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Uhs Nebraska. Independent JULY 20, 1905 Letters From The People Old Guard Club Work in Texas . Abilene, Texas, July 17. The Editor of The Independent: It Is yet tod early for me to know and report to populists thrpugh State Chairman Eager, the number and the location of all the Old Guard clubs that were organized in Texas on July 15. I do know, howeyer, that a large number were organized and that, through them, a great many more will be organized in the near future. ; " To those who were not able to arrange for club organizations in your school districts last Saturday, I wish to say now that I hope you will not wait for the next call for club organizations, but that, as far as practicable, you will .organize your clubs and report to me by August 1. If only two or three of you shall be willing and ready now' to join a club, I ask that the two or three of yon will do so at once, and that you will have your secretary send report to me promptly. You understand, of course, that what we are trying to do now, is to establish a rallying point for popu lists and other reformers in every school dis trict in Texas with as little delay as possible. In good time all the others' in your district Will follow the example of the two or three ' u who shall make the first start v I am asked if It is necessary that 1 house meetings shall be called and held tr the v,rA Zt r i .t .11 tne Pr banker must nave something by which said, and now say again, that It is not at all J.-. -',Wll. w . tw c,w0 whn necessary. I do not ask you to leave your crops or other business when they are needing your attention. Some one of you id each of your own school districts has received from me a set of the government Is bent on taking out our legal tender money to make room for a new legal tender money that you can't force others to take. It is not the money for the people, but for the swindlers. How foolish is a system that take3 the credit of the nation and farms it out to bank ers, who call themselves national bankers. Now as to redemption. They declare they ''will redeem every dollar they make in gold. Nonsense! With our endless chain they have redeemed nearly a billion of dollars, but have ' not added one farthing to our money, merely swapped gold for paper and then paid out the paper. Now here comes the cost to our five- . wheeled wagon, all cost and no good.. I have - made the charge and will make it again. We have no real redemption dollar in America. This is a question I asked a leading lawyer of our -place. He says we are redeeming dollars all the time. Yes, but is it real? He thought a moment and then replied; "Ultimate redemption never." For argument's sake I will suppose we have a gold dollar for every dollar and then we can't do it. Where do we get the gold to redeem with from a revenue. Now can this or any other , government tax the people of all their gold to ' redeem those dollars? But what good has our five-wheeled wagon been to us? Why, it made us sell$262,000,000 worth of bonds and it looks as though we might have to sell, some more, but PAGE 7 he was elected president and he carried In his own shoulder a bullet received in a duel. Husbands were once permitted to whip their wives. One state provided that he should not use a whip thicker than a man's thumb. Women were considered slaves then, much more than they are now. Formerly women thought to be witches were burned and hung. No wizard was ever hung, or burned. Gambling was once practiced more than it is now. Lotteries covered, the country once. Prize fighting once gathered immense crowds; it is now prohibited In t every state. Prohibition has wrnne-ht mflnv tTpnt hptiffiflfl1 ImnrnvomontR nnA it can work several, more immense improvements. Intoxicating liquor, tobacco, and opium prohibited would double the law blessings. Another dark cloud hangs,' over cjties now. It is the labor strike and mob cloud; it Is the", mob part that darkens our cities. A' severe pen alty should te Inflicted fcr assaults, clubbing and stone throwing. v H. W. HARDY. . Old Guard club organization papers. You will know who has the set for your own school dls trict I now ask of him to see as many of you as 'he can conveniently, and. I ask those of you or. whom he shall not beable to call, to see him as soon as practicable, and sign the enrollment blank in his hands. - ' . Letters are being received by me from our friends outside of Texas, ! asking me to advise them promptly of the number of clubs organized on July 15. The writers are the state and terri torial chairmen or secretaries of the people's party committees in their respective states and territories and if my advice to them shall be favorable they assure me that they will take in charge at once the work of organizing clubs in their said . states and territories. If, therefore, any