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HILL'S POLITICAL HISTORY OF THE
By Thomas E. HilL
This is a large octavo book of 450 pages, condensed by tabulation
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Its purpose is to clearly present, in a manner entirely non-partisan,
the merit attaching to each party. No partiality is shown in behalf
of any political organization. Like the dictionary, it simply defines.
It gives the best-known argument- in favor of each, and leaves the
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It treats upon the important live issues o the time, and is an indis
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What are Democratic principles!
What does a single tax advocate propose'
If all tax was placed on land, what would
be the tax on the farm!
What would be the tax on suburban prop
erty, and how much on the acre worth two
million dollars in the center of the city!
What does a Republican believe!
Why be a Republican and favor high pro
What are the arguments for and against
What do the Socialists want!
What would be the conditions it Socialistic
What do the Populists desire!
If government owned and operated the
banks, and banks never failed, and people
never hid their money and all money came
out and into active circulation, and money
was so abundant that Interest became low,
and all enterprise started up and everybody
had employment, what then!
What do the Nationalists want!
Why nationalize the railroads, the coal
mines and various industries!
What do the eight-hour advocates pro
pose! If working certain hours yields cer
tain profit, how could working less hours
yield more profit!
How could women be benefited by voting!
What started the financial panic of 1893!
Who commenced the tirade against silver,
that resulted in the repeal of the Sherman
Who started the stampede on the banks in
1893, by which 714 of them failed in eight
months, and four hundred million dollars
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Who was President of the United States in
Who hare been the occupants of the presi
dential chair since 18791
Who have been members of the Cabinet
during every presidential administration!
How many Democrats, Republicans, and
members of other parties have we had In
each and every Congress!
How many lawyers In each Conirressl
Whence originated the names of "Brother
Jonathan," "Uncle Sam," "Loco-Foco,"
"Silver Greys," etc., etc.!
What were the issues Involved In the
Missouri Compromise, the Monroe Doctrine,
the Dred Scott Decision, Fugitive Slave
Law, etc., etc. I
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great leaders in ourearly hiBtory, including
Washington, Patrick Henry, Hamilton,
Webster, Franklin, Clay, Calhoun, Jefferson
What has thrown so many people Into
Idleness of late years!
Why so many tramps!
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ment! When did the coal miners strike begin
and what was the extent of that movementl
What are the facts about the Pullman
strike, the American Railway Union and
the boycott of the Pullman cars!
What are the remedies proposed whereby
capital and labor may each have Justice!
See "Hill's Political History of the United
Bullet at nil initial ion.
Sioux City, Iowa. Xov. 12. When
John Foley, a janitor, was taken into
a local lodge of the A. O. U. W. for
the initiatory exercises last night, he
objected to being blinmoiaea, saying
he had been mistreated once before
and did not propose to have it occur
. . r 1 1 . . ,1 Yti.t
again, lie nnauy tuuscureu uuu
,k.n fi Vinndarrfi was on whipped
out a revolver and discharged it reck
lessly. He was caught before anyone
was harmed and the revolver was
wrested from him and he was thrown
into the street He will no come
a member of the order.
St. Joseph Republicans to Contest,
St. Joseph, Mo., Nov. 12. Six of
the Republican candidates who were
defeated in the election Tuesday have
announced their intention of contest
ing the results. The offices to be
fought for are circuit clerk and re
corder of deeds, prosecuting attor
ney, collector,, county judge of the
First district, probate judge and as
sessor. The Republican county clerk
was elected by a majority of one, and
the Democrats threaten a contest if
papers are tiled by the Republicans.
Von nc Loiran In a Mffht.
Baltimore, Md., Nov. 12. John A.
Logan, jr who has a string of horses
at the Maryland horse show, and
Martin O'Brien, a local horse man,
came to blows at the exhibition last
night, O'Brien claiming that Logan's
horse got in the wav of his turnout
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but were separated before either
combatant received any injury.
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I'EOI'LK M I'LATFOUM.
Adopfd by the Convention at Om
aha Nebraska, July 4, 1802
Assembled upon the one hundred and
sixteenth anniversary of the Declaration
of Independence, the People's Purty of
America, in their first national conven
tion, invoking upon their action the
blessings of Almighty God, puts forth in
the name, and on behalf of the people of
the country, the following preamble and
declaration of principles:
The conditions which surround us best
justify our co-operation; we meet in the
midst of a nation brought to the verge
of moral, political and material ruin.
