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the Populists Will Contest Twenty Dem
ocratic Seats
In Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louis
iana and Texas Wholesale Frauds
Were Perpetrated The Sonnd
Money League
(From our Washington Correspondent)
.Lai lor WEALTH Makers:
It in now certain that the Populists
will have ten members in the House of the
54th Congress. The figures given in my
Iut letter have been' verified and the ten
will receive certificates of election. The
Populists will contest about twenty seats
of Democrats in Georgia, Alabama, Mis
fiissippi.Louisiuna and Texas, the whole
Bale frauds committed in these states
have never been equaled since the days of
reconstruction. If there had been a per.
fectly fair election, we would have elected
four members in Georgia, four in Ala
bama, two in Mississippi, two in Louis-
ana, and eight in Texas. Here are twenty
seats in five states that the Democrats
have wilfully and maliciously stolen
from us, all of which will be contested,
and there is little doubt but that the
twenty Democrats will be unseated and
the seats given to the Populists to whom
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uiry uunesu, ueiong. Oliouia THIS De
done the Populists will then have thirty
members in the lower house of the 54th
Congress. . It has been given out at
Republican headquarters that the entire
delegation claimed to be elected by the
Democrats in the state of Virginia, will
be thrown out and a nevvelection ordered
on the ground that the state has not got
a Republican form of government, and
tiiat the put-sent infamous election law of
that state absolutely does away with the
will of the people, and puts the election in
the hands of the politicians of the party
in power. Of course the law was enacted
for that very purpose. In article four
section four, of the constitution of the
United States, it is declared thai, "The
United States shall guarantee to every
etate in this union a Republican form of
government." Chief Justice Taney of the
Supreme Court has rendered thefollowing
decision on this section of the constitu
tion: "It rests with Congress to decide
what government is the established
one in a state for, as the United States
guarantees to each state a Republican
government, it must necessarily decide
what government is established in tin
state before it can determine, whether it
is Republican or not. And 1 when the
Senators and Representatives of a state
are admitted into the counciis of the
union the authority of the government
under which they are appointed, as wo!!
as theRepublican character, is recognized
by the properly constituted authority.
And its decision is binding on every other
department of the government, and
could not be questioned in a judicial
tribunal." "Quoted and approved. Ex
part coupland, 2S Texas, 434 Federa
list, No. 23, paire 112."
It follows from this decision that Con
gress has the sole power to determine
whether or not any particular state has
a Republican form of government. There
can bo no doubt that the founders of our
government, and the framers of our
constitution intended that any state not
having a Republican lorm of government
should be denied representation in the
councils of the nation, until such time as
the government should be modified, and
amended, so that it would be Republican
in form. The very foundation stone of a
Republican government is a free ballot
and a fair count. " When this is vitiated
by intimidation, bribery, corruption and
fraud, the Republican form disappears at
once, and you have a government of the
politicians, by the politicians and for the
politicians, instead of for the people. We
claim upon testimony that can not be
successfully disputed that the states
named above do not have a free ballot
and a fair count. Some of the most re
putable democratic newspapers, and
citizens of these Btates became so dis
gusted with the high-handed way in
which the Democratic politicians stole
everything in the late election that they
have been compelled to acknowledge and
condemn it.
Then it follows that these states in
reality have no Republican form of gov
ernment, and hence arenotentitled under
the constitution of the United States to
representation in the councils of the na
tion. The Democratic these
states intend to perpetuate themselves in
power, and will never permit a fair elec
tion. The 54th Congress owes it to the honest
hard working people of these states, to
declare the seat of every Representative
and Senator from these states vacant,
and also emphatically declare by joint
resolution that these seats will remain
vacant and the states unrepresented un
til such time as they shall prove to Con
gress that they have had an honest elec
tion and restored the Republican form of
This is plain duty, and the people o
the United States will hold to strict ac
count the party in power in the 54th
Unless this or something else of the
kind is done to guarantee honest elec
tions, bloody revolution is inevitable in
the near future. To avert th is by proper
legislation as contemplated by the con
stitution is the first and most impera
tive duty of the 54th congress.
