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might unite under some such name as
"union" party and favoring the sub
mission of the question to the populist
and democratic voters of the sta1.
whether they would so unite. Chair
man Mack did not believe his commit
tee could bind the democrats of Kan
sas by such an agreement and re
fused to consider it, but extended a
cordial Invitation for the populists of
Kansas to become democrats. TM
correspondence between the two com
mittees was not continued any fur
ther, but from that time on the pro
cess of proselyting was persistently
engaged in by . many of the demo
crats, assisted by some of the pop
ulists, and In the main just as per
sistently resisted by the great major
ity of the populists, who are not yet
ready to join the democratic party, al
though entertaining none but the kind
liest feelings toward their political al
lies. Of course such a general attempt
to toboggan the whole people's party
Into the democratic organization
caused considerable bitterness toward
those engaged in it; but even among
those who are classed as mid-roaders
I found a general disposition to co
operate with the democrats if it could
be done without destroying the in
tegrity of the populist organization.
This conference was the outgrowth
of the conditions I have mentioned.
The fact that all the populist United
States senators had entered the demo
cratic caucus, and utterances of Sena
tor Harris and other prominent pop
ulists of Kansas intensified the feeling
that an attempt was being made to de
stroy the populist organization and
deliver the populists in a body to th--
democrats; and the old wheel-horses
determined to find out where they
were "at." Hence, the conference.
Senator Harris' position was outlined
In the press dispatches of February 11.
At that time he said:
"I have some hopes that this con
ference will express the willingness
of the party to act with and be a part
of the democratic party, and to tb'
end express the hope that the demo
cratic convention will make a plat
form as broad and liberal as possibly,
in line with the Kansas City and Chi
cago platforms, and nominate a ticket
which should be indorsed by the pop
ulist nominating convention, and be
given an earnest and active support,
throughout the state. This, in brief,
Is my Idea of the right thing to do,
and the way to do it. If the demo
cratic convention will act wisely, the
Ye'sult will be a solid movement all
along the line, without any mortifying
The purpose of the conference was
primarily to answer the question, Shall
the people's party of Kansas continue
its organization? And this was an
swered most emphatically in the af
firmative. Practically the only differ
ence of opinion was upon the best
method of evading the intended effect
of the republican disfranchisement
law. In other words, the next ques
tion was, How can we best maintain
our party organization and co-operate
with the democrats and all other re
formers? This was not answered by
any resolution, but was pretty thor
oughly discussed during the confer
ence, so that when the state nominat
ing convention is called I apprehend
there will be no difficulty in getting
together if the democrats show any
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doubt they will do that.
Upon arriving at Topeka I was not
long in learning that, the press dls
patches had done an injustice to Mrs.
Annie L. Diggs by quoting only a por
tion of an editorial she had published
in the Farmers' Advocate some weeks
before. Touching upon the probable
alignment of the delegates to the con
ference, she placed them In three
classes: (a) Those who favor enter
ing the democratic primaries and
fighting under the democratic, stand
ard; (b) those who favor independent
action and no co-operation with the
democrats in any way; and (c) those
who favor a middle course, that Is to
say, the maintenance of the populist
organization and party machinery and
co-operation with the democrats upon
any equitable basis and use of hon
orable means. She presented at some
length the views of each of these fac
tions, but expressed no views of her
own as to which might be the wisest
course to pursue, although, as a dele
gate ' expressed it to me, "I thought
she kind of bore down a little heavier
when she talked about going into the
democratic party." Of course the news
gathering trust used that portion
which was believed would cause the
most trouble in the populist ranks.
Even The Public of Chicago fell into
the trap, although I do not believe Mr.
Post would Intentionally create a
Senator Harris was on the ground
Thursday and the afternoon trains
brought in a number of delegations, al
though most of the delegates came in
Thursday night. The amalgamation
lsts had slated Grant Harrington, of
Hiawatha, Brown county, for tempo
rary chairman and Mr. Harrington in
an interview with the Topeka Journal
said: ' .