Corruption dominates the ballot box,
the legislatures, the Congress, and
touches even the ermine of the
bench. The people are demoralized;
most of the states have been compelled
to isolate the voters at the polling places
to prevent universal intimidation or
bribery. The newspapers are largely
subsidized or muzzled; public opinion
silenced; business prostrated; our homes
covered with mortgages; labor impover
ished; and the land concentrating in the
hands of the capitalists. The urban
workmen are denied the right of organi
zation for self-protection; imported pau
perized labor beats down their wages; a
hireling army, unrecognized by our law,
is established to shoot them down; and
they are rapidly degenerating into Euro
pean conditions. The fruits of the toil of
millions are boldly stolen to build up
colossal fortunes for a few, unprecedented
in the history of mankind, and the pos
sessors of these in turn despise the re
public and endanger liberty. From the
same prolific womb of governmental in
justice we breed the two great classes
tramps and millionaires.
The national power to create money
is appropriated to enrich bondholders; a
vast public debt, payable in legal tender
currency, has been funded into gold-bearing
bonds, thereby adding millions to
the burdens of the people.
Silver, which has been accepted as coin
since the dawn of history, has been de
monetized to add to the purchasing pow
er of gold, by decreasing the value of all
forms of property, as well as human la
bor, and the supply of currency is pur
posely abridged to fatten usurers, bank
rupt enterprise, andenslave industry. A
vast conspiracy against mankind has
been organized on two continents, and
it is rapidly taking possession of the
world. If not met and overthrown at
once it forebodes terrible social convul
sions, the destruction of civilization, or
the establishment of an absolute despot
ism. We have witnessed for more than
a quarter of a century the struggles of
the two great political parties for power
and plunder, while grievous wrongs have
been inflicted upon the suffering people.
We charge that the controlling influence
dominating both these parties have per
mitted the existing dreadful conditions
to develop, without serious effort to
preven t or restrain them.
Neither do they now promise us any
Bunntantial reform. They have agreed
together to ignore, in the coming cam
paign, every issue but one. They pro
pose to drown the outcriesof aplundered
people witn tne uproar oi a snain oattie
over ihe tariff; so that capitalists, corpo
rations, national banks, rings, trusts,
watered .stock, the demonetization of sil
ver, and the oppressions of the usurers
may ail be lost sight of. They propose
to sacrifice our homes, lives uud children
on the altar of Mammon; to destroy the
multitude in order to secure corruption
funds from the millionaires. Assembled
on the anniversary of the birthday of
the nation, and filled with the spirit of
the grand generation of men, who estab
lished our independence, we seek to re
store the government of the Republic to
the hands of "the plain people," with
whose class it originated. We assert our
purposes to be identical with the purpose
of the national constitution: "to forma
more perfect union, establish justice, in
sure domestic tranquility, provide for the
common defense, promote the general
welfare, andsecurethe blessings of liberty
ourselves and our posterity
We declare that this republic can only
endure as a free government while built
upon the love of the whole peopleforeach
other and for the nation; that it cannot
be pinned together by bayonets, that the
civil war is over and that every passion
and resentment which grew out of it must
die with it; and that we must be in fact,
as we are in name, one united brother
hood. Our country finds itself confront
ed by conditions for wnch there is no
precedent in the history the world
Our annual agricultural productions
amount to billions of dollars in value,
which must within a few weeksormonths
be exchanged for billions of dollars of
commodities consumed in their produc
tion: the existing currency supply is
wholly inadequate to make thisexchange.
The results are falling prices, the forma
tion of combines and rings, and the im
poverishment of theproducingclass. We
pledge ourselves that if given power we
will labor to correct these evils by wise
and reasonable legislation, In accordance
with the terms of our platform.
We believe that the powers of govern
mentin other words, of the peopl
should be expanded (as in the case of the
postal service) as rapidly and as far as
the good sense of an intelligent people,
and the teachings of experience, shall
instify: to the end that oppression, in
justice and poverty shall eventually cease
in the land
While our sympathies as a party of re
form are naturally upon the side of every
proposition which will tend to make men
intelligent, virtuous and temperate, we
nevertheless regard these questions im
portant as they are as secondary to the
great issues now pressing tor solution
and upon which not only our individual
prosperity, but the very existence of free
institutions depeuds; and we ask all men
to first help us to determine whether we
are to have a republic to administer, be-
which it is to be uuta
that the foiea.aLterin th8 &Hy organ
ized will never cease toTBoWTorrwdir
til every Wrong is righted and equal pri- I 0 we have discovered new ..d concentrated reme
:i ,..v.i;"t..l f- ll , -.die. The wcomp.ninR preK-ripnon l. oflered
Ylirgt?B eBlUUIIBUCTA IU1 Ull lUC UICU O.UV4
women of this country.