As predicted in my last letter the banks
of the east are drawing the gold out of
the United States treasury with which to
pay for the $5(1,000,000 bond issue, ha v
ing already drawn out more thamf4,
000,000 in the past four or five days.
The Democratic politicians now in tin
city are very much worked up over what
is renorted will be contained in Mr.Cleve-
land s coming message, lhere is little
doubt but that he will recommend and
urge the passage of the bill formulated
by the American Rankers' Association at
its recent meeting m the city or lialti
This bill contemplates the absolute de
struction of silver, greenbacks and other
paper currency except gold and national
The country will be permanently and
almost hopelessly on a single gold stan
dard, and at the mercy ot the national
banks, because they will then have the
entire control of the volume of the cur
rency and the power to fix the value of
every dollar s worth of property in the
land, and the compensation of every
day's work. We will then have wage
slavery in all its beauty and perfection
The goldbugsare now contemplating
the organization of a "bound iMoney
League" in this city, to be operated on
the plans of the American Bimetallic
League. They propose to flood the
country with literature teaching the peo
ple correct ideas on the money question
and'the great benefits and beauties of a
single gold standard. J. H. Turner.
November 24, 1894. ,
Reminiscence and Comparison
Editor Wealtt Makers:
In 1848 I cast my first vote for presi-dt-nt.
I voted for Martin Van Buren, the
Free Soil candidate, put forward at Buf
falo, New York. He got over 300,000
votes, but I have not the exact vote at
command just now. He did not carry
any state,butallthe old Hue Abolitionists
voted for him except the Garrison wing.
The Wilmot Democrats, the Barn Burn
ers, and all voters opposed to allowing
slavery in the territories rallied to Van
Buren. But in 1852 the Democrats had
made up their quarrel and left the Abo
litionists to themselves. The Whigs
had hung together all this time. But
the Abolitionists were middle of the road
men, and nominated John P.Hale and
stayed with him. Their popular vote
that year was about 160,000, only
about half what it was four years before
that. It would have been even less than
that, but Mrs. Stowe had given the
world Uncle Tom's Cabin in 1850-5
and so all the world had their attention
directed to the subject of slavery. This
greatly strengthened our vote. In 1852
the fugitive slave law was in the Statute
book, and both Whigs and
their nation:. 1 conventions, resolved that
slavery should not be discussod anymore
in Congress or out of it.
You ought to have seen the old line
Abolitionists then. They all, with heart
and voice, defied both the old parties
and declared themselves ready for mar
tyrdom. But the dose was too strong
for the Whigs. It killed them and never
again did they meet in national conven
tion. By 1856 Seward, Greeley, Liucoln, and
all like them were ready to meet Sumner,
Uiddings, Hale and others on equal
terms, and then the Republican party
was born. It threw its banner to the
breeze, "'Free spech,- free states and free
men." "Union and liberty, one and in
divisible, now and forever." In 1856
we carried thirteen states. In 1860 we
elected Abraham Lincoln. All the world
knows the rest of my story. It took
form in 1840, when James G. Birney was
put forward as an anti-slavery candidate
nndgot 6,000 votes in '60 toelect Lincoln.
Twenty years, half as long as Israel was
in the wilderness, attended with discour
agement, hardship, persecution, Kansas
war, Uncle loms Cabin and John
Brown, were needed to get Lincoln into
Washington, and then a four years' war
to keep him there. But
"Tbonrtt of freedom once began,
nequrathpd from bleeding sire to son.
Though Taolliatlni? oft are ever won,"
proved true in this case and will prove
true again.
The observing men who lived through
all those -tiine.iu.otiW .J; hft. aia...eonepj of,
men and parties in power. Their judicial
blindness was patent to men of strong.
common sense and quickened patriotic
conscience. "On Ibe side of the oppressor
there was power," but "one man und
God" weighed more than all their power.
So it is now, and so it will be until this
far-reaching evolution of the human race
is wrought out. "To him that belie veth
all things are possible." We had men
then that "fainted by the way" and
"wtit Imck and followed wiih us no
more," and we shall probably have some
such now. The cause never stopped then
and it cannot and will not stop now.
