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About The farmers' alliance and Nebraska independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1892-1892 | View Entire Issue (June 23, 1892)
General Vas, Wyck Deliver an EoqufcBt
and Powirful Address tt Y- M O A
Obpel last ligbt
Aa Independent Cluk Oignli With
A Very Intelligent Mil appreciative
audience fathered at the V. M. C A.
chapel jreeterdsy evening to hear
General Van Wyck speak. The meet
lac ih called to order by General
Imh, and Mayor A. II. Weir w ctao
M chairman. J. C. MrXerny
made secretary. Tbe distinguished
speaker u then introduced and
poke for over an hour. He began by
saying that he could tell them noth
ing on the way this country had been
misgoverned that they did not already
know. Then be proceeded to discus
the method and power of organized
capital, trusts, corporations, banks,
etc. Ills wit, sarcasm and eloquence
were highly appreciated and liberally
aonlauded. Coming to the silver
question he said: . ,
"Some criticisms make the following
statement necessary: I have always
advocated and believed, that the law of
1873 which struck down the free coin
age of the standard dollar should be
repealed and free and unlimited coin
ago of silver restored, as it was in all
things including weight of metal in
the dollar. . I have always .believed that
(he greenback signed by 60,000,000
freemen was equil in money value and
purchasing power to either a gold or
silver dollar. And no patriotic citizen,
except from partisan considerations,
would slander his own country by dis
criminating against either form of its
tnon-y, by stigmatizing it as a dls
honeHt. debased coin. Who dare cast
such reproach upon this repub
lic? I have - always believed that
the commercial value of the material
composing it Is not a necessary ingred
ient in establishing a circulating me
dium, that the fiat stamp of the nation
makes gold, Bilver and paper of equal
power within the limit of the nation.
In making our foreign exchanges the
money feature is ignored. We trade
our precious metals to foreigners not
as money but as bullion at Its commod
ity value. The stamp only certifies to
the fineness. The Kothchilda of Eu
rope do not count it by dollar!, but use
the scales to weigh it; so do we with
material, is made for Americans. For
convenience and purchasing power the
greenback is tbe best and is preferred
by the great body of the people. We
never lacked for gold, grain and meat
to make our exchanges with the out
side world and when we da then let us
make less debt.
I have sometimes exercised the same
right conceded to all of criticising and
disapproving tbe position of others.
Financial philosophers like John Sher
man and John Carlisle Insist that one
result of free coinage will be an increase
of profits to the. mine and bullion own
era. The people are no more responsi
ble lor that than increase of profits to
gold bullionista and mine owners by
the free coinage of that metal. After
they object that free silver money Is
cumbrous they argue that the dollar
shall be made heavier and larger. I
have sought to answer such suggestions
by insisting that free coinage be
first restored as it was. The constitu
tion provides that congress ehf.ll have
power to coin money and regulate the
value thereof. After the people have
been given back what was stolen from
them, the other fellows can then try
their hand at persuading the people to
make it heavier, but I never intimated
that I would approve or assist in any
such scheme. An addition in size and
weight would make it no more desir
able as money while increasing the
burthens of transportation.
John Sherman and his class really
care nothing about the size, weight and
intrinsic value. - They want no more
made. "Thev want a contraction, and
talk of intrinsia value only to obstruct
Why was silver demonetized in 1873?
Ask some republican orator when he
comes this way. Who demanded it?
Did any of th great army of produ
cers, the multitude from the shops,
those who work at the looms, the forge
or the anvil? Then from whom except
those who are always scheming for
Jackson approved the free coinage
of both metals. Cleveland does not.
Harrison the grandfather approved the
tree coinage of both metals, and in his
Inaugural bewailed the danger of an
exclusive metallic currency, and insist
ed upon a liberal use of paper. The
rranidaoa repudiates the grandfather.
We stand where Jackson stood; where
the grandfather Harrison stood, where
the fathers of the republic stood for a
eeatury, and are ridiculed and malign
ed for devotion to the principles and
policies which made the nation great.