We declare, therefore,
UNION OP THK PEOPLE.
First, That the union of the labor
forces of the United States this day con
summated, shall be permanent and per
petual; may its spirit enter into all hearts
for the salvation of the republic and the
uplifting of mankind.
Second, Wealth belongs to him who
creates it; and every dollar taken-J-a-industry,
without an equivalent, is rob
bery. "If any man will not work neither
shall he eat." The interests of rural and
civic labor are the same; their enemies
Third. We believe that the time has
com when the railroad corporatious
will either own the pnple or the permit!
must own th rtilroadM; and should the
govern men t enter Uon the work of own
ing and managing the railroads, w
should favor an amendment to the con
stitution by which all persons engaged
in the government service shall be pro
tected by civil service regulations of the
most rigid character, so as to prevent
the increase of the power of the nationnl
administration by the use of such addi
tional gonernmeut employes.
We damand a national currency, safe,
sound and flexible; issued by the general
government only; a full legal tender for
all debts public and private; and that
witnout tue nse oi DanKingeorporations;
a just equitable and eflicient means of
distribution direct to the people, at a tax
not to exceed 2 per cent per annum, to
be provided as set forth in the sub-treu.v
ury plan of the Farmers' Alliance, or
some better system; also by payments in
discharge of its obligations for public
We demand free and unlimited coinage
of silver and gold at the present legal
ration of 16 to 1.
We demand that the amount of cir
culating medium be speedily increased to
not less than 50 per capita.
We demand a graduated income tax.
We believe that the money of the
country should be kept, as much as pos
sible, in the hands of the people; and
hence we demand that all state and na
tional revenues shall be limited to the
necessary expenses of the government,
economically and honestly administered.
We demand that postal savings banks
beestablished by the government for the
safe deposit of the earnings of the people
and the facilitation of exchange.
Transportation being a means of ei-
change and a public necessity; the gov
ernment should own and operate the
railroads in the interest of the people.
The telegraph and telephone, like the
postofflce system, being a necessity, for
the transmissionof news, should be owned
and operated by the government in the
interests of the people.
The land, including all natural re
sources of wealth, is the heritage of the
people, and should not be monopolized
for speculative purposes; andalien owner
ship of laud should be prohibited. All
land uOw held by railroads and other
corporations in excess of their actual
needs, and all lands now owned Dy
aliens, should be reclaimed by the gov
ernment and held for actual settlers
The following resolutions were offered
independent of the platform, and were
adopted, as expressive of the sentiments
of the convention:
Resolved, That we demand a free ballot
and a fair count in all elections, aud
pledge ourselves to secure to it every
legal voter without federal intervention,
through the adoption by the states ot
the unperverted Australian secret ballot
Resolved, That thsrevenuederivedfrom
a graduated income tax should be appli
ed to the reduction of theburden of taxa
tion now levied upon the domestic in
dustries of this couutry.
Resolved, That we pledge ou" Htipport.
to fair and liberal pensions .o ex-TJmuit
soldiers and sailors.
Resolved, Tha we condemn thefallar-.T
of protecting American labor under the
present system, which opens our ports to
the pauper and criminal classes of the
world, and crowds out our wnge-earners
and we denounce the present ineffective
law against contract labor, and demand
the further restriction of undesirable
Resolved, That we cordially sympa
thize with the efforts of organized work
ingmen to shorter the hours of labor and
demand a rigid enforcement pf the exist
ing eight-hour law on government work,
and ask that a penalty clause be added to
Resolved, That we regard the main
tenance of a large standing army of
mercenaries, known as the Pinkerton
system, as a menace to our liberties, and
we demand itsabolition.and wecondemn
the recent invasion of the Territory of
Wyoming by the hired assassins of
Plutocracy, assisted by Federal officers.
Resolved, That we commend to the
thoughtful consideration of the people
and the reform press, the legislative sys
tem known as the Initiative and Referen
dum. Resolved, That we favor a constitu
tional provision limiting the office of a
president and vice president to one term,
and providing for the election of the
senators by a direct vote of the people.
Resolved, That we oppose any subsidy
or national aid to any private corpora
tion for any purpose.
H. E. Taubenece, Chairman, Marshall ,
J. H. Turner, Secretary, Georgia.
Lawrence McFarland, Secretary, New
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A SILVER TRU3T.