Bad management can destroy any party,
and we cannot hope to be exempt if we
manage badly. But the eternal Tight
ness of our cause can no more die than
immortal truth can perish. Just as well
expect the tides to cease from the ocean,
or gravitation cease to govern worlds,
ns to suppose the labor movement will
stop short of its God given rights. I do
not believe it will fail here in the United
States, though I see the possibility of
failure and the danger of it, too, if we
take any backward steps. But we will
not take any backward steps. Our Heav
enly Father will not permit us to do it.
Cowards may go back, but we have a
host who will "lap water" and shout at
midnight, "The sword of the Lord und of
Gideon." "
Eroml840to 1860 we contended for
free states to be carved out of all new
territory. The question and struggle
grew until it ended in free men and free
Btates everywhere. Four millions of col
ored men were then in sight as the cen
tral point of interest the storm center
was there. But vastly more was involved,
and now we see that the negro was only
a part of the fight.
Not a few among us want one plank
just 16 to 1, and nothing more. They
may get it, but if they do it will only
postpone matters of greater importance,
steam, electricity, land, minerals, and
transportation would still be left to
monopoly. These gifts of the All Father
must be free for all before this struggle
ends in peace.
If we allow it to fail in the United
Statee then "deliverance shall arise for
Israel-' in some other place" and by the
hands of some other, people. We and our
"father's house" may be destroyed, but
truth will never die. Cowper saw that
when he wrote his immortal stanzas.
Many others ha ve seen it and God always
sees it.
Forty years ago we saw and contended
for the rights of four millions of colored
men. Now four hundred millions of
white men are in sight. For myself I was
true to the four millions, and I cannot
now be false to four hundred millions.
Yours for "victory or death,"
J. M. Snyder.
Verdurette, Nov., 1894.
Let ua Deal Dirtclly Wiih fcach
Sartoha, Neb., Nov. 23, 1894.
Editor Wealth Makers:
In our Alliance work I have never been
very favorably impressed with the farm
ers going outside their immediate sphere
in their operation. I thought to educate
and agitate would surely cause people of
all classes and callings to see and accept
the truth that government is but a trust
for the benefit of the whole people, that
what concerns one should concern all,
that there should bo no special privileges
etc. But it seems that the supreme sel
fishness to which we are addicted blunts
our conscience and understanding of what
is best for the whole people, and conse
quently for ourselves. So I have, ttiere
fore, concluded the proper thing .for the
farmers to do is to organize themselves
iuso trade assemblies for the purpose o
selling their produce direct to the con
suiners in the cities, the labor organiza"
tions there and the farmer organizations
iii the country to be the means of bring
ing the two classes together, I would
not allow any middleman whatever to
make one cent in all the transactions of
the year or until such time at least as
they recognize the fact, that agriculture
is the basis of our national prosperity
and that the middleman will consent to
assist by their votes to lift the burdens
class laws have placed upon us.
I see no reason why the farmerscannot
combine to grind their wheat and ship
their flower, cure and ship their meats,
poultry, etc., etc., through their own
members and sell -to the city laborers
through their organizations, but in re
turn take our supplies from them direct,
and thereby save several middlemen's
profits on each side in each transaction.
And I think it high tme the farmers
were sending to the factories for their
clothing, boots, shoes, etc. There likely
will be considerable objecting done by
those who are interested, but perhaps by
these means they may learn not to kill
thearoose that lays the golden egg. I
trust the State Alliance and other orga
nizations will provide wavs and means at
the next meeting toputtheResuggestions
into effect. Mr. Editor, I trust those of
your contributors having the requisite
experience will write up this matter, for
the Lord knows under our monopoly
rule, the fewer leaks the better for ns all.
Fraternally yours,
T. A. Donahue.
Sec'y. Buffalo County Alliance.
We want yon to notice every new "ad"
in onr columns. They are put there es-
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NEURALGIA cured by Dr Miles' Paw
Puxa. "One cent a dose." At all druireists
A Resolution Addressed to Govern-or-Eleot
St. Paul, Neb., Nov. 24, 1894.
