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THE WEALTH MAKERS.
Conaollcltlon of tb
Farmer Alliance and Neb. Independent
PUBLISHED EVERT THCB8DAY BY
The Wealth Makera Publishing Company ,
1130 U 8t., Lincoln. Nbrk.
6IOII0I FfOWiBD OlBSOH Editor
J. 8. H TiTT.... .. bunina Manaiter
N. I. P. A.
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Than ek I not to climb. Another' pain
I ebooM not for m j good. A goldea chain,
A rob of honor, to too Rood a prlM
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Unto a tallow man. Tbla lift bath wo
Sufficient, wronxbt by man' latanle foe;
And who that hath a heart wonld dar prolong
Or add a lorrow to a ajrlcken ool
That leak a healing balm to make It whole?
My boom own the brotherhood of man."
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Norval has been nominated to succeed
hiniBelf, because the It. R's. did not fight
Abe the people of Nebraska capable of
self government? The result of the elec
tion this fall will tell. Vote for Maxwell,
Gov. Waite says, if we have a south
ern man as the Populist nominee in '96,
we will smash the "Solid South" and
Why don't the State Journal mention
some of the Republican papers that are
now supporting the Hon. Samuel Max
well? "There are men who expect a paper to
go full length in support of their interests
and feel they huve overpaid it by three
If The Wealth Makeks is not as
bright editorially this week as it usually
is, have patience; the editor is absent for
a few days iu Illinois, but will be home
SurrosE Norval had held with Maxwell
in the Assylum frauds, would he have
been nominated hieown successor? Well,
I guess not!
The latest report is that a rich gold
mine has been discovered near Pleasant
Dale, about teu miles west of Lincolu. Is
this another lie of thegoldbugsto knock
The report of the suffrage committee
of the South Carolina constitutional
convention provides for the registration
of qualified voters and makes those
qualifications either ability to read and
write, or explain when read to him. anv
section of the proposed constitution, or
a showing that he owns and pays taxes
on $300 worth of pronertv in the stats.
It is expected that these provisions will
oractically disqualify the majority of the
negroes. Which shows if true, that the
bulk of the negroes are still practically
slaves. v hat has freedom under our
present property laws done for them?
The B. & M. State Journal talks of
"The Wages of Labor," and tries to make
the man who works believe that it is in
terested in him, but it can't conceal its
hypocrisy. The influence of the Journal
for evil is much lessened by the fact that
the veil with which it seeks to cover its
real character is easily penetrated. The
editor of that sheet ought to be ashamed
to look himself in the ia-.-e, but be is lost
to alt sense of shame and decency. The
city of Lincoln is sadly in need of a morn
ing paper whose news columns are reli
able and whose editorial page does not
reen vr.tn the mtn and slime of every
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THE REPUBLICAN COfl VJbNflOS
It is Norval, by acclamation of his
party. He has satisfied the corporations
and will be continued in office if the rail
roads and banks can keep him there.
The geuius politician is composed of
two elements, viz., gall and hypocrisy,
aud, as every old party convention is
run by politicians and their helpers those
who have been emancipated from purty
prejudice and lies are filled with disgust
by the speeches and professions of such
gatherings. The convention last week
was ip keeping with the character of the
old gang who have for so many years
fooled and ruled and robbed the people
of this state. In their diatribes directed
at the Democrats all evils were charged
up to their five per cent reduction of the
tariff, and compared with themselves in
the matter of self-righteousness the
Pharisee who of old paraded his virtues
before the Lord, was humble and mode
rate in his statements regarding his good
Thurston has recovered from thecholic
and straightening up declared he should
not die until a Republican governor
could appoint his successor. He said this
year they were preparing for the greater
struggle of '90, and with solemn face aud
shaking finger he warned, the members of
the party against the unpardonable
crime of scratching a Republican ticket.
