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PAGE 10. THE NEBRASKA, INDEPENDENT OCTOBER 6. 1S04 1, 4 irt V ft THOSE THHEK PLATFORMS. Dr. C. F. Taylor, editor. of the Medi cal World, Philadelphia, prints the following letter which he received from Dr. C. M. Spalding of Narbath, Pa.: "My Dear Doctor: I have been read ing your September number and re viewing the August number of your splendid magazine, and find myself so pregnant with its pleasant and profit able recollections that I have , got to tell you about it. I took those three platforms and compared them plank by plank, and find the republican and democrat platforms so near alike that It would take a microscope to distin guish the difference; but the populist platform In every plank speaks for the interests of the people, while both of the other platforms are ambiguous, wordy and hypnotic as to the irue dan gers of our republic." There are many thousands of voters in Pennsylvania, especially among the professional and educated classes, who entertain the same views. The man agement that leaves Pennsylvania in a condition that it is Impossible for the citizens of that state to record their votes for the people's party aational ticket, has certainly slipped a cog somewhere. MR. WATSON'S LETTER. Particular attention is directed to the advertisement of the special edi- tion of The Independent in another -JjuniV, This special edition will ap- pear next;w?eK-74yr13. It will contain both letters of acceptance ' Watson and Tibbies, in addition to Mr. Watson's best speeches in this cam paign, with many other valuable con- , tributions upon economic questions. This will be a first class magazine dl- l tion of The Independent. One state has already ordered 40,000 copies. Other committees and all persons de siring copies of this edition should forward orders at once to avoid mis take's and delay in filling them. HEBE'S A KICK. The Independent, for the first time during the campaign feels like scold ing a bit. In Massachusetts there are two great .economic interests and one cf patriotism and sentiment that find no advocate outside of populism, and any sort of wisdom on the part of polit ical managers would have seized hold of them at once. The mills, water powers and factories of Massachusetts 'are In danger of losing theii whole value and following them the houses T ' 1 ,,ttRU v T wu , VUresentatlon.' These departments will the small merchants who suopii theranTW1T. ln t.of nar.,nMotX tha fil.c. ,.ma population, on account of the loss of trade with Canada through tlie rejec- tion, of all reciprocity treaties. The New England 'manufacturer ; can no longer sell textile goods in the south, ; j I because the south has gone -into man- ui'acturing itself 'and' is eiaplojing itXcheap child labor and the negro. The ' Tli?ctajolitIfljt. $nft other ..... changes 'are severely airectingTtstJsVat jthe west New England must have? reci procity with Canada or the value will go put of its immense manufacturing plants and the towns surrounding them. . , ; ;. The small banker in New England is just beginning to find out that branch banking' and other Wal street plans means his complete ruin, and he is ready to join a revolt' ' In no section of the country is the feeling so intense against imperialism as it is in Massachusetts. Yet Gerry Brown has received very little If any assistance- in endeavoring to get the people' party on its feet in Massachu setts where It., would undoubtedlj re ceive a very large vote if tbj princi ples of the" party were rightiv pre sented to the people. The condition that Massachusetts has been left in, makes the editor of The Independent feel like getting up and kicking everything over in the room. The editor of The Independent has been cogitating over an editorial for more than two years, and has never yet gut the subject cleany enough de fined in his own mind to attempt to write upon It. Some time in the fu ture he may feel able to elu:.dute li lt concerns the subjects of savmj, anl waM The thing was brought to mind by mm figures recently imbibed about the St. Louis fair. It is h! that not bus than $110,000,000 has been expanded on that fair ar.C yrotV ably several millions more. At the flrKt glaneo that seems grra'fi than tho wjute of a cotton wood tree which not only produces need enough to propagate the spodrs, but ru;ti to sed half a stats each jiar. Hut U H absolutely wat after all? The various ways that the dhtiluu. Hon of Immonse wealth has jn dis-pos-d of at the death of the oh nr dur ing the laM few years has uier ti universally satisfactory. Whether it has been given to educational or other public ' institutions or bestowea upon the relatives, has not met geneiai ap proval. At last there has been a dis tribution of an immense estatt which seems to meet with the approbation of all and has brought . great, joy to the hearts of many honest, hard-working people. Recently Bejamin Matlack Everhart of West Chester. Maw., died, and when his will was probaU-d it was found that he had divided more than one half of his great fortunj among the people of his town. After pro viding for his children in a gcneious way, he released mortgages of men of small business, gave houses and lots to widows and hard working men rais ing families, added to the capital of others struggling to establish a busi ness, and departed into the Lie be yond, leaving behind a memoiy that will be cherished by thousands, and a name that will be honored for gen erations to come. Governor Wright has been writing letters (for publication) to the 'pi evi dent telling him that any discussion of the principles of the declaration of independence in this country must be stopped, as it has a tendency to make the