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july 12, 1906 Li " r 4 Mr.Th: Hcbracka - Independent
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eyes of the plain people of the party
who arose in their might and cast
off their old leaders and gave the
crown of leadership to the most fit
ting of their" own number in whose
faithful keeping the party principles
have won the respect and homage of
all honest men.
The power of the people has be
come attached to the personality of
Mr. Bryan even in a greater degree
than to that of Roosevelt, because in
Bryan is seen the larger, greater and
grander character of the two. Bryan
challenged the waywardness of his
own party on the floor of congress,
when his party was in full possession
of the government. He forfeited h"s
claim upon federal patronage in en
couraging the plain people of his
party to go with him into revolt
against the perverted leadership of
the party of Jefferson. The success
of the Chicago convention in 1896 in
repudiating a so-called democratic ad
ministration then in power, followed
by Bryan receiving a million more
votes for the presidency that had ever
been before cast for a democratic can
didate, notwithstanding the party or
ganization was shattered and the
wealth of the country was lined up
against him, and panic stricken was
pouring its money like water into the
campaign to secure his defeat, was
an object lesson in the power and
vitality of democratic principles in
which Bryan was the star performer,
and from which Roosevelt drew his in
spiration. Again, when Rooseve't
gave utterance to democratic senti
ments Bryan was always prompt in
giving public endorsement to the
same. And, before leaving his own
country on his globe encircling tour
last year, Mr. Bryan made publ'c his
desire that all democrats in congress
aid President Roosevelt in every way
to give force and effect to the demo
cratic principles he had ennunciated
in his message to congress, showing
thereby a spirit infinitely broader and
grander than was exhibited by Roose
velt in his dealings with the demo
cratic senators without whose assis
tance his rate bill was doomed to
failure. The country well remembers
the patriotic action of the democratic
members of the senate committee on
interstate commerce in protecting the
rate bill as it came from the house and
reporting the same to the senate
against the opposition of the majority
of the republicans on the committee.
They also remember that the measure
was protected in the senate from ad
verse amendments by democratic
votes and that the democrats were
ready at all times to aid and assist
in perfecting the measure and in final
ly passing the same. It will also be
remembered that after the battle had
been won in the senate by democratic
help that President Roosevelt accepted
a compromise for the purpose of lin
ing up his own party, preferring to
accept a bill, with the rate reduction
feature practically eliminated, to be
passed by republican votes alone
rather than give the country a perfect
measure if by so doing any consider
able credit would redound to the demo
crats without whose aid the measure
would have been a signal failure.
While Roosevelt, by learning the
lesson of the people's loyalty to demo
cratic principles from Bryan and by
appropriating the lesson, thus learned
has secured much fame, yet Roose
velt's fame will ever remain as that
of the imitator of the greater Bryan
from whom both Roosevelt and his
followers received their inspiration,
and who, with his democratic hosts,
stood in the background forbidding
Roosevelt and his followers to beat
a retreat.
Subscribe for the Independent. ,
Hon. Win. R. Hearst knows a band
wagon when he sees one.
Bryan's London 4th" of July address
is .being read by the people of three
continents.
Reports indicate a large turnout at
the populist state convention August
15th. The larger the better.
The Independent will contain inter
esting reading from now until after
the election. Subscribe for it now.
The railroads are trying hard to
prevent the nomination of George W.
Berge in the democratic state con
vention. They will fail.
The summary of news in the In
dependent contains an account of ev
ery happening of general interest in
the world during the week.
Hon. Wm. R. Hearst evidently isn't
hunting for a collision of, band wag
ons in New York state this fall. He
claims a seat for himself in the Bryan
1908 band wagon.
If any democrats are inadvertantly
doing what the railroads want done,
their inadvertance will not shield them
from the suspicion that will naturally
attach to their action.
Assurances of support in the demo
cratic state convention are pouring
in upon Mr. George W. Berge from
every section of the state. The peo
ple are becoming aroused.
The Independent will be sent week
ly to seven different addresses from
now until after the election for only
$1.00. Help the cause along by send
ing us a list of campaign subscrip
tions. Just think of Steve Elkins trying
to discourage young men from trying
to get rich. Can it be his purpose
to discourage competition in the field
in which he shines so conspicuously
hinself?
When you hear men of intelligence
giving flimsy and shadowy reasons
for cither supporting or opposing a
particular candidate for office, you can
be sure that there are no good reasons
for so doing.
The New York banks have reuewed
their agitation for a law authorizing
the issue of bank notes based on bank
assets. Too late, gentlemen. The
Bryan boom has not got any wild cat
currency in it.
Watch your pass holders and see
that they are not sent as delegates
to the state conventions of either par
ty. The railroad agents will vote them
for their candidates In whatever con
vention they attend.