On ! fcld to It lirg-anlxlng to Control
th I rl.-e of the Oat pub
Dknvkr, Col., Nov. 19. The Rocky
Mountain News says that a syndicate
is scheming to obtain control of the
silver market and dictate the price of
the metal to all silver using coun
tries. A conference was held in this
city this week, it is said, at which
were present Daniel Guggenheimer
of New York, Messrs. Barton and
Nash of Omaha, Mr. llanaur of Salt
Lake and Mr. Allen of tho Philadel
phia smelting and refining company
at Pueblo and representatives of the
local smelters and the leading silver
HlMCltlUteU Strikers Starving.
Denver, Col.. JsTov. 19. After s
careful canvas a committee has re
ported that 215 families of American
Railway union men are on the verge
of starvation and 400 unmarried men
are destitute in consequence of the
blacklist enforced by the railways
against the men who struck last
Students Opposed to Monarchies.
London, Nov. 19. A dispatch from
Vienna to the Daily News says: A
telegram from St Petersburg states
that the students at the Polytechnic
school refused to swear allegiance to
Czar Nicholas on the ground that
they oppose the principle of mon
archy. Several of them have been
A distinguished French specialist la
now claiming that a hypodermic in
jection of nitrate of strychnine wiU
A Providence family recently cele
brated the birthday of a chair which
had been in the family for 200 years.
Every connection of the family was
present and all wore costumes of the
William A. Stanley of Attleboro,
Mass., who is over eighty years of
age, has completed a tablecloth, eight
by five feet, in which he has worked
170 figures with 140 skeins of silk.
Few young women, it is said, are so
expert with the needle as is the
A New York policeman had much
difficulty in arresting a large Irish
woman the other day. She weighed
nearly 300 pounds, and resisted all
his efforts. Gradually, however, as he
advanced upon her' she would back
away, and little by little in this man
ner he backed her to the station
A man with a wonderfully poor
memory got lost in New York and
went to a small hotel. He was so
absent minded he couldn't for the
life of him remember where his home
was. But he had a great head, and
sent an advertisement to a news
paper offering $200 reward for him
self. After a couple of days the pro
prietress of the hotel found his ad
dress on a card in the corner of one of
his pockets, and she called a hack and
sent him home. He's now chuckling
because she didn't read the Dews
papers and claim the reward.
The late Joseph Spe ncer Cone of
Red Bluff, Cal., owned one of the
largest ranches in tho state. It i
situated on the east bank of the Sac
ramento river and extends from a
point near the town of Red Bluff,
south for fourteen miles, and thence
eastward, embracing the entire val
ley lands and reaching into the foot
hills for ten or twelve miles. Most
of the products known to farming
life are grown
each year, and
there. The ranch
bushels of wheat
on the northern
tha mountain Bide,
30,000 sheep are grazing. The yearly
wool output of the ranch is 275,000
THE BETTER HALF.
Women doctors appeared about a
half a century ago.
Lily Tom says he doesn't believe
a word you say. Bessie So it would
seem. He has proposed five times.
ne May I kiss this dainty hand?
She Oh, y es; if it will give you any
pleasure. But where do I come in?
It is a point of honor that the Moor
ish women never know their own
ages. They have no birthday cele
"Has that young man proposed
yet'" "Not yet mamma, but he has
been inquiring it your cough was
Mike, beating the carpet What's
that spot there that's so worn? Mary
Oh. that must have been lust in
front of the missis' mirror.
Scene foreign music shop. Fash
ionable Ladv, to German clerk Has
Schubert written any new songs
lately? Clerk No, madam, not since
A medical authority declares that
ailments of the throat and stomach
are often due to migratory tooth
brush bristles, which should always
be carefully rinsed from the mouth
Sewing Machine Agent You're not
looking well, ma'am. Housekeeper
I'm not as well as I'd like to be.
AyW Buy. -one of our machines
that's what makes all of our custom
ers sew well.
Miss MilLcent Fawcett, the bril
liant senior wrangler oi 1890, is
about to begin a business career as a
civil engineer. Chicago has her coun
terpart in Miss Anise De Barr. who is
a duly accredited and practicing en
Johnny Way back Did you see that
young lady from the cl ty? She's got
on a coat an d vest and shirt and col
lar and' necktie and a man's bat aud
'most everything! Little Sister
Hush! It's wicked to make fun of
For nearly fifty years Ayer's Sarsapa
r'rlla has led the van of blood medicine
htOPLE OF THE DAY.