No one who did it would be recognized as
a Republican (and obtain honors and
spoils) when the party should "come into
"Come into its own!" The g.o. p. ma
chine manipulators seora to think the
property and people of the United States
belong by perpetual patent title to their
Thurston also said: "The Republicans
and Domocrats had not changed fronts.
The same old strife was between them.
Some had said that the tariff question
had been settled, but this was not so. It
was not settled and never would be until
it was settled right. . It must be settled
so thntan American could carry a dinner
pail made of American tin, filled with
pumpkin pie bought; with American
wages. There was no difference among
Republicans on the money question that
could eudauger Republican success. That
party alone possessed the genius 01
Amwican statesmanship to settle the
money question. For himself he was for
bi-inetallisrn on the basis of equality be
tween two dollars. He would never vote
to pay American workingmen in depreci
ated currency. Iever would he vote to
allow the Mexican dollar to be worth
more than an American one. The Re
publican party, from sea to sea, from
nke to gulf, was the party ot the people.
The Democrats had liid their paralyzing
hands on the industries of the country
and killed them." .
Stuff, rot, lies, containing only one-half
Here is the first plank adopted by the
party last week:
We, the Republicans of Nebraska, in
convention assembled .declare our adher
ence to the statement of principles and
tolitics adopted by the national Hepub
iean convention of 18'.)2. Governed in
accordance with these principles and
policies, the indust ries of the nation have
prospered, the revenues were always sui
iicientfor the ordinary expenses of the
government, the veterans of the war for
the union, disabled in the service, and
the widows and orphans Of the dead
were liberally provided for, and a greater
mrt of the uational debt incurred 111 the
lefense of the flag had been paid out of
the surplus. The national debt had been
established, the currency ot the country
amply secured by a treasury reserve
never impaired) was beyond question,
and a degree of prosperity attained un
exampled in the history of the nations.
The similar panic and long dreadful
period of hard time in the '70s, which led
to the passage of so many "tramp laws'
came upon the country wheu the Uepubli
can party had been in full control of the
government for twelve years.
"The natioual debt had been estab
lished!" Yes, we should Bay so, a debt
that with Republican appreciating dol
lars increased its demands upon labor as
fast as a part of it was paid off.
But the fallacies of so-called populism
having temporarily demoralized the
rauk of republicanism in its strongholds,
the last national election restored the
Democratic party to power in the exec
utivt and legislative departments of the
government, aud the results of the
"change immediately appeared. 1 lie
industries of the nation were paralyzed,
financial panic followed, unprecedented
for its duration and widespread disaster
to our commercial and manufacturing
interests, its impairment of values of all
property and product, and its reduction
to a pauper level of the wages 01 labor.
The fears of the people were finally justi
fied by the passage of the Wilson tariff
bill, a measure so obuoxious and inde
fensible that a democratic president,
pledged to free trade measures, de
nounced it as an act of perfidy and dis
honor, but suffered it to become a law
without his signature. This law, hasod
upon no recognized principle, fathered by
no party platform, that neither protects
American industries nor raises a sum
cient revenue to supply the ordinary ne
cesHities of the government, that has
foreed the borrowing of immense sums
of money on the bonds of the govern
ment in a time of profound peace, and
the farming out of the functions of the
treasury department to a syndicate, con
trolled by foreign capitalists, has once
more proven the utter inenpneity of the
Democratic party for administering the
affuirs of the goverment.
Yes. the rank and file of the g. o. p
broke away in great numbers from their
humbug leaders. But before the Har
rison administration passed an issue
of bonds was planned for, and the plates
made on which they were to be printed
Harrison and his advisers were shrewd
enough, however, to hold back the issue
of bonds to replenish the reserve till they
could get out of office. Otherwise, the
crime of the Democrats would have
been by the Democrats charged to the
Republicans. The platform continues;
The election of a congress last Novem
THE WEALTH MAKERS
ber with an unparalleled Republican ma
jority immediately strengthened the na
tioual credit, restored, in a great meas
ure, the confidence and courage of the
people, and revived our languishing in
dustries, and has signally vindicated the
Republican policy of protection to home
industries and a sound currency. .