Filipinos rebellious. Judge Brew er did not obey the warning for at the St Louis fair the other day in a sceech he said: "You can see here twenty acres of Filipino life but not one square rod of the constitution." The applause with which that was 'eceived KabAhlv' induced him to add: "The purchase wfclcn ift-yr-jexposltlon commemorates was n4 thereafilpo conquest and came not at the end of war. Not a gun was fired or a life lost. A lawyer, not a soldier, made the transfer. The glory of that trans fer Is one of the laurels, of our pio fession." The New York World announces that "David B. Hill and W. J. Bryan will both stump Indiana for Parker. Hill will make thirty speeches and Bryan fifteen." . The Direct Legislation Record which has for years been so ably edited by Eltweed Pomeroy of East Orange, N. J., has been s merged with . Wetinore's Weekly,' and ,its Influence thei eby largely extended with, that larger field. Mr, Pomeroy will continue to edit that department in .Wetmore's Weekly. Robert Tyson of Toronto, Canada, will also edit a department In Wetnioie's Weekly devoted to Proportional Kep appear in that periodical the Prst issue of each month, making the record of these two important reforms monthly Instead of quarterly as heretofore. The direct legislation movement Is so pure ly a democratic movement, depending on the always unpaid efforts of v idely separated earnest men and women, that it needs a center of. information. This Is well accomplished by this "jncrger. - Those interested will! do well to coixtoijjJi J4r,.Pomeroy or Mr. Tyson. T "-1 The people of Boone county have a chance to elect to the legislature a splendid man in the person of L. E. Ilallstead. He has been a resident and active business man in that county for many years. He is an independent- spirited' man and thoroughly rcl:.ie in every way. He will make a worthy representative. He Is certainly devoid of ail teuse of humor who can not see whole' gobs of it in this campaign. The two old parties are so nearly alike that were it not for the" ginger that Watson and Tibbies, reinforced by their following, have put Into, this campaign, few would know that there is a campaign in progress. But the joke of the cam paign so far developed 1b the leading editorial' in The Commoner foi this week.- It is entitled "Tho Wonders of the West." And this In the uildt of an exciting campaign, in the baling democratic weekly, edited by the an dldate of democracy In tho previous two campaigns, who says he Is sup porting Parker In this campaign. Tru ly t hit la one of "The Wonders of the West." A great many assertions arc made concerning what was the logical thing for tho Kansas City democrats to Co at the closn of the St. Ixmis coiwetitlun. Thd "logical" thing for them to have done, If the had not tho founo to repudiate the surrender, as to nay: "Now that wo have given up o ir prin cipled, lt us nominate Roosevelt and make his election unanimous.' Many republicans, her tho 6ml cf somf reform has pressed uiot them, havf been In the habit of say tit: "We'll Ret U through the reiMb!ian party." But Roosevelt has declared that, the policy of the. party is fixed, there is to be no change, no reform. He says In his letter of acceptance: "We intend in the future to carrj on the government in the same way that we have carried it on in the past" That is only another form of Judge Parker's proclamation that things are "irrevocably" fixed and . ordained tor all time to come. The part r.ry of both Parker and Roosevelt is the same. One is "irrevocable" and the other is "stand pat." The Japanese continue to 'astonish the world with their genius for o;gan ization in which never a detail is neg lected. The correspondents assert that the day of the first freeze in Man churia, the whole army was supplied with woolen clothing and the khaki uniforms were sent to the rear. Never a battery yet has ceased firing oi an infantry been forced to retreat be cause of exhaustion- of ammunition. The people of this state have a choice for governor between a man who says that he rides on raiiioad passes and one who will not accept a pass and pays his own expenses. Ev ery mullet head will vote for the man who rides on a pass and then pay his governor's fare himself in higher pas senger and freight rates. After he has cast his ballot, he will go home and boast to his wife that he "voted 'er straight." But when his wife asks him for an easy- chair or to send one of the oldest children to the high school he will declare that ho is too pooGti. can't afford it. Tlut is be cause he wants ti-prp3i?,te hl3 own species. If the boy went to the ri.gh school, he would probably not turn out a mullet head, The republican idea of the wty to curtail the postal expenses was to stop the circulation of as man coun try weeklies as possible and Madden and Loud tried their hands at that sort of economy. The populist idea is to cut down the exorbitant charges of . the railways. Which plau is the most statesmanlike? Some populist and some democratic papers in this state refuse.,to put up the national ticket at the head ct their columns and display only, the fctate ticket under the head of "f ueion. Both sets of them are cowards, "if y&u have no politics don't put up any ticket at all. If you are for Farker put up his name. If you are for.Wacson put up .his name. Senator Hoar of Massachusetts, died at his home in Worcester, September 30. He had been confined to Ins bed for several weeks. Senator Iloar was of the old style of statesmen, highly cultured, of unimpeachable honor and great ability. Of all the speeches that he, has made none will probably live m history except those dissenting from the policies of his own party. There ar6 passages in his