The independent. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1902-1907, October 08, 1903, Page 13, Image 13
OCTOBER 8,-1303. - THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT 13 Through the Initiative and Referendum. The committee on resolutions re ported the following, which was adopted by a unanimous rising vote: - The delegates of, the suited people's labor partjMof Kentucky in contention assembled desire to congratulate the reform voters of Kentucky over the tendency of organized labor and the farmers of the country to unite their efforts to advance their mutual inter ests. We feel now as in 1902, when the Omaha platform enunciated the. great truths upon which the people's party was founded that "the interests of rural and civic labor are the same their enemies aro identical." We congratulate the united reform movement upon the substantial prog . ress of the immortal principles for which we now stand and have always stood, namely . Honest elections the right of every Htizfcn to cast a free and unrestricted ballot, and to have his ballot counted and returned as cast Free ana non est elections are the foundation upon which thp. endurine remiblic must stand. - , Majority rule, through the initiative and referendum, dome away iorever with political machines, and making the people in fact as well as in name self-governing and free. A just financir.l system, taking the control of the volume of money out of the hands of speculators and sny locks, and making money the servant of the people rather than tne master Pnhlifi ownershiD the miblic own ing and operating the great essential mononolies in the Interest of ail. Opposition to, land monopoly be lieving that the land is the heritage of all thfl neonI from their common Creator, and not to be . monopolized by a few and the masses leit nome- . less. ' Labor legislation preventing child labor, shortening hours of labor, and the passage of all laws oettermg ine conditions of wage-workers, and in creasing their earnings. Recognition and advancement of the union label as the bacge of intelli gent, well paid, free labor, in contra distinction from the products of wage slaves driven by Ignorance and avarice to toil in sweat shops under cruel mas ters, for a bare sustenance. Recognizing that no reform is pos sible until the majority of the people favor it, and feeling perfectly secure in trusting the welfare of this com monwealth with a fair and unpreju diced majority of the people, we de clare the most Imrortant or all issues to be that of the initiative and refer endum, or majority rule, providing the open door through which all other re forms may be secured; and, without deserting: or modifying; our position on any of the great issues we deem nec essary for the advancement of labor we recommend that our efforts be cen tered upon the issue of majority rule in an attempt to secure its immediate adoption. In this connection it is therefore Resolved, That in counties - where there are no reform candidates for legislative offices, the labor forces or ganize to secure-practical results, and agree to vote for no man for repre sentative or senator who will not sign the following pledge: PLEDGE TO BE SIGNED. v "If elected to the legislative office to which I aspire, I agree on my honor as a man and a citizen of the common wealth of Kentucky, to vote against any proposed election law which is not absolutely fair to all political parties - and does not guarantee to every citi zen the full enjoyment of uis const! tutional rights. I also agree to vote to submit to the people at the next general election a proposed amend ment to the constitution of Kentucky providing for the initiative and refer endum, by which not over five per cent of the voters of the state or any legal subdivision thereof may demand the submission of a proposed law to vote of the people before it becomes operative or may propose a law and that the people may likewise nroDO and secure further 'amendments to the state constitution." , Resolved, That we call upon all la tor and other organizations favoring THE NEW YORK Handkerchief Store J. Sander, 335 Broadway, New York City. rpt. a. The only txclu -handkerchief store in the United S'af es. Will Mail Catalogue en Application ALSO One fine plain heni&titotaed ladies' ' handkerchief F ' FE as an introduction eft. Special All Linen Offer For Ladl6S 3 with yonr initi worked in wreath and 3 plain hemstitched 6foroc For Hen: 5 all linan hsnstitchsd 50a, the principle to join us in demanding pledges from all candidates Resolved. That this pledge te sud- xnitted to all candidates and where all feign it and othe-s refuse, that reform find labor voters be requested to sup port the candidate willing to so pledge himself. Where no candidate will sign this agreement an independent candi date Bhould be placed In the field and vigorous campaign waged on tnese ines; or that reformers refrain from voting at all. Resolved. That the support given to any candidate signing this pledge be given solely on the ground of prin ciples involved, and that no division of offices or other reward be asked for or accepted. Resolved, That an executive commit tee of tnree memuers, representing i both organized labor and the people's party, be appointed to organize the state on these lines and to secure from the various political parties lists of all legislative candidates, and that the above pledge be submitted to ah. with the information that unless a reply be received by October 15 it will be considered-that the candidate failing to answer Is opposed to the principles set forth. Resolved, That the names of all candidates signing the pledge referred to be published, and copies furnished to all committeemen and workers throughout the state and every reason able effort put forth to elect those who do so pledge themselves. Resolved, That under existing cir cumstances we feel that the nomina tion of a state ticket would be Inop portune, but that we recommend to reform and labor oters to use their votes in the most effective manner to purify and uplift the politics of our grand old commonwealth, and to free out citizenship from the domination of political rings, cliques and factions. Resolved, That we urge upon all friends of labor the importance of de manding union made goods when they go to make purchases, and that they accept no goods that do not bear the union label