We, therefore, call upon all patriotic
people, irrespective of former political af
filiations, to join in assisting to bring
back prosperity to the state and nation
by reenacting protection to American in
dustries on the basis of that splendid law
known as the "McKinley act," thereby
securing an adequate revenue while
guarding the American market for
American patxlucts and furnishing
steady and permanent employment of
American labor at American wages, and
returning to the beneficial system of com
mercial reciprocity with our sister Amer
The Democrats, on the contrary, are'
declaring that the reviving industries
are the result of the wilson bill aud leg
islation iu favor of "sound money." But,
while the political dogs are quarreling
over who shall have the credit of saving
the country, the people fail to realize
any salvation. Prices are ruinously low,
and foreclosures, bankruptcies, lack of
employment and starvation stare an in
creasing number in the face.
The old gag, facing all ways, crafty as
hell and calculated to make it, is gotten
off in the next plank, on money, as fol
lows: Favoriug the use of both gold and
silver standard money, we oppose all
monetary legislation that would result
in either gold or silver monometallism,
and demand the maintenance of a na
tional currency, every dollar of which,
whether in gold, silver or paper, shall h
of equal value and of equal debt paying
or purchasing power.
Following this are holier-than-thou de
nunciations'of the Democratic party for
its foreign policy and its alleged aban
donment of the Monroe doctrine. Also
some cheap promises in the way of irri
gation. Can the people again be caught by
wind and chaff and falsehoods?
THE ACT UNCONSTITUTIONAL
By a decision of the statesnpreniecourt
handed down Thursday, Oct. 4, the gov
ernor is sustained in his contention that
the partisan act of the last legislature?
wrenching from him appointing power in
the case of the superintendency of the
state institution for the blind, was un
constitutional, and therefore void. Prof.
D. N. Johnson, the governor's appointee
for that place, will therefore assume con
trol of the institution immediately.
Prof. Johnson is a gentleman and a
scholar and will be a credit to the ad
ministration. We understand, also, that 1
he has selected Prof. II. E. Dawes, cousin
of ex-Governor Dawes as one of his teach
ers, a very wise selection.
The Republican legislature in its ap
petite for spoils and hatred of the Peo
ple's party overreached itself a little. In
going beyond what was the definitely ex
pressed people's will, as voiced in the
constitution, it has gone farther than its
own judges can support it. It has re
pealed its ojvn laws and also the people's
long-established will, t giving certain
powers to the chief executive in order to
keep in its hands the power of patronage
which the people by popular vote took
away. The section of the constitution
which the legislature sought to override
reads as follows:
"The governor shall nominate and by
and with the advise and consent of the
state (expressed by a majority of all
senators elected voting by yeas and
nays), appoint all officers whose offices
are established by the constitution, or
which may be created by law, and whose
appointment or election is not otherwise
by law herein provided for, and no such
officers shall be appointed or elected by
The reasons of the court for nullifying
the partisan act and sustaining the gov"
ernor in exercising the power conferred
on him by the people and the constitu
tion are given in the following syllubus:
'1. A contemporaneous construction
of a constitutional provision, which has
for many years been adhered to by the
legislative and executive departments of
the government, will not he disregarded
by the courts and in doubtful cases will
generally be held conclusive.
"2 Section 2, chapter laws of 1875,
providing for the election by the legisla
ture of trustees for the institution for
the blind, is repugnant to section 10,
article 5, of the constitution and was
Judge Post wrote the opinion, Norval
concurring, but Harrison dissected. '
A $13,000 appropriation for the erec
tion of a new building at the Institute is
being now used. y
'WE TOLD YOU 80"
We don't like to say, "We told you so"
but it is a source of satisfaction to The
Wealth Makeks to know that the posi
tion t took last fall, in insisting that the
Populist party stand on its dignity and
on its own platform, and compel Bryan
and all who were trying to make us ridi
culous by straddliug the fence, to come
to us, is now approved by all ourleaders.