"We Brown county people believe
in fusion and we believe the way to
have it is to fuse from the ground up.
We believe the populist3 ought to 0
into the democratic primaries and help
make the ticket. It will be necessary
for the populist state committee to call
a state convention just the same ' to
nominate the ticket, but. we believe
it ought to be the same a3 the demo
crats nominate and it will have to go
on the ballot under the democratic
name. The state committee has no
right to refuse to, call a convention.
There may be a few-populists who will
not want to do that sort of thing, and
they ought to be given a chance to
vote for whomever they please on the
populist ticket If we are going to
abandon the populist party we should
turn it over to -the fellows who want
it in good repair. I really think the
organization should be kept up, and
I suppose that will probably be done."
Thursday night was set for a meet
ing of the state central committee,
but so many delegates were present
that it was deemed advisable to hold
an open meeting and discuss the situa
tion. Speeches were made by W. J.
Babb of Wichita, editor of the Kan
sas Commoner; ex-Congressman J. D.
Botkin of Winfield, Mrs. . Annie L.
Diggs, Senator W. A. Harris, P. P. Ei
der of Franklin county, Judge Frank
Doster, Judge J. E. Andrews, C. B.
Hoffman and Judge L. T. Little. Mr.
Botkin's speech was decidedly middle-
of-the-road as we understand that
term in Nebraska; in other words, h
intimated that he favored going it
alone. This of course is not to be
wondered at in view of the fact that
he was elected to congress two terms
by fusion or co-operation of the demo
crats and populists. Experience In
Nebraska shows that the beneficiaries
of co-operation after having enjoyed
the honor and emoluments of office
are usually fiercest in their denuncia
tion of "unholy alliances" with the
democratic party. Mr. Babb felt that
the deomcrats had not met the ad
vances of the populist committee in a
proper spirit and although he was bit
terly opposed to the sort of fusion sug
gested by the amalgamationists, I be
lieve he favors an honorable co-operation
if it can be effected. Mr. Hotf-
man said he had a plan which be
wanted to tell that night, because he
might have a different one tomorrow;
he favored no action whatever by the
populist party until the infamous elec
tion law should be repealed, believing
that such a course if it could be tak
en would cause such inquiry that
public sentiment would grow so great
that the republicans would of their
own accord wipe the offending law off
the statute books of Kansas. Th
other speakers all favored co-operation
with the democrats and discussed
the various ways in which It might be
Friday morning at 10 o'clock the
conference was called to order in rep
resentative hall. Secretary John Cur
ran read the official call and the ad
dress Issued by the state committee.
Chairman E. R. Ridgley of the state
committee consumed some time In ex
plaining the election law and then
called for nominations for temporary
cnairman or the conference. Edwin
Taylor of Wyandotte county nomi
nated Grant Harrington. W. J. Babb
nominated Walter N. Allen of Jeffer
son county. Neither of the nominee
were anti-fuslonists. Harrington rep
resented the "go-into-the-democratte-primaries"
element, under the leader
ship of Senator Harris; and Allen rep
resented the co-operationists and all
who favored maintaining the populist
party organization. The small num
ber of mid-roaders voted for Allen. He
was elected by a vote of 213 to 106
or more than two to one.
Upon being escorted to the chair, Mr.
"No one now can doubt the spirit of
this conference. That we will resolve
to maintain the integrity of the peo
ple's party organization and the in
tegrity of its principles, . is already
assured. But in this action our woo
ing .democratic friends need not feel
discouraged. For if they are willing
to be fair, reasonable and just, a coal
ition can be formed against the com
mon enemy that will . advance the
cause of the people's party and stim
ulate the progress of the democratic
party. .-'.i: H : ' . ; ; ,
"With us names are nothing, prin
ciples are everything. We belong to a
class of producers, and consumers, that
seek not the spoils of office, but reform
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"We are at war against bank mon
opoly, land and railroad monopoly,
elevator and stock yard monopoly.