The g. o. p. with head uncovered and
on bended knee at Minneapolis returned
Jaaks that that the administration is
jiaytaf high comedy in the farce of an
iatsmatienal monetary conference, and
that If England permits, we may have
! tbe coinage of silver dollars.
A monetary conference with nations,
all of whom have declared against
silver, and when Harrison appoints
American members will name two
' enemies of silver and one friend! A
beautiful conference that will be. A
oonferenoe made in advance to beat
stiver and the American people! What
a travesty of decency and fair play!
By such a mockery they seek to deceive
the people. That tribunal will be on a
par with the destruction of sliver in
-1873. t It'-
The Bothchilds and the English no
bility after laying their heavy hand on
a large part of Europe, reached over
the ocean and siezed in the deadly
frasp free America. Through Wall
street they dictated our financial
policy. They purchas"d the demone
tising act of JeI3, and controlled our
government as easily as they do the
people of ln&'& and Egypt. They have
forced us to Ocrimlnata against one of
our own precious metals. Yet we
boast to be Ce greatest nation on the
harjb, and take th cringing attitude of
tbe little dag under the wagon. We
have ostracised and struck down Amer
ican silver when we produce more sil
ver thsn too world outelde. Is It not
humiliating to be notged by a republi
can convention that if England grac-
clon!y pmilu we may have more ail
wrdiUiaM, Vt we tax the people M? fro
tret the iron and coal of IVnulvMda,
and fciedd Billions yearly to the lf-tum-s
of a few men lite Carnegie.
Wall lret cwns both the old it
ties. It controlled Cleveland aud it
Dare we hope for an adm!nltraiim
that will inaugurate an American
policy which will spurn English infu
eoc, ar4 give u an American nnn al
At the close of the General's sptHx h,
Hon. Jerome fchamp spoke for a
few minutes. Then an independent club
with over eighty members was organ
ized with th following officers: 1'reei
dent, Hon. Wm. Le; viee-nrwiilenU,
8. J. Kent, Mart Howe, and W. L,
Cundiff; secretary, J. C, McXerny,
treasurer, O. E. Goodell: executive
committee, John F. MefTerd, John
Kucera, J. W. Kroberson, S. J. Kent,
C. E. Woodaru, C. H. 1'irtle, H. S.
Bowers, and the president and secre
tary. An enthusiastic admirer of Gen. Van
Wyck moved to name the club afu r the
General and it carried with a hurrah,
and he was chosen as an honorary
It was decided to meet at linker'
hall on next Thursday evening. The
meetinir was a itttocBs. Harmony,
good feeling and enthusiasm were the
marked features of the meeting.
Copy of a Letter to the Toledo Blade.
Dhainard, Hutler Co., Neb., June
14. 181i Editor Toledo Blade: In re
ply to your card offering portrait f re
publican candidate for each taiee
month's subscriber to tbe Blade allow
me to say that an honest portrait of the
effects of legislation and administration
of laws by that party for the past thirty
years would be far more useful to me
and my family than any picture of the
figure-heads who happen to be ia such
a position as to command votes enough
to make the candidates for office in the
Let the picture, in the background
represent a country with fertile Melds,
peopled with industrious citizens enjoy
ing peacefully the fruits of their labor
with no millstone of debt overhanging
them ready to crush and destroy. And
in the nearer view the same country
with penitentiaries and asylums filled
to overflowing, suicides and murders of
daily occurrence, and a huge millstone
of debt suspended above them by a
slender cord ready to fall and crush be
neath its weight the workers below.
Add to this picture If you please a huge
serpent representing the money power,
with his huge body coiled about the
land licking the people with his slimy
tongue preparatory to swallowing
them, and invoking tbe millstone above
representing thirty billion dollars of debt
to descend on those who have the firm
ness to resist his licking.
Name the picture "The fruits of
thirty year's blind adherence to party
In a people's government" and you will
have a picture which "will take"
readily with the masses and one which
I would eladlv leave to mv children as
a reminder of the conditions against
which their father is honestly contend
Jo thanit you, none or your uarrison
A Farmer and Ex-Soldier.