There isn't a paper in the state, not even
the lying State Journal, that is striving
to injure the Populist party more than
is the World-Herald of which Mr. Bryan
is editor. Mr. Bryan may be honest, may
be a "nice man" a "good fellow" and "a
that," we don't say he isn't; but we are
sure of one thing: If Nebraska had two
or three Billy Bryans, they would wreck
the Populist party of this state.
Mr. Bryan may have the principles of
the Populist party at heart, but he
hasn't a grain of political sense, or he
would not try to get them enacted into
law by staying in an old party that re
If the "young man eloquent", is sincere
why does he not speak a good word for
Maxwell, fir judge, instead of working
for the Democratic nominee who stands
ubout as much chance of being elected as
Mr. liryau stands of being the next Dem
ocratic candidate for president, and no
more. , .
The Populist party is bigger than any
man; it has a platform of principles that
ought to draw to itself the support of
all good men, and they must come to
the party, instead of the party going to
THE JU8C JUDGE
Six years ago the supreme court of Ne
braska was composed of Reese, Cobb and
Maxwell. The first and last were not
men on whom the corporations could de
pend for favorable decisions, contrary to
law or precedent, but the people of the
state were well satisfied; even the great
mass of Republicans, as all will remem
ber that at the time of the Republican
state convention a great majority of the
county delegates were favorable, and in
fact were instructed for Reese, but when
the convention was over the corporation
luwyer, Mr. Norval was the nominee
much to the surprise aud chargin of the
rank and file of the Republicans of the
Two years ago Judge Maxwell's term
expired, and as he made many decisions
according to law, evidence and honesty,
word was passed along the line that he
should go and he was turned down, but
honored and respected by all good men.
But long before Norval's term expired he
was the only man mentioned by the cor
poration Republican papers as an avail
able candidate, and in fact he was the
only man that would have suited the
the gang who are running the Republi
can party in Nebraska.
Since the convention however, there
are many Republicans who have con
cluded to vote and work for the grand
old man, not because he is the nominee
of any party in particular, but because
he has been an honest, efficient and
E0SEWATER 18 "MUM"
The railroads have again nominated
Norval for supreme judge. Now what
will Rosewater do? To be consistent he
must support Maxwell. Will he do it?
It begins to look as though he will not.
If such be the case the people of Nebraska
will never believe he fought Tom Majors
because he knew him to be all that is
corrupt in politics, but will believe he did
it from personal motives. If Mr. Rose
water wants honest government, he will
oppose the election of Norval with as
much zeal as he opposed the election of
"Smutty Tom." Now is the time for him
to show the people of the state of what
stuff he is made. If he does all iu his
power to elect Maxwell he will be respect
ed and honored as a man who has the
interests of the state at heart. If he
supports Norval he will prove himself to
be unworthy of self respecting men aud
ought to be kicked out of any party.
Is Norval any better on the judge's
bench than Tom Majors would be in the
THE DUTY OF COLORED VOTERS
If the Republican party is the friend of
the colored man why do they not elect
more colored men to office, instead of
giving them a few spittoou cleaning jobs
and many promises next year, but next
year never comes.
The Populist party is the poor man's
friend without regard to "race, color or
previous condition of servitude," and at
our county convention we nomftiated a
colored man for constable, aud further
he will get the full vote of the party. If
the colored people will stay by their true
friends they will get some of .the loaves
and fishes instead of taffy and promises.
Every colored man should vote' the
Populiist ticket, aud especially for Wm.
Sline, and thus teach the Republicans a
If all the Republicans of this connty
were to meet and tulk to the candidates
for county judge, viz. Burge aud Cochran
Berge would be elected by a good ma
jority without a Populist vote, i. e. if
party prejudice could be thrown aside.