speeches against imperialism that will rank for all time to conieHil'S hjSrjitojx Webster. The republican spellbinders are still going up and down the land telling the people that "the foreigner pays the tax." In France, although tbey have a high tariff there, they don't seem to believe it. There is a great shortage in wheat in France and the tarift on wheat Is 3G cents a bushel. The gov ernment has removed the tariff on wheat so that the people may have cheap bread, which -is evidence that the French government does not be lieve that the farmer in Nebraska who sends the wheat to France "rays the tax," but the French "consumer pays it all." The eastern democratic leaders are getting excited over the rush to Wat son, but that only makes thm hate Hrynn worse than ever. Some of them say that while Bryan Is making speeches for Parker, "he only damns Parker with faint praise." wnilf oth ers say that "In his speeches he almost faints with damned praise." Tho London Dally News calls at tention to tbe danger that lurks in the establishment of universities umlti the patronage of the trust magnate of America. Tim greatest danger It thinks lies in the Influence, tt 1M Lav un other Institutions of Jearninir, which in a large mi'iuure will 1ok ll.ilr In tellectual freedom fishing for fcitnllar donations. It adds: "Tho growing control of the American millionaire over higher education In Amcnm a real as It Is subtle, and It win be Imi tated In Knglsml If w Subject onr educational forms to the same pres. fturr," Ther la no greater threat to fre government than this ra-'-Mnr over of th educational Jnstittu.'oni of this country to the control and pat ronage of the trust magnates. Against that populism has always protested. FOLLOW NEW TOSK'f EXAMPLE. The following telegram tells tho story of the activity of New or& populists in this campaign: NEW "YORK. Oct. 5 1904. The Independent, Lincoln, Neb. Will take forty thousand copies special edition Independent. HENRY M. MCDONALD. The Scotts Bluff Republican thor oughly believes in the old adae: "The whole hog or nothing." It says, "the revenue law is one of the best laws passed by the people of late." H that sort of obedience to party w as ever excelled, when was it? Speaker Cannon says the republi can party is against reclproc'ty with Canada. Everybody knew that before he said it It is against reciprocity with any nation. It is for a tariff that will protect every trust and com bine and which will enable ti?.e trusts to charge American citizens just twice as much for goods as it sells the same goods to foreigners, and every mallet head in the land is willing to pay the extra price, if he is only allowed to vote a ticket labelled "republican." The steel trust graft consists of tariff and monopoly. In a recent legal investigation a letter was introduced written by Schwab to Frlck, in which Schwab said: "We can make steel rails at $12 a ton leaving a nice mar gin for profit". The tariff is $7.80 per tonY TIhs njacagers add that $7.80 to their "nice profit'and-x;f6Ijt'.i-to ' their tariff graft. Then they ciap on" $8.20, credit that to the monopoly and sell their rails for $28 per ton. Vote 'er straight. It is doubtful whether all the monu mental thieves are among the trust managers and bankers. The political managers are at least a close second. The democrats stole the populist plat form and all the populist senators but one. The republicans stole our policy of creating more money, set the mlnt3 to coining silver and kept them at it night and day for three years, besides putting out a large quantity of tank paper money. That amount cf polit ical thieving was never equalled in the same lengthjrt timebefore. . Of all the parts of speech the prepo- sitions give the most trouble to a -writer. There is no getting along with them In any sort of a satisfactory way We are glad to see that the London Saturday Review has "pitched into them" in a way that has aroused the whole United Kingdom of Great Brit ain and Ireland. The best thing to do "with" them or "to" them (which is right?) is to pile them in as they happen to turn up... The Saturday Re view registers a vigorous protest against "averse to," and declares we ought to write "averse from." It has the same objection against a good wr TPore of prepositions. "Com- pared to ' it tyi. --la.ueaTaDie. mere is 110 use ixying iu gei. mis aw ful English language into a ctate of order. The spellbinders says that Iowa will roll up 100,000 republican majority. The dispatches from there say that the elevator trust has finally bec-n com pleted and that no farmer or oulsfde grain man can interfere with it. And they are all going to vole 'er straight. In 1S9G the democrats stole the pop ulist platform and ln 1904 they stole the republican platform. As they will have to return the stolen goods and pay the costs of the suit, perhaps they will next time try to produce a plat form of their own. Twice lately, tho younjj ladv chosen to break tbe bottle of wine on the ship as it started down tho ways, has failed, and it had to be broken bv n ine nnA else. A quick wlttcd sailor saved the flay at the launching or the Connecti cut, for whirl) ho has been (on.niondcj by tho navy department. When a great government like that if the Unit ed Sfats offlilally sanctions a superstition. It makes one Womlcr If we aro very rar advanced biui tho primitive man after all. The dHpntehes Kay that Purkf his been completely abandoned hw t. democrats of Michigan. Th?- never mention his narao In tho ion itv rnn. vcntlons or In the newspapers. The llnhtnlnfc thnt rarrled Parker's rt. brated teler-ram k rocked th Mir-hirm democrats out of tho fight. No sort or treat m. nt has iwen able to rcslcrt tbm to ronsdousnrsa.