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SEPTEMBER 8, 1904
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT PAGE 9. democrat, such a party should get into power, governmental choas would re sult again, just as it did under Cleve land during his, last administration. : It is true that a -large majority of those who at present call themselves democrats have certain well-defined principles, but they are overwhelmed ; by the shrewd managers of the trusts ana the money power. In the south they are made to believe that the north intends to invade that section - and place the negroes in power over the whites to force, negro social equality upon them. In the north they denounce every, effort to stop the concentration of wealth in few hands, or any opposition to the power that controls legislatures, city councils and courts and every department of gov ernment in the interest of corpora tions, trusts - and banks.' They call themdves "sane," and denounce all vho dare oppose, them as wild-eyed lunatics. They downed Bryan and seek to make the principles which he has - advocated appear , ridiculous and ab surd. And the . basis of all this, the very foundation upon which it all rests is the claim that they can poll 1 T' electoral votes in' the south, ' by nicking the people there believe that ttie north is coming down there to force negro social equality upon them For thirty years the republican party held power and built up a great mon ied plutocracy by waving the "bloody . shirt" in every campaign. Then the cry was that the southern "brigadiers" were coming to Washington to take charge of the government and run it in the interest of the defunct south ern confederacy. The mullet heads of the north were willing to turn the government over to the banks and, the bondholders to prevent the southern brigadiers, who hadn't a gun, or a soldier and hardly a dollar in their pockets, from overriding the north. Now the same gang of predatory pi rates are getting the southern mullet heads to" "vote 'er straight," to prevent the north from forcing negro equality upon them. ; ; There was just as good-a basis for the old "bloody shirt" campaigns as there is now for this "solid south" 'campaign on negro social equality. COLORADO ' . One of the first articles in The In dependent on the Colorado situation called attention to the fact that the course of the courts out there and of the civil authorities would he used as a precedent in other, states whenever the! 'occasion arose. ' In an editorial idi,,wccii iue DUSIU14 nciaiu,r iu tuiu menting on the situation , in Colorado, takes exactly,, the same position. It says: , - ' - v.- . ' "One great impending mischief is that Colorado is thus furnishing an ex ample mat otner. states may .. inmate. The conditions for a similar civil war exist in every state Jhaving large in dustries and a large labor union popu lation. Are the conflicts- that: arise between employers and employed to be settled in this , way; everywhere? Will- other governors undertake i6 treat strikes as rebellion and to sup press labor unions by similar strenu ousmeans, holding that one party has no rights and the other has all license to oppose it, even to the extent of sub stituting martial law for civil law and lending the military- authority to sup port the unlawful action of mobs com posed of gentlemen of property and standing? ... - .' The international socialist congress at Paris, which ended last week, adopted a resolution condemning hos tility to trusts which the European scr cialista, equally with their American brethren, regard as working out short cuts toward the regime of state-owned industry. Here is where socialism and plutocracy stand together, A LIVELY COUPS Since Morgan made his deal and got his guarantees from Roosevelt and turned his papers and Influence over to the republicans, there has been a woeful wail sent up from every demo cratic headquarters in the land about a lack of funds. The other day Rep resentative Cowherd, who is at the headof the democratic congressional committee, after keeping the wires hot for a long time with demands on Shee han and Belmont for funds, left. Wash ington for -New York after making a Ktatemcnt that if he could not get funds he would iom the congressional headquarters and give up the fight, Me went to New York and nothing has been heard from him since, The fact i, that Wall street having made a satisfactory dial with Roosevelt, is not going to spend much money on the democratic campaign. They look upon such a proposition as throwing rood money after bad, Inc Cooper Union meeting. That meeting took the last hor.o from the democrats of carrying New York. The pomilM party, which. so many astute gentlemen in Nebraska and elsewhere declared dead, rose up and with one blow, knocked the gold standard democracy cold. The umpire counted it out and that ended the fight. Populism is a pretty lively corpse. NONPARTISAN ' The laying of the corner stone'of the new postoffice building in Lincoln was announced in the republican pa pers as a purely non-partisan cere mony. The speakers on that occasion were Governor Mickey, republican can didate for re-election, Ed Sizer, re publican postmaster; Burkett, republi can candidate for senator and for congress-. It has been the republican idea in Nebraska for years that any sort of a public- performance to which no one was admitted except republicans was strictly, non-partisan. . MASSACHUSETTS. DEMOCRACY .'. The democrats in Massachusetts Went '..to work and re-orgahized their paty on the "sane and safe" plan. They downed Geo. Fred Williams and kicked out all of his kind. . Now the Worcester Post, which is one of the "sane and safe" kind says: "If ever a party organization needed to be re-organized and shaken up, the democratic , state . and . municipal or ganizations in : Massachusetts do. In the municipal organizations, there are grafters that have no earthly interest in the party's success. They fignt for an election to. the. city committee for what they can make out of it." . So it seems that the re-organization headed by Olney and Gaston, which resulted in making oter the Williams democracy into another republican party, has not succeeded in getting any additional votes and in many parts of Massachusetts the democratic vote has fallen off since Gaston threw Wil liams over the transom. The perform ance of , the democracy in Massachu setts is safe lunacy but the sanity does' not appear, ' Graft is its most dis tinguished characteristic. TENNESSEE DEMOCRACY The Tennessee ; democrats continue to race ; in , so extraordinary fashion, that every disinterested onlooker, has very grave doubts whether they : are "safe and sane" or not. Here is a specimen, from the Nashville Banner: "Can it be that the -republican cam paign iswso desperate that Tom Wat son is become a . valuable political as set, recruited to . help Roosevelt be cause the democrats nominated a-gold standard man?, : j What good can the ravings sof. this blatant demagogue about the gold, standard do the repub lican cause, when, only last 1 winter, he insisted that the democratic con vention isbouhi , nominate another gold standard man if it wanted his sup port." :- ... .:. ... , ;y,.."V-:.