Banks of issue should be abolished,
and the government functions to is
sue money resumed. Land holdin.
should ba limited by law and our rail
roads, grnin elevators and stock yards
cufcht to be owned and operated Ly
the government at the cost of service.
"The producers of live stock in the
states tributary to the markets o
Kansas City pay in commissions three
million dollars annually, and one mii-
lion dollars stock yard charges, and
are swindled out of one million dol
lars more by combination of buyers.
and in the manipulation of markets
If the state of Kansas owned the
Kansas City stock yards the transfers
0; live stock would be made by state
agents at the cost of service, and the
stock yard charges would be reduced
to one-sixth the present cost. This
ast saving of expenses of about five
million dollars annually in the market
ing of live stock would be divided be
tween producer and consumer. It
would cheapen the cost of cut meats
on one hand, while it would improve
the price of live stock on the other.
This system would do more, it would
steady the market, and uniform prices
would be maintained to the great
benefit of both producer and consumer.
"Money, land and government own
ership of public utilities are the thre6
leading issues of the reform to be tak
en up one at a time in the order of
necessity and paramount importance.
"The evils of government do not
come all at once, nor can they be re
moved all at once. The cords of op
pression can be loosened only one at
"When Dewey made his attack on
the Spanish fleet in Manila bay, he
concentrated his guns upon the fla
ship, and thus sunk and destroyed one
at a time the entire fleet of the enemy,
v. inning as it were the most signal
naval victory that the world has ever
"The populist party stands as the
only national sponsor for economic
equality economic justice, progress
and Industrial reform. We can force
the acceptance of these principles of
reform if the party will maintain In
tact its organization, and fight to se
cure the balance of power between
the two old parties, 'When you are
, - riv vcl, m?y oneri fire.' The money
oueetion is not settled; it is the mur
dered Banquo that will push the un
just from the stools of power.
"Your chairman felt that he had
something to say, and wanted to s.i.v
it now. And in the last words of the
brave Laurence, 'Don't give up the
After Mr. Allen closed there wa.-
a short wrangle over the appointment
of committees, but it was finally de
cided that committees on resolutions,
rules, permanent organization and
credentials should be appointed, two
delegates from each congressional dis
trict and two at large. A recess wa3
taken to allow each district to se
lect its members of the various com
mittees. Committees were selected as fol
First district S. H. Allen, Shawnee;
John W. Breidenthal, Shawnee.
Second district J. P. Hindman,
Olathe; P. P. Elder, Franklin.
Third district M. . A. Householder,
Cherokee; J. D. Botkin, Cowley.
Fourth district L. R. Wright,
Lyon; Taylor Riddle, Marion.
Fifth district Andrew Shearer,
Marshall; C. B. Hoffman, Dickinson.
Sixth district W. D. Street, De
catur; C. H. Moody, Jewell.
Seventh district W. J. Babb, Sedg
wick; Wm. Stryker. Sumner.
First district Grant Harrington.
Brown; John P. Stowell, Nemaha.
Second district John T. Little.
Johnson; Edwin Taylor, Wyandotte.
Third district J. M. Allen, Nesho;
Charles Stevens, Cherokee.
Fourth district C. Swarthout, Os
age: G. W. Forrester, Butler.
Fifth district Dr. Smith, Washing
ton; John Doyle, Republic.
Sixth district Fred Smith, Russell;
Mr. Porter, Norton.
Seventh district B. C. Burrows.
Kingman; I. Costett, Harper.
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Fourth district I. A. Shriner, But
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Fifth district S. C. Wheeler, Cloud;
John McKee, Clay.
Sixth district Mr. Stewart, Sher
man; F. H. Dunham, Lincoln.
Seventh district Dr. Bohrer, Ly
ons; S. P. Gebhart, Pratt.
First district H. , Shumaker, Atch
ison ; C. B. Harmon, Jefferson.