The cases of the State vs. John B.
Housel and S. Yates OgJen on the
charge of violating the laws in practic
ing medicine without a certificate was
tried in Judge Borgel's court yesterday
afternoon Dr. Crim was the prosecut
ing witness and N. Z. Snell appeared
for the state. The defendants
had no counsol. They were charged
with fcavi-jg treated profes
sionally Granville Sellers, who
died a few weeks ago i i
Mr. Ogden had a copy of the Bible
with him and explained his religious
beliefs from the Scriptures. The de
fendants stated that they received no
pay for treating tho Bloke but simply
for the time they put in going about
the community and teaching the scrip
Thev maintained that If they were
guilty of violating the law then every
minister in the city wasequaiiy guilty.
A number of wltnenses were examined
including Melville Hlgley, brother of
Mrs. Funnie Sellers, the widow of
Granville Sellers; Mary and M. L.
Hlgley, Mrs. Lolla Park, J. W. Cuv
rignt, city editor oi tne journal, anu
Mrs. Fannie Sellers.
At the conclusion of the hoaring
J ud ire Bortrelt announced that he
would take their case under advisement
until to-dav. This afternoon he ren
dersd his decision and bound both of
the defendants over to tho district
court, putting them under bonds of
, ; A Preacher Suspended.
Dr. C. C. Lasbv, of St. Paul church,
and other M. E dignitaries, returned
Yesterday from Wahoo where they
have been in attendance upon the trial
of Rev. Wjcoff. late M. E. pastor at
that place. Charges of Immoral con
duct had bsen preferred by members of
the congregation and a trial was had
before the prfsiding elder and a jury of
pastors, in which Dr. Lasby acted as
proseeulor. r o criminal cnarges were
made and the evidence introduced
showed nothing more serious than In
discreet acts on the part of the accused.
Rev. Wycoff was suspended until the
next meeting of the conference.
4 ' Tirst Marriage Licence,
Rev. Cyrus Carter of this city has
turned over to Mijor Bohanan he first
marriage license ever issued in thi
county. It was not however the first
marriage ever solemnized as several
were performed without the formality
of a marriage license. The document
Is still clean and well preserved, but
the Ink has grown gray with age. It
reads as follows:
Nebraska Territory I R
Landcaster County oa
To enny lawful Pursen Grcatlng you
Are here By Otherlsed to Join In holy
Bands Of Nlatrlmony Mr. C. f. Wade to
Miss Myt Guy And Return the the
Same Oocordlng to law.
Given under My hand this Day the 7
Day Of December 1865. J. D. Main,
Probate J udge.
The County W.0.T.TT.
One of the most pleasant and Interest
ing meetings of tho county W. C. T. U
occurred at Yankea Hill on Thursday,
the union being In scstion throughout
the day and evening. Dinner and
supper were served in the upper rooms
of the school building and a royal good
time was had. Beside the regular
delegates a largo number of visitors
were present, conveyance being fur
nished to Lincoln people to and from
the terminus of the street car line at
Among the exercise were two in
teresting papers, one by Mrs. A. S.
Williams on "Social Purity," and one
by Mrs. E'orts Wilson on "Universal
Suffrage." In the evening Mr. Bent
ley gave a prohibition speech.
The officers for the coming year are
Mrs. S. C. O. Upton, president: Mrs.
Demaree, secretary; and Mrs. Fields,
FOR THE YOUNG rEOMX
BOYS AND GIRLS.
Some Queer Notes About Animate
..The Colors of Water The
Congo River Examine a
Some Queer Things About Animals.
A pet cat owned by a New York
family U hni of sx pensive playthings.
Thswiie of its owner missed a four
hundred-dollar diamond a few days
ago, and after notifying the police,
and advertising largely for it, offering
a suitable reward for its return, the
cat was found playing with it on ths
floor. Whether the cat received any
portion of tbe reward or not the
papsrs failed to state.
A horse, wlale drinking from a mill
pond the other day, swallowed an eel,
and ever since that time has shied at
everything. The animal's owner does
not know whether to, attribute the
curious wriggling of the horse te a
sudden growth of timidity or to tbe
eel, which is, presumably, still alive.