Judge Berge will get the vote of every
sincere christian with whom he is ac
quainted, while not one of such of Coch
ran's acquaintances will support mm,
but every bum, thug, and disreputable
voterin thecity will vote for him. Among
other cases the case of Judge Berge of
this county is held back oy tne supreme
court, while one ol the gaug illegally
holds the office of couuty judge.
How much did Norval pay for his nomi
nation did you ask? Not one dollar, but
the state officers were not impeached m
Asylum frauds and many important
....! im, -o houn liimrr nt iii the courts
for years, while others have been decided
as per stipulation insranier. .u, uu uiu
not buy his nomination, there was no
.i .,r if -rvl iu th nmti who was
nrcu iw. .... - -
nominated to succeed Reese when Reese
had a majority of the delegation ia
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structed lor mm. iou khuw uj.
Marion Crawford is writing for The
Century Magazine a series oi papers on
Rome and the Vatican for which Andre
Cnstaigne is drawing the illustrations
rrK..u nI.K..1i mil ileMnritm unusual feat
X I'- " -V Ml V.VI.'W ' .
tKn sior.ro, I Citv . and thn nictures
Ul CO VM I " I . " ' ' 1 " .7 , I
will includesome remarkable restorations
of classical scenes. Laptoin Aiirea I.
Xfatiarn tha irrpnt tifiVftl tactician. Will
AimilUU"! mav ----- r '
also write for the magazine a series of
fourstntlies ol tne navni engaemoum
.,,,.. nj.iinh tha fn me of Admiral Lord
Nelson is founded. Henry M. Stanley will
continue a paper on Ainca, 10 ue uyjne
nit vn ui.tii.lna mniln it n from the
diary and journals of the late E.J. Wave
woo died a lew moniun ngu.uu
AMONG OUIt EXCHANGES
The steam locomotive is done for. It
will Vie replaced with electric motors as
rapidly as they can be made. The loco
motive engineer and firemen will also go.
Any man can learn to -run an electric
motor iu a few days, just as they do on
street cars. The demand for skilled men
will be less and less. Labor unions will
be impotent. The future will be gloomy
for workers unless they own the machines
.This they cannot do except the govern
ment of which each worker is an equal
part, owns them. It is public ownership
or slavery to corporations. Which will
you have?- Appeal to Reason.
When some lawyer has a dispute with
his client about his fee, the court calls in
the testimony of other lawyers to deter
mine what is the right figure. When
there is a dispute between workmen and
the, corporation, the court never calls in
the testimony of other wr'okmen to de
termine whether their demands are just
or not. Not by a jugful. The court
sends the militia to shoot the workers for
having the audacity to whimper. And
these Bnme workers vote to elect that
kind of judges! The workers get just
what they vote for. Appeal to Reason.
Tom Watson is a little too mealy
mouthed in dealing with the damnably
corrupt Democratic city of Augusta,
which piles up a Democratic majon.ty
twice as large as the total vote of that
city. The farmers of that Congressional
district propose to boycott Augusta if
the frauds are repeated at theelectiou ou
Oct. 2, and Tom advises against the boy
cott. We say, apply the boycott. Peo
ple who condone such infernal frauds do
serve nothing better. A free ballot is a
constitutional right, and those who deny
it are traitors and should be treated as
such. The time has gone by for softi
handed temporizing with the scoundrels
who conspire to defeat the public will.
Make it so hot for 'em that they will
seek Hades to cool off. New Charter.
Senator Allen, speaking at Butte, Mon
tana, on Labor Day, said:
"1 think that the disposition to put a
strictly silver party in the field is con
fined to the mining states, and I am very
doubtful of the wisdom of the movement.