of you have not reported to me the organiza tion of . your clubs kindly do so with as little delay as possible,' ' If for any reason any, who have received organization papers shall, not have used them and cannot or will not do so, you are requested by me to return them to me, that I may place them in the hands of those of our friends who can, and will use them to the best advantage. I have only a few sets; of the papers left, and I expect to be able to use a great many more sets during the next ten' days or two weeks.; To those of you who have already organized clubs, t wish to suggest that you select the school districts near to your own,, in which there are populists and that you begin now to arrange to have clubs organized in them in response to State Chairman Eager's next call. Thanking you very sincerely for what you have already ; done, and in advance for what you are going to do, I am very truly yours, - H. L. BENTLEY. President Texas Federation Populist Clubs. to make a living, but were they sincere when they made a majority of the people believe that gold backed up all of our money? At least some of the people see we have been buying a gold brick and it is secured by our credit and we have to pay interest on ourc redit bond. . ; , DAVID YEAGLEY. A Century of Progress Lincoln, JNeb., July 18. To the Editor of The" "Independent: I can well remember, when slavery was an American institution, sanctioned and protected by law and constitution. The slave trade was tolerated' until 1808.' It consisted in -capturing African men, women and children and bringing them over here and selling them for slaves. President Lincoln had the power to cut the curse short and he did it. There was a time when dueling was consid ered a code of honor and it was tolerated in all parts of our country. One vice president chal lenged a man, went out and killed him and the next day occupied his seat as president of the senate. Now he would be ' made to occupy a prison. Jackson killed four men In duels before ' No Life Without Lan I vs Los Angele3, Cal., July 15. To the Editor of The Independent: Show me a human being who can live without using land and I will show you a fish that can live without water. The more the peuyie ropuciuuy uuuesi people learn ' aDOui just and unjust taxation the more they will de sire to know. Therefore we should let the light shine constantly. Lvery man with even ordinary intelligence can comprehend the single tax, if he tries. But the man who is opposed to it, for selfish-reasons when he discovers that it means , even-handed justice is likely to drop it like a hot potato. Every argument for the single tax is an ap peal for the disinherited, and a demand for equal rights to all and special privileges to nobody, rich or poor, high or low, white or black. Single taxers believe that justice should always come before charity, and that when justice prevails there will be precious little need of charity, if any. , -""! The man who denies the right of each human being to use such portions of land as his legitimate wants require should, in order to be consistent, deny the right of the infant to its mother's nourishment. til ; Single taxers do not expect to "take over" the whole world now, nor even one nation or continent, at one swoop; but they know that the single tax principle is steadily and Irresistibly growing in favor among people who think and are desirous to see the downfall of land lordism. RALPH HOYT. Likes Style of The Independent ; Camas, Wash., . July 10. To the Editor of ; The Independent: , Please find money order for 53.00 with enclosed application. I like the cut of your jib and also your paper and will do what, I can for you. WM. ROBINSON. 0 0 The Independent's Special Offer 0 0 0 0 0 Money and Redemption Plymouth, Ind., July 15. To the Editor of The Independent: I saw in your last issue an article by Tom Watson regarding greenbacks and the gold reserve. He says there never was any law nor any necessity for a gold reserve. While itoQpt the same opinion, he is certainly mistaken.' Our 1900 cUrtenc bill was passed by congress and signed by the president and that certainly makes a law, but 1 will say it is a 'useless law, of no; more use than a five-wheeled wagon. It is useless; because it costs to add the wheel. It gives the factory a' little more. We " might run a five wheeled wagon, but to' nor advantage. - So with the reserve,'' the only purpose is to 'add to the Bale of bonds'. 1 The whole scheme is :a deception and a fraud; I have asked -hundreds of "men and they " all f say it '' does ! f wo : " good, but ' some say it gives confidence. While I am only a hay seed I claim all our financial laws are rotten. The people have been taught that: they Would get a ' hundred -cent ' intrinsic1' vallitf'tfbltefs affOV "now. 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