To Hon. S. A. Holcomb, Governor-Eloct.
We, the committeemen of Howard
county, Nebraska, assembled, do respect
fully request that your Honor consider
the name of John H. Powers in filling the
appointments to be filled by you as in
our opinion the invaluable services ren
dered the party by this grand old man,
merit some substantial recognition.
Frank J. Taylor, Secretary.
Peter Ebbeson, Chairman People's
Independent Committee of Howard Co.
TKR8 "Ihate to be without your paper, as
it is the best and most fearless," writes
Carl Sanburg of Elwood, Neb.
C. E. Parsons of Bartlett, Wheeler
county, writes: "Your editorial work is
highly appreciated in this part of the
C. Wlnslow.of North Platte, hopes "by
our defeat this fall that the Independ
ents will have learned a lesson, ahd from
this on let, fusion alone with either of the
old parlies, and we will yet be victorious.
Never give up the fight."
Rev. C. E. Walker, D. D. of Glyndon
Minnesota, writes: "I like your Bplendid
editorial utterances. How is wish I
could cheer on The Wealth Makers
financially. But I cannot do more now
than say (what I do pray), God bless
H. W, Beck, of Upland, writes: " 1
think the Populists ought to feel proud
over the fight just ended. But for the
immigration of our people we would ha ve
buried the R. R. party head and heels,
and don't you forget it. Passes were
freely used out here to get men of in
fluence out of the wav. Give them thun
der." ,
Brother H. F. Wasniund, of Rushnlle,
proposes that the local talent be made
use of this winter in the towns and vil
lages in debating the issues of the times
with representatives of the old parties.
He thinks it would create an interest in
our cause and bring men out to hear our
side who cannot be reached any other
way. ne says we must stand to our
guns, redouble our fight and leave fusion
W.: A. Flood, of Smithfleld, closes a
business letter thus: "And now, Brother
Gibson, let me thank you for the valua
ble reading matter we have had in The
Wealth Makers the past year, both po
litical, and Christian lectures and ser
mons of Dr. Herron and others that are
in the same line. They are good for our
health and happiness, Give us all you
can of them. We have our eyes fixed on
your colony or corporation, and hope
for its success."
M. C. Perkins sent us in a letter the
first of which we have accidentally lost.
But the last page is worth printing. He
says: "Brothers, let every one of us ap
point himself a committeeof one to work
for the cause. And the first thing to do
is to get The Wealth Makers into the
hand of every man in the counties we
live in. And if he is true to his convic
tions, his family and hisGod and country
he will vote the ticket next November,
and shout the praise forevermorc."
C. S. Morse, of Ragan, writes: "I like
The Wealth Makers, and I do believe
it publishes the truth. Every farmer
and laborer all over our whole land
should have a chance to read it; and
my opinion is it would not hurt the
bankers to read it and then do lots of
honest thinking. Then some of them
would be more willing for Borne of
us poor wealth-makers to live as well as
to live themselves. There is room for all
of us if we were all honest and just. Oh,
how 1 do wish everybody would be hon
est! Indeed, I do. And here's my hand.
I'm only a farmer."
Well, who isany better, or better serves
society.than the farmer? Not money, but
wealth-producing labor should measure
merit and honor. Brother Morse, in a
postcript, proposes to solicit subscrip
tions for the Wealth Makers, that the
truth may be spread. We hope it may
stimulate others to do likewise. Editor
Wealth Makers.
Deficit of 8,O00,000 for November.
Washington, Dec. 3. The regular
monthly treasury department state
ment shows an excess of expendi
tures over receipts for the month of
November of 83.156,367, which makes
the deficiency for the five months of
the present fiscal year $23,510,228.
Cook Outlaw Been In Oklahoma.
Perry, Ok., Dec. 3. It is reported
that on several occasions numbers of
the Cook gang of outlaws have been
seen near Norman, and yesterday it
was rertorteithftt --Bill-&)k-se at
Pawnee, thirty miles east of here.