If those who are opposed to the
nomination of George W. Berge fcr
the governorship by the democratic
state convention are not working in
the Interest of railroads, they, are do
ing what the railroads want done, just
the same. .
Do not forget to send us a list of
the names and addresses of, all per
sons whom you think would likely
become subscribers to the Independ
ent. A sample copy o, the paper will
be sent to each person whose address
is sent in.
Nebraska leads the world in her
per acre yield of winter wheat, corn
and alfalfa. These are her safest as
well as her most profitable crops, and
are bound to make her the richest ag
ricultural state in the world in the
not distant future.
Now that the rush of business is
over with President Roosevelt it is
to be hoped that he will not longer
delay ordering Cortelyou and Bliss
to put back the stolen money they re
ceived from the life insurance com
panies to aid in his election.
The reason publicly given for their
action by the few politicians that are
opposed to the renominatlon of
George W. Berge for the governor
ship can not be the true one. The
reason given is flimsy and senseless
suggesting a pretext rather than a
reason.
Report has it that Hon. Charles A.
Towne of New York is a prospective
candidate for the vice presidency on
the democratic ticket in 1908. Hon.
Wm. Sulzer hails from the same baili.
wick as Mr. Towne, and is likely to
assert his claim before the finish.
They are both good men.
The people of Nebraska have too
much at stake in the state election
this year to regard with toleration
either trifling or hair-splitting. Those
who expect political honors in the
future will do well to take the people
seriously this year and have due re
gard for theU- demands. The people
have long memories in politics.
Nebraska farmers should commence
at once to prepare their ground for
the winter wheat crop. Remember
it should be sown early to insure a
large yield. All portions of the state
are adapted to the growing of winter
wheat. Prepase a good seed bed and
put the seed into the ground with a
press drill before Sept. 15th is poss
ible. There are at least 50,000 good demo
crats in Nebraska that are not yet
members of the democratic party. If
the democratic conventions act the
part of wisdom and reflect the will of
the people the party will soon become
the dominent political power in the
state. The test of fitness is up to the
leaders and the people are not in the
temper to condone mistakes.
The democratic party made a bad
go of it in 1904 when the politicians
sought to return to the "flesh pots of
Egypt." Many of the democratic
voters rejected the feast offered them,
preferring to vote for Roosevelt.
Roosevelt carried the election that
year by over two and one half mil
lions, and would have received many
more votes than he did receive if
the voters had an" idea that he would
need them to win.
No friend of William J. Bryan will
countenance the nomination ' of a so
called conservative by the democratic
state convention of Nebraska this
year. The character of the nomina
tion made by, the democrats of No
braska will be taken by the country
as reflecting the yiews of Mr. Bryan
and his friends must see to it that
he is not misrepresented and the
cause of the people injured through
their indifference by inaction.
President Roosevelt again reiter
ates his determination not to be a
candidate to succeed himself. But the
politicians of his party do not believe
that he is telling the truth. Justifi
cation for their claim can be found
in the fact that he has either been
holding , an office or been hunting for
one ever since he became of age until
the habit has become thoroughly es
tablished. On the other hand he la
not accused of having acquired the
habit of continuing steadfastly in one
opinion.
Perkins of Iowa cast reflections
upon the integrity of the republican
national committee when he proposed
to submit his claim to the nomination
for governor - to the body. He was
fairly beaten in the conventions and
his trumped up contests showed that
he sought to secure the nomination by
dishonest means, and his proposition
to submit his claims to the national
committee implied that he expected
aid from that source. But Cummins
was too old a fish to be caught on a
pin hook and promptly rejected his
proposal.
President Roosevelt has been in
vited to preside over the Bryan re
ception in Madison Square Garden by
President Hoge of the Traveling
Men's Anti-Trust League of America,
who has charge of the reception. The
president has declined to accept.
While the acceptance of the invitation
would unquestionably add greatly to
the popularity of the president, we
entertain the opinion that the presi
dent exercised a wise discretion in re
fusing to subject himself to the test
of a popular demonstration with Amer
ica's great commoner as -his rival.
The. publishers of The Independent
want agents everywhere to canvass
for subscriptions and sell Mr. Berge's
new book, "THE FREE PASS BRI
BERY SYSTEM." See advertisement
of book elsewhere in this paper. We
receive hundreds of orders through
the mails. It is the only book writ
ten upon a subject in which the peo
ple are Just now vitally Interested.
The people everywhere will want the
book. Ex-Goyernor Larabee of Iowa
ordered ten books before same were
off the press. We receive orders from
all parts of the country. This book
Is a seller. All you have to do Is to
tell about it. You can make $100 per
month. Write at once for terms.
THE INDEPENDENT, Lincoln, Neb.

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