Second t district O. W. Kingsbury,
Miami; J. R. Topping, Douglas.
Third district A. D. Watts, ;
W. C. McKay.
Fourth district O. H. Dfinkwater,
Osage; F. Delbert, Greenwood.
Fifth district A. P. Collins, Saline;
Ed Secrest, 'Riley.
Sixth district Anson Cook, Mitch
ell; Dazey, Graham.
Seventh district H. Lyon, ;
Sol Nelswonger, Sedgwick.
P. F. Yearout of Emporia and John
E. Wagner of Leavenworth were nom
inated for temporary secretary. Year
out won by a vote of 136 to 60, and
Wagner was made assistant secretary.
At the afternoon session the com
mittee 6n permanent organization pre
sented the name of Grant Harrington
for chairman. He had been defeated
in the morning for temporary chair
man because of his position in the In
terview before quoted. The confer
ence objected to his"' amalgamation
views, but to show that it was in no
snse a mid-road body, the committee
report was adopted and Mr. Harring
ton took the chair. His speech had
been prepared beforehand and was
not In accord with the views of the
majority, but nevertheless was list
ened to respectfully. He said in par1::
"It has been heralded far and wide
by the republican press that the pur
pose of this5 conference is to buck and
gag the people's party and turn it
over, bound hand and foot, to the dem
ocracy, and some good populists have
taken alarm at the impending danger.
Converts are not made that way. This
conference is not'the end of all things.
We are Here simply to take counsel
with each other. There will be a peo
ple's party state convention in Kansas
this year. Those of you who want to
nominate a populist ticket will be giv
en an opportunity to do so. As a mem
ber of your state central committee, 1
speak by the book when I tell you
that that committee intends at the
proper time to call a state nominating
convention. It would be unfaithful
to its trust did It fail to, do so. A
state central , committee is charged
with the care of the party machinery
between conventions, and it is not for
the committee to say that no more
tickets shall be nominated. That Is
the province of the regularly elected
delegates to a-state convention. Let
us then at the very outset of these de
liberations put away the idea that an
effort is being made to steal away the
organization from, those who want a
people s party T ticket in the field in
the coming state campaign.
In closing, Mr, Harrington said:
"The people's party has had its day.
Populistlc principles, however, must
and will prevail in this nation and if
the democratic party abandons its
vantage ground, a new organization
will spring up to take its place, but (i
will not come from the prairies of
Kansas. Its genesis will be found not
on the farms, but in the towns. Its
rallying cry will be public ownership
of all monopolies and its strength will
be found in the cities. But until that
time comes, let us join hands with
the organization which under the
eadership of Bryan is making a gal
ant fight to save the nation from cor
porations and trusts and other forms
of aggression upon the right of the
The committee on resolutions con
sumed the greater part of the after
noon before reporting. While the
committee was out a five-minute rule-
was adopted by J;he conference and a
great many speeches were made which.
hough informal in character, had the
effect of clarifying the atmosphere and
placing the conference In a deliberative
frame of mind. Although there was
the firmest opposition between the ex
treme wings represented, yet I have
never been in a convention where
there was as little political rancor ex
hibited. No speaker impugned the
motives of any other. It did not take
ong to determine that the conference
was in no mood to listen to any propo
sitions looking to the abandonment
of the populist ; party organization,
and the most extreme amalgamation-
sts receded In a great measure from
the position they had originally taken,
while the mid-roaders modified their
demands for an out-and-out populist
ticket and seemed willing to co-operate
with the democrats upon any hon
orable ground. The middle course ad
vocates were largely in the majority,
although they divided up when it
came to a vote on the reports submit
ted by the committee on resolutions.