-, A southern democrat goes wild.when ever the; name of Tom Watson is men tioned. , Could . any man come to any other conclusion thaa that the writer. of the above-paragraph had gone daft? There, are going to, be many populist votes . in ; the . south or- the democrats down, there would not. "take on" in such a jcranky. manner, v ; : j REFORM IN RUSSIA ; , The defeat of Russia1 by the .TaDan- ese may, be the! greatest blessing that ttussia couiu ' receive, numors or at tempts at reform in Russia have been numerous 6f late-reforms in whinh blood thirsty nihilism has no part. Certainly things have occurred - that never would have been allowed before the war. ' s . ' s At the recent ninth congress of nhv- sicians and surgeons, four of the prin cipal ' sections adopted the following resolutions: : "A systematic and rational struecle with infant mortality, alcoholism, tu berculosis; syphilis, and other wide spread .diseases, which form in Rus sia a public evil of enormous extent, is possible only under conditions en abling a broad dissemination of en lightenment.coneernlnjr the true causps of their development and the methods of combating them, the necessary con ditions being complete freedom of the individual, of speech, of the Dress, and of assembly." . Three other sections adopted this one: "Bclievins: that the extraordinarily high infant mortality of Russia is due mainly to the poverty and crnoraniR of her population, the congrens ex presses the profound conviction that a successful struggle with this evil is possible, only by way of broad social reforms.' - Another section of the foncrcsa re solved that "corporal punishment should not exist ! 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The change in conditions is bringing near ly all. the great economic interests in line with populism on the tariff.. About "50,000 manufacturers and merchants of Massachusetts have signed a petition and presented it to Senator Lodge ask ing for reciprocity .with Canada. Be sides this petition, Mr. Lodge has been informed; by a large number of his constituents, that so far as the ma terial interests. 6f ; Massachusetts - are concerned, he has outlived-his useful ness, and that those interests would probably be better promoted and safe guarded if he would seek the repose'of private life. Lodge has definitely led the opposi tion to reciprocity with Canada. The reciprocity treaties' negotiated during the McKinley administration he had the, senate lay away in a tomb, from which he declared that there would be no resurrection. But a petition to which the names of 50,000 business men, "sane and safe men," were, at tached, demanding that Lodge turn populist on the tariff had a very se rious look. v ' ' ; In the first speech that Lodge made after the situation' was made known to him he declared that he was in fa vor of reciprocity with Canada. He now says that he "stands on the 'safe and sane' reciprocity policy of Blaine, McKinley and Hay." His conversion being so sudden and the fact that it occurred during a campaign, the Mas sachusetts interests that are demand ing reciprocity say: "Having been converted to the true faith and having proclaimed his fervid love for reciproc ity, he must prove it, not on the stump but in the senate, in which the reci procity treaties still lie buried, he being one of the chief grave-diggers." The lust is that a majority of the people of Massachusetts are populists. All that is needed is to present, in a dignified and respectable way, the prin ciples of populism to them and they will vote for them. DOUGLAS COUNTY The populists of Douglas county are becoming vigorous aa the time ap proaches for the county convention. There are few counties In this state where the populists have been m wan tonly betrayed by so-called democrats ns in Douglaa county, Ko much m that iUe aggressive and valuable members of the party have. in larr number tcne Into the socialist ranks rather CO W f4 P Q than longer affiliate with a mongrel breed or democrats. In a county nor mally republican, ..and strongly so, by the support of the populist party : thiough fusion, almost all county of--flits were filled by democrats. In the : support of these seekers for office the populists were hopeful of relieving the county of political rings. Their hopeB were not realized. Even ' the better element of the democratic party would' gladly -t today clean ' out; the entire ' county court house crowd, hardly any of whom any longer commands 1 the confidence and respect 0f the better ' elemen t of any party.- Under these of ficials, political hacks have' been" kept on - the ; county payroll for no' other ' reason than that "they must be taken'' care, of." These officials should be taught that the people's money can" not be so - used that such Conduct upon the part: of a public official is -equivalent to embezzlement ' of pub lic funds. The legislative ticket nom inated by.the dembcrats of that' coun ty, with but three or four exceptions, ca n not command the support ' of ' de cent voters. ' It is composed chiefly of grog dealers, saloon bums and pbliti-5 cai tools. In general worth ; the re- ' publican legislative ticket could' not " bfc so bad, while its general average' in-"' teliigence could be much ' bjgher, ' and not half try. The election of such a' ticket would reflect upon the county James P. English, county attorney, is an exception to the general list, and may be re-elected. Though - not an' aggressive democratic democrat, his conduct of his office has at least been clean so far as any outward show, can testify. The populists, may en dorse him. and perhaps fuWral dates on the Jegislative ticket, but it is rafe to say that fusion on the un worthy candidates can not be obtained. Better be clean and allow the repub licans to regain the county than long er affiliate with this mongrel breed." . HON. JOHN M. OSBORN . There can be no public trust that more vitally touches the pockets of the people than that of public treasurer. The people of the state of Nebraska have had some sorry experience along this line, that has burned deeply Into their minds the importance of this fact. Because of past experience, vot ers herearte will look caref uily into the record of every man seeking elec tion to this high office. The candi date of the people's and democratic parties for state treasurer will bear th closest investigation into his business and official life, and that investigation will tmtisfythe most exacting. Senator John M. Oshcrn ia a na tive of Indiana, and was born March 10, IS 13. After graduating from the common schools of his neighborhood, he attended Union Christian colloro. At the breaking out of the rebellion be lft his farm life to enlist In th Nlmty-stlenth I. V. I., and served 1 : "!