Marshal Nix of Oklahoma, is fully
prepared to give a hot reception to
A Sand-Hiiler'e Plea to Undecided
By reason of an artificial depression,
resulting from years of class legislation
againet the common people, we are en
tering, I firmly believe, upon the most
critical period of our nation's existence
Disguise the fact as we may, war has
beeu declared right here in America.
Capital, enthroned upon its ill-gotten
gains, backed by every department of
our government from the executive to
the judiciary, and prompted by its insa
tiate greed for gain, has boldly refused
to grant to labor its constitutional
rights, and openly announced its deter
mination to rule.
Goaded to desperation by the gnawing
pangs of hunger, and prompted by a de
termination to regain its rights to life
and liberty, labor has accepted the chal
lenge and is rapidly combining to exter
minate from the face of the earth every
form of corporate greed.
Friends and neighbors, we are about
to participate in the most desperate con
flict of ancient or, modern times. The
"rights of property" are arrayed against
the rights of life. It will be a pontesi
between wealth and the creators of
wealth, between might and right. Upon
the result of this conflict hinges the fate
nf our republic. Whether this struggle
for human liberty shall be fought with
ballots or bullets, depends upon the wis
dom of American voters. The lines of
these two great opposing forces have
been forming for years.
Upon which Bide are you enlisted? An
important engagement of their skirm
ishers was fought on the 6th day of this
month. Did you on that important oc
casion battle for might or right, for
wealth or the creators of wealth, for idle
glasses or industrious masses?
I desire to beseech every intelligent
voter to carefully and seriously consid
er the result of his action during the late
electoral contest. All concede the neces
sity ot" relief from years of class legisla
tion against the common people. Per
sistent refusal of both old political par
ties to grant this relief, despite repeated
petitions therefor from the masses, must
convince yon of their indisposition to do
so. It is an unimpeachable historical
fact that no important political relief
has ever beeu secured by the common
people of any civilized nation on the face,
of the globe except by the organization
and through the influence of a new po
litical party. Now, iny friends, conceding
as you must and do, the necessity of re
lief; knowing from your observation and
experience that neither of the old politi
cal parties will grant it, and taught as
you are by history the necessity of a uew
organization to secure it, how, I nek, can
you, as intelligent, patriotic, and home
loving Amer can citizens, refuse to work
and vote with your fellow-laborers under
a new political organization to regain
and perpetuate the sacred rights to
which all are entitled.
We unanimously agree that our ad verse
circumstances caused by financial panics,
labor strikes, and involuntary idleness,
is directly attributable to the influence of
corporate power upon the policies pur
sued by our governmental officials. Bas
ing your judgment upon this undeniablo
premise, how can you consistently affllli
ate with either of theold political parties,
knowing, as you do, that they combined
include every member of every corpora
tion chartered for pecuniary profit.
You cannot, and God knows I trust
you will not. I earnestly hope that your
sovereign right to think and judge for
yourself will induce you to join the mem
bers of the People's party in a determin
ed effort to peacefully settle the .coming
conflict. Knowing that "Bullets kill only
tyrants, but ballots kill tyranny, every
laboring man throughout the land
should work and vote as a unit,
for the party, and the only party,
hat promises the abolishment of
interest and the revocation of every
corporate charter granted for pecunicary
profit. C. b. Parsons,
Bartlett, Nebraska.
Tom Watson on Fusion
Here is what Tom Watson of Georgia,
Bays of fusion:
"It is a seductive charmer whose em
brace is death to any reform movement
Lured by the sweets of office, populist
leaders compromise with wrong, entangle
themselves in alliances with the enemies
they started out to fight, and put htvn
themselves the Nessus shirt of double
dealing, whose poison not even a Hercu
les could resist.
Fight it straight, boys! Every time
we get an office by a compromise with
evil we pay too much for the whistle.
Some victories cost so much that the
army which won them can never fight
'Fusion' leaves the People's party in
that fix every time you try it.
By compromising with the very evils
we pretend to fight, we lose two priceless
1st. The confidence of our friends.
2nd. Th respect of our enemies.
Hew to the line, boys! Never mind the
We want yon to notice every new "ad"
In our columns. They are put there es
pecially for your benefit.