Hence, the vote of 165 to 198 de-
eating the minority report does not
represent in any manner a division
along the lines of fusion and anti
fusion. I am satisfied that In the
whole conference there were not twen
ty delegates who were uncompromls-
ngly against some sort of co-operation
with the democrats; and neither of the
reports was satisfactory to a majority
of the conference,, the majority report
being too general and Indefinite In Its
terms and that of the minority too
As originally reported the majority
resolutions began with a long pream
ble and wound up with these words:
"We recommend that a state nomi
nating convention of the people's par
ty of Kansas be hejd at the city of To
peka or Hutchinson. We also recom
mend and earnestly urge a union of
all parties and voters opposed to im
perialism, trusts and corporate domi
nation, in our state and national gov-
renment in each congressional district
upon one candidate for-congress and
n such representative district upon
one candidate for the legislature, and,
Resolved, That we demand a vig
orous campaign in favor of our state
ticket and for the promulgation of the
principles of the people's, 'party."
These were signed by ,S. H. Allen, J.
man, W. D. Street, C. B. Moody, W. J.
tfabb and William Stryker.
A minority report, signed by Andrew
Shearer, L. R. Wright, P. P. Elder and
Taylor Riddle, was also presented. It
"Resolved. That we reauest and ad
vise the populist state committee to a free price list
van a popunsi aeiegate state conven
tion to meet at the same place and on
the same day of the meeting of the
democratic state convention for the
purpose of operating with the 'demo
crats in formulating a state plat
form, embracing the fundamental prin
ciples contained in our platforms of
1896 and 1900, national and state, and
for the further purpose of having an
equal number of places assigned on
the combined state ticket to the pop
ulist party. And we further advise
that when the platform and places on
the ticket are amicably arranged so
that the populist convention can se
lect their candidates from their own
party to be placed on the combined
ticket so selected and nominated and
place such ticket on the ballot under
a name to be agreed upon by the com
"Resolved, further, That we advise
that the populist convention should
select its usual state committee and
that the whole party machinery be
maintained and wait for further de
Discussion on the substitution of the
minority report for that of the ma
jority had only fairly begun when
Mr. Babb moved to recommit and al
low the committee. to try again. To
this the minority objected strenuous
ly. Mr. Hoffman explained that it was
understood that no minority report
would be filed and for this reason thft
whole matter should be recommitted
This was done. Upon reporting the
second time, it was found that the ma
jority had cut out the preamble, the
"sermon on the mount" as Mr. Elder
expressed it, leaving only two para
graphs, as follows:
"First, we recommend that a state
convention of the people's party in
Kansas be called for the purpose of
nominating a state ticket.
"Second, we demand a vigorous
campaign in favor of our state ticket
and for the promulgation of the prin
ciples of the people's party."
The minority also changed Its re
port slightly, the amended paragraph
"And we further advise that when
the platform and places on the ticket
are amicably arranged so that the
populist can select its candidates from
its own party to be placed on the co
operative ticket: then in that case
the populist convention shall indorse
the combined ticket so selected and
named and place such ticket on the
ballot under either the democratic or
populist name as may be agreed upon
by the convention."
Debate continued under the five
minute rule on the resolutions until
after 10 o'clock p. m., when a vote was
reached upon substituting the minor
ity report for the majority report:
Ayes, 165; noes, 198. The major
itv report was then adopted without
roll call and the conference adjourned.
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1 lb. pkg. mixed bird seed .... 5
Toothpicks, per box.... 5
5 gal. keg pure cider vinegar.... 1 03
Rope, all sizes, per lb 15
Gelatine, 2 pkgs 23
Vaseline 5 and 10
Axle grease 5 and 10
Shoe blacking 5 and 10
Shoe dressing, per bottle 10
Horse Radish, per bottle 10
Catsup, per bottle.. 10, 15, 23
5 gal. keg of sweet cider 1 50
Best soda crackers, 25-lb. box..
Best oyster crackers, 25-lb. box.
3-lb. box best crackers
Ginger snaps, per lb
Graham crackers, per , lb
Lemon wafers, per lb. 18
Vanilla wafers, per lb IS
Jumbles, per lb 12
Very choice Japan, 35c lb, 3 lbs.fl f0
Fancy Japan tea, per lb 50
Oolong, Young Hyson, English
Breakfast and Gunpowder tea, cheap
at 35 and 50c per lb.
