and lore that American citizen, if it shall ever come that he shall advise the demo cratic party or his followers to cast their influence for Hearst for presi dent, I assure you my faith in him would certainly be lost. I will not be lieve, I cannot believe that the dis tinguished Nebraskan will cast his in- nuence ior sucn a man and thus I0ae the confidence of the American people. What has Hearst done to win the confidence and the Jove of Bryan and thfl rlGmvrnHr narfir? A honlnto1. ' - w ,j , nuoumwi , nothing. His papers no doubt exert a powerful influence upon public opin ion, but how does he use this influ ence? He uses it simply to glorify Hearst. When the truest democrat Califor nia ever had, Stephen M. White, was speaking in the halls pi congress in defense of democratic policy and American principle in regard to the Philippine question, he was denounced by the Hearst papers as un-American and unpatriotic. In the year 1898-'99 the Hearst papers denounced In the most, bitter terms the policy that they termed the "small Americans, Bryan, Hoar and Bailey, in regard 'o the Philippine question.' Hearst's doc trine was, "Nail the flag , to the Jr'hil- , ippines and let it remain forever," contrary to the wishes of the demo cratic leaders and to the platform of i onn i. m.t a ,-i f r.. inM . assured nomination of 1900, and in ol der that he could carry out his pro gram Hearst endeavored to proclaim the naval hero Dewey as the available and only candidate for the democratic nomination, thinking that he, himself, would thereby get the nomination ior. vice president. Hearst is for Hearst, first, last, and all the time. He watches . which way public opinion is shifting aAd'then en deavors to get in its path and. shout lor Hearst. He has no policy0 or, piin- ciple, except It be "anything to win." He dare not stand before an Ameii- . can audience and outline his policy In regard to the issues of the past eigiit years, which are not settled. His pa-" pcrs so often read before gatherings of men are written by hired politicians who endeavor by a combination of words to' rally the bosses to the sup port of their millionaire "boss." r Hearst 13 un-American, undetho- craljc and unfit to represent the Amer ican people in any capacity, mouba bitterly opposed to Cleveland and. II hi, I' would twice over rather cost -my vote for either of the two rather: than Hearst. , ; I do not believe that the democratic party t?vill give Hearst the nomina tion. ' I have too much faith, In. the wisdom" of the' millions of men. who supported Bryan. I have too much faith In the saneness of the American IMHipIe to believe thut they will pti mil sm h a course. In the meantime Wt every American Irrespective of par ty affiliations put forth an earueHt tu-di-avor to have men of principle. morality and courage lead the dil lerent parties. WAI.TKK A. KYXOUt. Chlro, Cal. J, U, Brown, Benton county. Or. J "Enroll mo In th oil iJuard of 1 1 , ulUni. I loimider It an honor to to known a. a uopulSst of thj enukH and crankiest kind. l'ed to ho a rt publican. FtHinht fusion at homa anl in ur rontentum, hut votv with It rut of the Uyr. V ought never to have ihorcd tho !lcr question to front, but foMjfht th trut. Ifoy-e t van K;t alt th ol t pop la MkqUkj trim,"