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NO. 26
Leaders Requested to Meet at St,
Loaia In December
St. Louis, Nov. 80. The followingcall
has been issued:
St. Louis, Mo., Nov., 80, 1894. Byre,
quest of the national committee of the
People's party, and at the suggestion of
the chairman of the state committees, I
hereby call a meeting of the national
committee of the national People's party
to meet In the ladies auxiliary ot the Lin
dell hotel in the city ot St Louis, Mo.,
December 28 and 20, 1894. Id addition
to the members ot the national committee
the chairmen of the state committees,
members of the "Reform Press Associa
tion," People's party senators and repre
sentatives in the Fifty-third congress and
those selected to the Fifty-fourth con
gress, and ull others who have taken a
prominent part In the organization of
the party, and also those who are williug
to work and vote with the People's party
in the future for mouetary reform are in
vited. The object of this meeting is to
map out a policy for an educational cam
paign between now and the meeting of
the next national convention, and any
other business which may come before the
committee. The committee will discuss
and act upon every phase of the present
industrial condition ot thecountry. This
will be the most important meeting held
since the Omaha convention.
Senator Stewart, Lafe Pence, General
J. B. Weaver, General J. G J Field, Marion
Butler, Harry Skinner, M. W. Howard,
J. U. McDowell, Hon. Miles Standish, ex
Governor Pennoyer of Oregon, Thomas
V.Cator, P. M. Wardell, J. M. Devine,
J. L. Johnson, Colonel A. C. Fiske, Dr- A.
Coleman, John P. Stelle. M. C. Rankin, J.
N. Davis, Thomas Fletcher, H. L, Loncks,
W. S. Morgan and many other leaders
who are not members of the committee
havepromised to be present.
Hon. J. B. Follette, Equitable building,
St. Louis, Mo., has charge of arranging
all the details of this meeting.
H. E. Taubeneck,
Chairman of National Committee ot the
People's Party.
Become a Legal Association for Mut
tnal Protection and Benefit
New York, Nov. 21. There has re
cently been organized fn this city an as
sociation which is expected will have a
large, influence on the wholesale lumber
trade throughout the country. It is
called the National Wholesale Lumber
Dealers' Association. The organization
is the outgrowtb(of a voluntary associa
tion which has been in existence for some
months, but has never been legally in
corporated. As now incorporated the
association represents a capital of $30,-
000,000, and the business done exceeds
175,000,000 a year. The officers of the
association are: President, J. W. Robin-,
son, of Robinson Bros.' Lumber com
pany, North Tonawnnda, N. Y.; first vice
president, Robert H. .lenks, Cleveland,
O.; second vice-president, E. M. Price, of'
Price & Hart, New York; treasurer, A. C.
Tuaxbury, of the W. H. Sawyer Lumber
company, North Towancla, N. Y. As de
clared by the by-laws which have been
adopted the object of the association is
the protection of its members against
unbusinesslike methods of wholesale and
retail lumber dealers, the debarring of
scalpers, the regulation of inspections
and credits, and the arbitration of dis
puted matters. "
Bis Election Expenses Too Largo.
St. Joseph, Mo., Dec. 3. John T.
Chestnut was declared elected circuit
clerk on the official count. John T.
Beach, his ojfponent, has begun a con
test He charges, among " other
things, that Chestnut spent more
money during the campaign than the
law allows. Chestnut has filed a
statement of his election expenses,
showing that he paid out 8200.50,
while under tho law he was only al
lowed to pay out $196.78.
Big; Judgment for Unfile Sam.
Tofeka, Kan., Dec. 3. Eugene
Hagan, special master in the case of
the United States against the Leaven
worth coal company, has filed his re
port in the United States circuit "
court here. According to the find ings
of fact, the plaintiff is entitled to
a judgment of $f0,000. It is under
stood that the findings' are concurred
in by both plaintiff and defendant,
and the case will be finally submitted
on questions of law. '
A Mate Glass Trust Coming-.
Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 3. Next Tues
day the plate glass manufacturers
will hold a meeting in this city for
The purpose of effecting a combination '
of plants representing about $-0,000,-000
capital, and employing abont
10.000 moo- ...,