We want you to try the 3-lb. tea
we offer for $1.00.
Japan Sif tings, per lb
. 1 50
THE FARMERS GROCERY GO.
giving too much aid and comfort to
the amalgamationists but there are
few, writers In Kansas who wield as
powerful an influence with the pen as
Kansas Conference Notes
The Kansas City Star was the
only paper to make a fair report of
Mrs. Diggs assured me that she
would not be long idle; that In a very
short time she should take up editorial
work either In Kansas or Washing
ton but probably in Kansas. "I have
the advantage of mamma," said her
daughter. "I know I'm a populist; but
mamma isn't quite sure what she is
Unon sus-gestion of a delegate. 88
veterans of tho civil war stood up to
be counted. And this moved Dr. Bohr
er of Lyon county to read a letter
showing that G. A. R. members in
Kansas get half rates on all railroads
in the state; "but," he said, "there are
only 14,000 members in Kansas out of
60,000 veterans, because the G. A. R.
is run as a republican auxiliary and
there are about 46,000 veterans who
are not republicans."
"You were up against a hard propo
sition in 1900," I said to John W. Bri
denthal, who was candidate for gov
ernor that year, "it Is hard to beat a
man who has the support of both the
saloons and churches." "Yes, that's
a fact, ne answered, put mere are
no sore spots on me; my opponent was
charged with carrying a joint on one
shoulder and a Sunday school on the
other. I made but one promise dur
ing the whole campaign, and that was
to enforce the laws if elected; and I
have no regrets that I did not pursue
some other course. The boys stood by
me manfully the democrats and pop
ulists and up to within a few days ot
election it looked as though I should
have a walk-away."
"I tell you brethren, this old fash
ioned populism will be like the epidem
ic of smallpox It won't hurt much,
but when it breaks out It will take
the whole country." Senator James
Tapp of Sedgwick county.
"The reason we went Into the dem
ocratic caucus was that we found our
selves a little clique without power
or Influence in the senate and unable
to secure good committee assignments.
the republicans told the truth better nothing to wOrk to, or work for. This
than they thought wnen tney sain made it necessary for us to ally our
that drouth makes pops. Some of Beives with one or the other of the
the most earnest populists we have dominant parties.' The democrats as
now never began to think of these snred us that If , we co-operated with
great questions until poverty pinched them that we would be free to act as
them; bur once they get the principle we desired if we differed with them,
thoroughly learned a little relief They said that the men who bolted
doesn't change them. But it's differ- the Chlcaeo and Kansas City platforms
ent with these dry-weather, chinch- WOuld not be permitted to dictate the
bue pons they're all right till they get T,artv nollcv and thev have kept their
a square meal and then they go back pr0mlse. I can say emphatically that
to the republican party. They've gone you nee(j have no fear of the demo
cratic party, as now organized, being
disorganized or reorganized by the
Cleveland-Hill-Whitney wing. I urge
you to act calmly in this matter of
fusion with the democrats. We can
retain our organization and co-operate
with the democrats on a basis which
Householder of Cherokee county in
terviewed a large number of populists
in his county. To the question, Arc
you willing to co-operate with the
democratic party, 174 answered "yes'
and 8 "no." If the democrats and
populists unite upon a ticket, but it
goes on the ballot under the demo
cratic name, how will you vote? 120
would vote the ticket; 17 the republi
can: 36 the socialist eight of these in
tending to vote the socialist ticket
"We're rid of the 'chinch-bug pop
ulists now," said a Stafford county
delegate, Vand I believe our growth
i'rom now on will be a solid one.
There's no use talking against it j
now, and we're well rid of them.
Roebrt Hanson of Concordia has for
years been making a study of bank
credits and their effect upon prices.