There is a dog in Yonkers, belonging
to a friend of the writer, that is over
twenty-five years old. It has never
barked, it never moves from a sitting
posture, and for the last eighteen
years it has eaten nothing. It is a
cast-iron dog, and has just had a
new coat ot paint to Keep it warm
during the summer.
There is a'curious-looking animal in
South Africatbat looks for , all the
world like a piece of toast with four
legs, a head, and a tail. It resembles
a pussy cat about the forehead and
ears, but its nose is distinctly
that of a rat, while its tail is not very
dissimilar to that of a fox. This
strange animal is called the aardwolf,
and doubtless dweHs in South Africa
because, by hie looks, he would not
be admitted into good animal society
it is said that a German family
living out West have in their pos
session a tame fox with a beautiful
bushy tail with which the animal has
been trained to dust the tmrlor furni
ture eveny morning. It woaldfeertain
ly be a great saving in time and
strength of many overworked people
if dogs with long tails and cats with
solt furry sides would be trained to
do similar work. .
A great many years ago, when our
grandfathers were very young, and be
fore the flood, there nsed to be a
strange-looking animal, called the
glyptodon. He was called glyptodon
because lie bad fluted teeth, and per
haps because the people who named
him hadn't heard of tarts. We should
doubtless have called him aTarto
don, because his back, in the pictures
we havcol bun, really resemble a tart
more than anything else, though it
weighed somewhat more than most
tarts do before they are eaten. The
glyptodon also had four feet, and
could always tell his hind feet from his
front ones by the singular fact that
his hind feet had five toes each, while
the front feet had to get along with
i'our. This animal does not exist at
the present time, and it is just as well
that he doesn't, because he could be
very disagreeable if he wanted to, as
you can very well imagine when you
remember that he was really nothing
more than a turtle, and he was quite as
large as an ordinary elephant in his
A useful south American animal is
the kinkajou, which, as the dictionary
will tell you, is a procyonilorm quad
ruped, with a protusile tongue and a
prehensile tail. Under ordinary cir
cumstances, it you were to meet a xm
kajou in the street, you Would look
for an Italian with a hand organ,
though I should be inclined to look
(or a policeman, because I know
how unpleasant the animal can be,
f articularly in the fruit season, for
he kinkajou loves fruit, and eats all
he can find. The chief reason for as
serting that the kinkajou is useful is
that in addition to his fondness for
fruit, he has a great liking for insects
for lunch, ana when tamed is a valu
able assistance in Southern homes,
where fly paper is unknown, and
where a mosquito net is more expen
sive than a silk dress. It has always
seemed strange jto me that some enter
prising person has not imported a few
thousand of these insect-eaters from
South America for use in North Amer
ican summer hotels. They could not
cost more than one hundred dollars a
dozan, and many people would rather
pay that amount than spend the
night with a swarm of mosquitoes,
and unprovided with means of de
fence agiJinst them. II arper's Young
The Colors of Water.
"Is it not true, grandpa, that water
nas no color?"
"Yes; dear child, it is blue, but so
little so that you can not sec it."
Can you see that it is blue?"
"No; but still it is blue. Look at
I took a little ultramarine on the
end of the brush and mixed it with
the water. "Boes it look blue now?"
"No; I see nothing."
"Nor I. But you saw how I put a
little blue color in it with the brush."
"Yes, but there was not enough ot
it. Put more in."
I silently took the glass and set it
on a piece of white paper in the bright
sunshine. "Now look from above
down into it." '
"It is blue!" said the little one, clap
ping her hands, "but only a very lit
tle." "Look at it from the other side,
where the sun is shining into it. Is it
not a little bit red, like the bell-flowers
which you nicked yesterday?
"That is wonderful," said the little
one. "It is blue from above, a little
bit red in the sun, and when we look
at it from this aide of the room we
"Think about it a littte. The glass
is as brood as my finger is long. But
it is at least three times as high as my
fineer. When you look at it from the
side, you see only a finger's length of
water; but when you look down into
it, you see through three fingers' laneth
of water three times as much. You
see it blue from the side, and three
times as blue from above, don t
"Is that really true?" said the little
one, as she measured with her nnger.