Dr. Charles Kastman, th Indian,
and his wife (ICl tin.) (too lale) are liv
ing In HI. l'a ii I un l are well and
Oliver Wendell Holmes, son of the
poet, is the sole heir of hU father's
estate valued at 8 1. .();), with the
exception of one bequest of r5.000.
Engineer-in-Chief Melville says that
in the Olympia, Minneapolis, Colom
bia and Now York we have four cruis
ers that for speed beat anything in
Lord Rosebery Is a devoted father.
He cut the cabinet meeting rather
short . in order to be with his little
daughter at Dalmeny park on her fif
The empress of Germany goes to
bed ordinarily at 10:30, rises at 0 and
makes the emperor's coffee with her
own hands. The family dine at 1,
have tea at 5 and supper at S.
General George G. Meade, the hero
of Gettysburg, was a soldier of
austere bearing but was beloved by
his men, among whom his spectacled
face won him the nickname of "Four
Mrs. Ohphant the novelist, has just
lost her last surviving son. Though
a chronio Invalid he held the place of
sub-librarian at Windsor castle, and
wrote for the Spectator and. other''
It is reported that Professor Met-
schnikoff of Paris, a pupil of Pasteur,
has discovered a cure for mucous
fever, a dangerous form of gastric
fever. The cure is accomplished by
the Koch method of inoculation.
Miss Ellen Terry writes: "My hob
by is a cottage! For many years I
have had a mad desire for every
pretty cottage I have passed on my
drives in the country the smaller
the cottage the more attractive I find
Justice J. M. Harlan is a physical
giant, being the largest and next to
Gray the tallest man on the supreme
bench. He is sixty-one years old,
bald and in fine health. . He is bluff.
hearty and very popular and greatly
ir demand at dinner parties.
ODDITIES OF ANIMAL LIFE.
Some naturalists say that the whale
was once a land animal that 'took to 1
tba water for safety.
Tusks of the mammoth have been
found of a length of nine feet, meas
ured along the curve.
The mole is an excellent civil en
gineer. He always secures his own
safety by having several entrances to
Although on land a clumsy animal.
the seal is wonderfully quick in tha
water, and in a fair race can gener
ally catch almost any fish.
A decapitated snail, kept in a moist
place, will in a few weeks grow a
new head, quite as serviceable and
good-looking as that which was taken
A bat finds its way about without
the assistance of its eyes. A blinded
bat will avoid wires and obstructions
as dexterously as though it could see
The elephant is commonly supposed
to be " a siow, clumsy auiiiial, but
when excited or frightened can attain
a speed of twenty miles an hour and
keep it up for half a day.
No paternal care ever falls to tha
lot of a single member of the insect
tribe. In general, the eggs of an in
sect are destined to be hatched long
after the parents are dead.
The common housefly is often liter
ally devoured by parasites, and it has
been proved that these parasites are
also infested with minute creatures
that threaten their destruction.
The horn of the rhinoceros does
not grow from the bone, but is a mere
excrescence of the skin, like the hair
and nails. It can be separated from
the skin by the use of a sharp knife.
Were it not for the multitude of
storks that throng to Egypt every
winter, there would be no living crea
ture in the country, for "after every
Inundation frogs appear in most in
Berlin charity hospitals receive an
annual subsidy of $350,000.
In four years congress has author
ized the expenditure of 83,000,000,000.
The Baptist clergymen in Baltimore
have agreed that each shall preach a
sermon on the need of fenders on
The states having the greatest per
centage of negro population are:
South Carolina, 59.85 per cent and
Mississippi, 57.58 percent
There is a monastery at St Honors,
on an island near Cannes, France,
which was built in the fourth century.
No woman has ever been allowed to
enter its walls during the 1,400 years
of its existence.
A reproduction in lasting material
of the brain of the late Professor von
Helmholtz hos been made by Dr.
Berliner of Berlin. The physicians
who examined the brain considered it
one of the most remarkable they had
ever seen or heard of.
In South America among the moun
tains the evergreen oak begins to ap
pear at about 5,500 feet, and is found
up to the limit of the continuous for
est, which is about 10,000 feet The
valuable cinchona tree from which
Peruvian bark is obtained, has a range
of elevation on the mountain slopes
running from 4,900 to 9,500 feet
The Ferris wheel has been a boon to
shopkeepers. It has been put into
windows innumerable. It has been
made of toy cars, with dolls inside, of
photographs, of bottles of whisky, of
. napkins and handkerchiefs, of cut
glass, of firearms; has been turned by
hand and by motors, and one recently
I shown in Brooklyn had an equipment
' of tiny electric lights.
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