He is too far in advance of many of
l.ta HonViT-rm tn s-pt a TnMent hearintr.
iixa uii-vu' " o-- x I ... . . . - - tl m
a reat many of the newer populists win De sausiaciory 10 an ut you ana
hovintr atiiriipd the monev Question less without m any way endangering our
carefully than Mr. Hanson has. But
he is sound nevertheless and his plans
for a series of farmers' banks In Kan
sas, run on a co-operative plan, ought
to be a success.
Unfortunately for the populists of
Kansas, Mrs, Annie L. Diggs is no
longer editor of the Farmers Advocate.
The business management tried to con
trol her utterances and the clash
. -, m -r-vr . - t 1 ..
came: remaps lure, uigss reaiiy wao
Integrity." Senator W. A. Harris.
Do you want a home on easy terms
or an investment tnat win pay you
15 per cent. We have it in Idaho
land, and have sent an experienced
man' to investigate and can and will
furnish reliable information. Write
P. J. Carey,
..Also jcancbJusdjs Jn Colorado. Wvo-J
Editor Independent: In The Inde
pendent of February 6 you say that
you cannot imagine how any person
would want to quit his present occu
pation for an office, of $2,500 a year.
There are one-half million tramps
on the road with a college education
who would be glad. to swap for $150 a
year, and save $100 out of that (board
themselves). There are 10,000 farmers
in northwestern Nebraska who, "for
twenty years, have not averaged $100
a year over horse feed, taxes and in
terest, that they could use to live on
and clothe themselves with. A neigh
bor farmer ha3 not sold one bushel of
corn and not a hog. He has twenty
five bushels In the crib on which to
feed three horses, and he would hav:
had sixty bushels of wheat, but no one
would haul a machine four miles to
thresh it Here are thousands HKe
him. Put the question In the paper to
for the government since you started
for $250 a year (and taken a $250 house
for the first year's pay) than work on
your farm as you have done with its
result In cash (not the increase In
the value of farms)? and you will see
that none out of ten would answer that
they would rather have worked for the
government and would do so now, not
because of the honor, but because it
would pay better. '
There is as much money in circula
tion as there is need for and land is
raising. It makes it harder for the
poor to get land. The proletarian is
worse off on account of high prices.
In the name of heaven, what remedy
do you propose? Changing to demo
cratic party will not do It.
S. P. GIBSON.
(There are not to exceed 1.000.000
college graduates in the United States.
To say that half of them are tramps
is pretty hard on the colleges. A two
year term at $2,500 does not mean that
the office-holder gets that much un
less he does some stealing besides.
Any man who ever made a state cam
paign as the candidate for any party
could enlighten Mr. Gibson on that
subject considerably. If the office
holder comes out even, he will do more
than most of the honest men who
have held office. That is the region
where there has been drouth and
blistering suns; the farmers have suf
fered severely, no one will deny, but
in other regions of the state they have
made more money than any other
class of business men who have not
been granted some special privilege
by the government or the railroads.
The Independent has never proposed
that the populist party dissolve. It ad
vocates as a measure of relief that all
special privileges be abolished, that
taxation should be made equal and
that In all forms of business where
competition is impossible, that the
government should own and conduct
them for the benefit of the whole peo
ple. Ed. Ind.)
From North Carolina
Editor Independent: It is not the
manhood of any section that threatens
the country, but the money power, the
millionaires and aristocracy, so-called,
who would be glad to see us have a
king. I think that W. J. Bryan Is
the man of the time. He towers In all
the points of a statesman like Saul
the son of Kish, not in statue, but In
mental, moral and religious strength
and ability. Oh! how the plutocrats
do hate him. S. J. MONTAGUE.
. Winston-Salem, N. C.
Editor Independent: I like your
paper and think it is the paper that
the masses ought to read and let the
cheap corporation paid papers aloue,
but when I have tried to get subscrib
ers at my office they have said that it
was too high, times too hard, while at
the same time they were taking two or
three gold bug papers.
W. J. GARDNER.
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