as a guarantee that they were made by intelligent, fair, union labor. The following executive committee was selected and granted plenary pow er to carry out the resolutions adopt? d in the most effective manner, namely Jo A. Parker, Joe D. Brad burn and Wm, B. Bridgeford. Headquarters will be at the Enterprise hotel, 242 E. Market st, Louisville,-and the active support of every friend of majority ruie 13 solicited. Let us. nave your name and address at once as a worker in this cause, for we have much for you to do. Address, JO A. PARKER. General Organizer, Louisville, Ky, Such is the Kentucky program. It is pratically sure that a constitutional amendment for majority rule will be secured from the legislature to be elected. Two years ago a first effort was made but as the questions asvel included several of a partisan nature there were fewer replies than would otherwise have been made, and the questions were asked at a late day in the campaign, at the instance of the state committee. Two years' experi ence has shown how to improve the system. (Continued Next Week.) . H. E. Leisy, of Wisner, Neb., culled out the poor end of the cattle in his feed yard and put same on the South Omaha market Tuesday last week, where they brought the very satisf'ac tory price of $5.40. Nye & Buchanan Co. made the sal3. Mr. Leisy expects to ship the heavy end soon. Col. Feller Delighted . . Editor Independent: I was much de lighted reading the letters from the old reformers that came "over the trail." Grand men, good men, noble men, men that had moral sense and courage. In all ages such men have blazed the way and made progress possible. In all ages God has had few brave spirits that would not bow their knees to Baal. Such spirits are God's lever with which He moves the world. God bless the Old Guard and may their spirit still walk the earth until populist principles regenerate America; when moral cowards and political buzzards fade out of our sky, and a redeemed manhood look bscV with pity on a generation with special privileges, and marvel at their stupid ity. I ever look through the telescope of justice to the dawn where mingles the forces that impel the onward march of man. and by faith in the final triumph of right, catch a glimpse of a grander civilization in which "equal rights un der the law" shall crown and glorify the efforts of man. Such is the faith of all reformers that strive to better the conditions of their fellow man. and without such faith progress would be impossible. The populists of Amfrlr have already made contributions to Is) ft u u AH i u u Oil D 0 Lincoln's big mail order procery house has been instructed by the factory supplying them paint to cut and slash prices for 15 days. Well, w'v obeyed the order and here offer thr se who are interest ed in high grade paint some re markable values. Send a draft, express or money order and buy Purity IIoui?e Paint, per gal. $1.15 Purity Barn Paint, per gal. . .52$ Puritv Floor Paint, rer eal.. .98 isAJttJAW KJ4UIU, OAt gal .49 .42 Carriage Paint, all colors, per fl OS-ft, Wagon and Implement Paint per gallon ............ .... .98 Top Dressing, finest in the world, per quart .40 Asphaltum. per gal... 50 First Coat Primer, per gal.. ; .68 Furniture Varnish, per gal.. 1.00 Hard Oil, per gal. 1.15 Wood Filler, per gal......... 1.15 Wood Alcohol, jer gal 95 China Wall Brushes, best, 21 inch, each' .22 China Wall Brushes, best, 3- inch. each .30 China Wall Brushes, best, 4 inch, each .45 American Venetian Ked, per pound English Venetian Red, per pound................ French Yellow Ochre, per lb. Firench Gray Ochre, per lb. . Linseed Oil, rer gal Price on oil subject to market change. Al) point warranted or money returned. Address Mail Order Department, THE FARMERS' GROCERY CO. 226-2ii:-'2P-tS4-lfi-S2- No. 10th Street, LINCOLN, NEBRASKA. .01 .021 .m .02 .38 L Union Pacific ,. $50.00 -Round Trip San Francisco or Us Angel::. Account American Bankers As sociation. Tickets on a!e Oct 8 the science of government that have been appropriated by the old parties and what was once denoiinceu "fads" and their advocates 'denounced as "long-haired men" rnd "short haired women" are now operating to bless. The rural delivery is here, mu nicipal ownership of internal improve ments is here, it won t be long until government ownership of all means of transportation and communication will be here; and it can't be very long before the producers of all the wealth will see that the government must coin the mcney, and that every dollar shall be eoual in debt-paying power. I say it cannot be long, for the peo ple are beginning to understand and panic will finish up their education True, it may be slow, but come It must; and when it comes, what politi cil party has the argument but the populist'.' Yc-s, brethren, we have ev er7 reason foi being hopeful, for now all discord within has ceased and truth stands at the helm of common sense while experience points the way. The buglf notes from Omaha are ringing ovtr -the land ; and the west has heard it as never before, the south and north have caught its sweet notes of con cord, and the east sheds its dim light in recognition of the oncoming host. The banner from Omaha again sweeps the heavens, carried by beat ing hearts and loyal hands: cheered by our wives and loved by our daugh ters, and honored by patriots, and who dare to pull it down? Yes, brethren line up for country, line up for home and loved ones, line up for truth and justice, line up for the greatest politi cal battle the world ever saw; line up and be counted, for now you are need ed; line up and pass "the word all along the line forward, march! and move on the enemy, and publish to all the world, we shall never turn back until victory comes. Line up, leave all grumblers behind to mingle with sore heads and kickers, to go where they belong.- I appeal to men of heart and brain, to men of honor, to men that love principle, to line up, that the gospel of Omaha may be heard throughout the world. J. S. FELTEE. Springfield, 111. . to 17, inclusive, vember 30th. Return limit No- r0 For full iniormatlon call on or address E.B. 5L0SS0N, Gen'l Agent, Lincoln, Neb. mi O Street. C CHEAP EXCURSIONS TO OHIO AND INDIANA POINTS Spt. ist, 8tk, lstk.sMOct. 6th-Rtura Limit Days. ROUND TRIP RATES FROM OMAHA nmnTnifln t2r.67. Urbana J27.R4. 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