She nodded that she was satisned.
"Now imagine that the water is as
deep as the height of the church
steeple, and dseiwr that it reaches
from here up Into Kalvan aud down
to Vernayas. Theu you would see the
water from above it all blus.
"Is the lake, then, really so deep?"
"Yes. and deeper."
' I will not continue the conversation
any longer. It went on with various
simple experiment beginning with
differently color! eioues, which I let
drop into the wat-v and then placed
on the white, then with sett ma the
glass with its wwiklr blumh con ten is
on differently colored pajier, and end
ed with my trying to mike the chil
dren perceive how the roiors changed
when they were seen through the whole
depth of the glass. I will not say that
the little ones were brought to a full
comprehension of the mater; but they
stuck fast to the assertion that water
is blue, of an infinitely weak blue, and
that the blue color run not be seen till
one looks into a c rtain depth of it.
Carl Vogt, in The Popular Science
Facing- A Buffalo
Romolo Gessi Pasha, in his "Seven
Years in the Soudan," describes his
first experience in shooting "large
game." He had used a gun from boy
hood, but4iad never hunted anything
larger than wild goats and wolves.
Now he was in a buffalo country, and
one day a soldier came in to say that
he had seen several of ths animals in
the neighborhood. The temptation
was too great, and in spite ot the ex
cessive heat, Sinnor Gen, with a ser
vant and the soldier, sallied forth.
We hod not got two hundred steps
when I saw six fine male buffaloes.
Hiding behind ant-hills, and taking
advantage of the wind, which blew
toward us, we slowly approached the
Animals. When we were within eighty
paces of them they scented the dan
ger, and two which were on guard fix
ed their eyes in our direction.
we waited behind a sugar-loaf ant
hill for half an hour, not daring to
move fnr fnr rtt Harinir t,h sum.
Tlien I changed my mind, and tried to
reacn another ant-hill a hundred teec
away, from which I could shoot aide-
ways,, as I supposed taking advantage
of the bushes.
Without being noticed by Hoggi, to
whom I had said nothins of my inten
tion, I started for the place. When I
was half-way between thetwoant-hills
I saw that Haeci was taking aim, and
before I could call out to him the shot
The buffaloes looked up, uncertain
whence came the danger. The grass
where I stood was low, and i was
plainly, visible. One of the animals
was wounded in the shoulder, too high
to break the bone, and foaming at the
mouth, with his tail in the air he rush
ed upon me.
1 waited patiently till ho came within
twelve paces of me. Then I placed a
ball in his head about an incti below
the horns. He bent his hind legs, but
recovered himself almost at once. I
fired my second barrel, and he fell
lfeless to the ground. ,
Ancient Spoiling. .
Uniformity of spelling is strictly a
modern accomplishment, says the
author of. "The Sabbath in Puritan
New England," a hampering innova
tion. In the descriptions of early
nieeting-hous , "A squnare roof with
out Dormans, with two Lucoras on
ea?h Bide," evidently means a roof
without dormers or beams and with
lucarnes, but who, unused to old
records, would guess it?
They had in those days "turritts"
and turetts" nnd "turits" and
"turyts" ami "feriats" and "tyrryts"
and "toryettes" aod "turiotts" and
"chyrists" which were one of the same
thing. One church has orders for
myces" and "rayles ' and "nayles '
and "bymes" and "tyniber"and"eny-
bels" and a "'ptilpyt " and "three payr
of stayrs.'a liberal supply of y's.
Otten in the same entry one word is
spelled in three or four different ways.
A portion of the contract in the Kox
bury church records reads:
"Sayd John is to fence iu the Buring
P'as with a Fesy stan wall, sefighattly
don for Strenk and workmanship, as
also to mark a Doball gatt 6 or 8
fote wid and to ting it."
