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MARCH 30, 1905.
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Tom Watson's Magazine.
Watson's Magazine for April is out.
This second number is even better
than the first. It has more of Wat
son's writing in it and it is of that
fascinating kind of literature which,
when one starts to read, he can't stop
until he gets to the end.
There is a very valuable article en
titled "The Constitution," by Frederick
Upham Adams, which is of the very es:
sence of populism. It attacks the old
idea of precedent and that we must
never do anything unless we can find
a precedent of it. Populists, while
they believe that the founders of this
government, stated some principles
that are eternally true, that are just
as applicable now as they were then
and will be just as applicable a lnu
dred years from now, nevertheless be
lieve in progress. New conditions
arise, new difficulties must be met, and
the populist is ready to meet" and set
tle -them whether, there is any prece
dent or not. . .
Mr. Adams in this article shows how
the government was so formed under
the influence of Hamilton that the peo
ple have very little direct to say about
how things shall be done. They elect
by a direct vote the house of represen
. tatives and that is all. The house com
ing direct from the people may pass a
bill as it did in the last session, to stop
rebates on the roads and regulate the
rates, but the senate which they did
not elect, can put its veto on it. . If
the senate passes it the president,
which under the Hamiltonian system
was not to be voted format all by the
people, could veto it, audJ after the
president the supreme court, which is
not elected at all, has another veto.
The populists have been demanding
for a long time, that senators should be
elected by the people. It is along that
line that Mr. Adams writes. 1
' There is another very interesting
article by ex-Goyernor Garvin of Rhode
Island, entitled "Corrupt, Practices in
Elections." .Governor Garvin show3
how corrupt practices carries elec
tions, especially how Aldrich. carries
them in Rhode Island. Official bal
lots are stolen, voters are bought with
cold cash, returning boards falsify t,iie
returns, illegal marks are made on bal
lots by officers of, the election boards
so that the ballots must be thrown out,
ballots of illiterate voters are marked
in a different way from what th6 voter
wishes, and all the other things with
which we have been acquainted here
in the west. The cure for thepe evils
Governor Garvin states. as follows:
"The means of stopping most surely
and speedily corrupt practices by the
. party in power, lies in open and above
board 'fusion of air opponents upon a
few issues, together with a united sup
port of one set of candidates for all
offices whose incumbents can aid. or
hinder the adoption of the measures
agreed upon This, I believe, offers
the best chance of accomplishing the
very, difficult task of establishing in
a! state good and pure government.".
'Governor Garvin has been known as
a'liberal democrat. He must know that
the democratic party has always abso
lutely' refused to fuse na (.tonally wit ji
anything ' except straight, "regular'
democrats. It refused to fuse with thje
populists and put Tom Watson on the
ticket in 1896. , In 1900 it again re
fused and rejected Towne. In 1904 it
repelled all advances from every
source and put up a platform and can
didate that none but dyed-in-the-wool,
rock-ribbed democrats could vote for.
If Governor Garvin is ever going tb
get that sort of fusion he will have to
get it outside of the democratic party.
The fiction in this number is far
above the average of the ordinary
magazine. It is wholesome, upbuild
ing as well as pleasant to read. Like
the first edition, this second number
was sold out on the news stands within
av few hours after its apearance.
The country for the first time is be
ing flooded with populist' literature.
McClure, the Arena, fthe " Era" and " Ev
erybody's Magazine "are opening "their
pages to articles defending populism.
It Is a great day for us who fought
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the battle almost alone for so many
years. - i .
There are some queer things of some
sort goings on down ; in New York.
There apears to be a friction of demo
crats who are' determined to fight Tarn
many. - Belmont is still fixed in his
purpose to control the 'y democratic
party. He told & personal friend not
long ago that he had the democratic
party In his grasp and that he was go
ing to keep it there. But there is a
faction forming that is determined to
fight Belmont and his whole clan.
Hearst seems to be among that number.-
The democratic pa-ty is hopeless
ly divided Into factions, it. has no prhv
ciplea, it has no issraes, it. has no lead
ership! What's to become of It no
body knows.
SHERIFF SALE ).
Notice h hereby glren that by virtue of an
ordT oi pale issued by the Clerk of the District
Court of the Third Judicial District of Nebraska
within and for Lancaster Counly, in an action
wherein Charles W. Oaken la plaintiff, and
France Cfldiunu, tal., defendants. I will at 3
o'ciock, p. in., on me tun aay 01 April, A. D.
1905, at the east door of the Court House In the
City of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebra ka,
oiler for rnle at public auction the following
described Lands and Tenements to-wlt: Lota
twenty (20) and twenty-one (21) In block three
(:t) and lota thirteen (13) and fourteen (14) In
block six (6t in Lincoln Driving Park Company's
first aubdivulon, an addition to the City of Lli
coin '' Lh Master County, Nebraska, - )
Glyn under my toand this 9h day of March A,
D. 1906. N1CUOLA8 RE?8. tfberia.
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