Those who are urging it are making a
great mistake. There are many silver
men who believe the Populist party is
simply a temporary growth and that it
will soon disappear with slightly chang
ed conditions. Therefore there are many
who urge the organization of a straight
silver party, but they are making a great
mistake, in my judgment. The ropulist
larty is as well founded, and for its mem
bers, as well organized, and as determin
ed as any other political party, and it
has come to stay. We will not be ab
sorbed by any other political party, and
we expect to open our doors sufhcieutly
wide to admit all honest men who want
to see areform inourgovernment. There
is no doubt that there will be an over
hauling of the Omaha platform to some
extent, but its cardinal principles will be
Anent Socialism, the San Francisco
Daily Examiner of September 25, says
Socialism can no longer be dismissed
with contempt; it has numbers and in
telligence in its service, and it must be
heard. It has two million disciples in
Germany: it has secured the majority in
some German and French cities, and it is
not impossible that it may obtain con
trol of some European governments. It
is in practical politics, and its arguments
are entitled to as much consideration as
is given to those oi protectionists and
This is quite an advance for the biggest
daily on this coast with its over 75,000
daily circulation. It indexes a great
change in public sentiment. So intellig
ent and successful has been the propa
ganda of Socialism that at, last it com
mands respect. Sneers and invective m e
no longer considered good answers to the
arguments of its advocates. Contound
intr socialism with anarchism gets a man
credit in these days for being an ignora
mus or a bigot. Many of the brainiest
men and women of the times are avowed
ly socialists. None who make pretense of
being progressive dare refuse a consider
ation of its claims. New Charter.
Give a lie the right to live and it will
wreck the universe.
Faith without works is an engine with
out any fire under the boiler.
The man who is mean to a child is a
good hand for the devil anywhere.
Theshortest cut to themassesis to gei
all the sinner in the church converted.
One trouble with the church is that
there are too many babes in it from four
to six feet high.
No man can sleep well in cloudy weather
when he knows that he has a sandy
foundation under his house.
The devil is well satisfied with his day's
work whenever he has got some man to
believe that money can make him happy.
The world is dying because there are
not more people getting such religion
that those who live iu the same house
with them can see it.
The state of a man's spiritual health
can be more accurately determined by
what he snys at home, whan things do
not go right, than by what he says at
prayer meeting. Rams Horn.
Wlat the People's Party Has Done
(Extract from Populist Hand Book.)
It enacted a maximum freight law, but
Republican courts suspended its opera
tion. It cut down extravagant appropria
tions, but a Republican legislature
brought them back.
It brought to light the corruption ex
isting in state institutions.
It made possible the passage of the
Australian ballot law.
It enacted a law requijang state and
county treasures to make all banks give
bonds that handle public money, and to
collect interest paid for the use of such
money and turn it into the public fund.
The lust Republican legislature sought to
repeal this, but the governor sustained
It enucted a law requiring intersecting
railroads to build transfer switches; and,
by means of such transfer switches to
ship all freight the shortest distance to
destination, but a Hepublican board of
transportation has nullified it.
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October 10, 189G
It repealed the special bounty given to
sugar refineries, which was re-enacted bj
the last Republican legislature.
It enacted the eight-hour law.
It gave the state a warehouse law.
It was instrumental in securing the
passage of a law to have the books o)
all county treasurers examined at least
once every two years.
It secured the passage of an ani-trust
It secured the passage of an anti-Pinker-ton
It was instrumental in having passed
many other good measures.
It elected the ablest United States sena
tor that ever represented Nebraska.
It elected the ablest and cleanest gov
ernor who ever occupied the executive
office of the state. Under his administra
tion it saved the state money by the veto
of several useless and extravagant ap
propriations. . By his suggestion in favor of the man
ufacture of oleomargarine for export, an
industry was saved to the state.
While it is tooearly to give any detailed
statement, it is certain that under Pop
ulist management the' various state in
stitutions will be more economically ad
ministered thau ever before.
WhWe the principal mission of the Peo
ple's party is national, there is a great
work yet remaing to bedonein Nebraska
To stamp out every remnant of bood
ling and fraud from d"ur state govern
ment; to introduce economy into all the
institutions of the state; to regulate Ne
braska railroads so that they shall
charge at least something near reason
able rates; to rescue our supreme court
and other courts from the domination ol
the corporations; and generally to place
upon the statute books just and benefi
cial laws, made in the interest of all the
people. The par.ty has done much for
the state already, but its opportunities
have beeu limited. It is only five jears
old atid its principal mission yetremains
to be performed.
Lowell a Populist
"The tricks of management are more
and more superseding the science of gov
ernment. Our methods force the growth
of two kinds of politicians to the crowd
ing out of all other varieties him who
is called practical, and him of the corner
"Could we only have a traveling exhi
bition of our Bosses, and say to the
American people, 'Behold the simpers o
your national destiny!' A single despot
would be cheaper and probably better
looking. It is a natural impulse to turn
ones eyes from these flesh flies that fat
ten on the stores of our body politic, and
plant the eggs of their disgustful and
infectious progeny. But it is a lesson of
the day that yielding to this repulsion
by the intelligent and refined is a mainly
efficient cause of the evil, and must be
overcome at whatever cost of selfish ease
and ffisthstic comfort, ere the evil can be
hopefully dealt with. ,
"But under every form of representa
tive government, parties become neces
sary for the marshalling and expression
of opinion, and when parties are once
formed, those questions the discussion of
which would discipline and fortify men's
minds tend more and more to pass out
of sight and the topics that interest
their prejudices and passions to become
more absorbing. What will be of imme
diate advantage to the party is the first
thing considered, what of permanent ad
vantage to their country the last. I re
fer especially to neither of the great par
ties which divide the country. Both par
tiss have been equally guilty, both have
evaded, as successfully as they could, the
living questions of the day.
"Between the two a conscientious voter
feels as the traveller of fifty years ago
felt between the toutera of the two rival
hotels in the village where the stage
coach stopped for dinner. Each side deaf
ened him with depreciation of the other
establishment till his only conclusion
was that each was worse than the other; .
and that it mattered little to which of
them he paid dearly for an indigestion."
James Russell Lowell in 1888.
Judgment Awaits Them
There is a generation, 0, how lofty are
their eyes; and their eyelids are lifted up.
There is a generation whose teeth are as
swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to
devour the poor from theearth, and the
needy from among man. Bible.
the state platform.
We, the people's party of the state
of Nebraska, in convention assembled, do
put forth the following platform of prin
ciples: We hereby reaffirm the principles of the
We deplare ourselves iu favor of strict
economy in conducting the affairs of the
state government iu all its branches.
We believe the judicial affairs of the
state should be conducted on the princi
ples of justice and honesty, without par
tisan bios, and in the interests of the
THE RESOLUTIONS A8 PASSED.
Resolved, That we favor the principle
of the initiative and referendum in mat
ters of legislation.
Resolved, That we are opposed to any
religious test for admission to office or
for membership in this party.
We invite all reform and progressive
organizations and persons to to unite
with us, and deprecate any act which
tends to give prestige and continued ex
istence to division of reform forces.
Resolevd, That if the policy of the gen
eral government in reducing the volume
of money is continued we must in justice
to the taxpayers demand the reduction
of all salaries of state and county
Resolved, That this convention most
heartily endorses the position of Governor
Holcomb in refereuce to the penitentiary
contracts and his efforts to administer
the affairs of the state in an economical
IWolved, That we express our sincere
thanks to the mayor and citizens of Lin
coln for their courtesy to the delegates
end visitors at this convention.
Resolved, That we view with alarm
the recent decision of the United States
supreme court on theincometax law, and
we denounce as a gross subversion of the
principles of free government the substi
tution of government by injunctions for
government by law, which has resulted
in the illegal imprisonment of free Ame
rican citizens, innocent of any crime
known to law, without trie.l by jury.
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