"Sefighattly" in sufficiently intelligi
ble, nnd one ean fancy the double gate
all hinged, but 'vlio could guess that
fesy is "faey, or hrced smoothly?
The youth who has learned tolabor
with diligence, has gained possession
of one of the keys that unlock, the
door of success; but it is not until he
has learned tolabor with painstakuig
care that he possesses the secret of
prosperity and lasting accomplish
ment. Accuracy makes industry al
most indefatigable. The truth is well
illustrated in the lesson which the
great Audubon, himself a splendid
example of what his rule would pro
duce, endeavored to teach the young
man who came to hiin for encourage
ment and advice:
A young artist once called upon Au
dubon, the great student of birds, to
show him drawings and paintings.
Audubon after examining the work,
"I like it very much, but it is defic-
cient. You have painted the legs of
this bird nicely, except in one respect.
The scales ore exact in shape and col
or, but you have not arranged them
correctly as to number."
"1 never thought of that, said tne
"Quite likely," said Audubon. "Now
upon the upper ridge of partridge's leg
there are just so many scales. .You
have too many. Examine the legs of
a thousand partridges, you will find
the scales the sameln number."
The lesson shows how Audubon be
came great by patient study of small
The Congo River,
Forourjcnowledge of the dimensions
and navigable lengths of the Congo,
the largest, and, next to the Nile, the
loncest African river, the world is
indebted almost entirely to Mr. Stan
ley, its discoverer, and the founder of
the great Free State within its basin.
According to Mr. Stanley, the Congo
is more than 3,000 miles long; and in
size and volume the second river of
the world, the first being presumably
the Amazon. Like the Nile, the Congo
has one stretch of uninterrupted
navigation 1,000 miles long, between
Stanley Pool and Stanley Falls.
Unfortunately for commerce, however,
this magnificent stretch of water is
separated from the sea by a series of
insurmountable cataracts that com
pel a portage 235 miles, or two por
tages of 85 ami 50 miles and many
transfers. The largest of all African
rivers and probably the most valuable
from a commercial point of view,
more promptly and more emphatically
than any of the others forbids the up
ward progress of the steamer. Sel.
A POOR WINNER.
Hm Have AM t aa4 Cm
c tto KiMctrl ta l ltvllo.
When the Itotnot-ralie party Is ae
cured of do as Oo'iilt. for the people
Its le&icrt snwer that it bat never
had chance to do snytb'n; has
never been ia power and thetr Demo
cratic loader are contioeally telHsf
the lubring people who have looked
to the Democratic party for relief, lb si
tbe party ought not to be b: timed in
as auth It has na.er bad full ca
trol of both branches of lenUdat'Bw
This ii the strongest argument af.ast
the Democratic party. 1 ot thirty
year the democratic party has been
before the people with its principles
and its advocate and has nerer suc
ceeded ia gaining sufficient power to
do the people any good. We would
ask how much longer time does it
want? Aod Vhere not something
wrong ia the paiuy that cannot win
that popularity with the people
necessary to give it power?
To illustrate, what would you think
of a man's judgment who selected a
horse and bet on blm every race for
forty j ears and during that leag
period tUe horse lost every , race.
Would you net call bud an idiot to
keep bet.iug on that old nag for an
other thirty years?
Yes, that is just what the Demo
cratic bji?e are asking the laboring
people of this country to do. says the
Southern Alliance Farmer. They
say to tho farmeri of the south, you
lnuat keep betting on the old Demo
cratic horse, although the old horse is
loaded down wh.li broken promises till
he could not jump over tbe "butt cut
of a brcom straw."
They tell us we must st'.ck to this
old Democratic horse or he will be
"disrupted. " What difference does it
make to the laboring people who have
lost on him in erery race for thirty
years if a flue does break somewhere.
If he does not. win a single race in
thirty years we will try another still.
This we are sure will display better
judgment on tbe part of the voters
than has been exhibited heretofore.
The patience exhibited in waiting
on the old parties for relief has been
something wonderful and If the peo
ple, knowing the record of these par
ties, rely on them fer another thirty
years, for relief, which they must
have to keep them and their children
from hunger, then they deserve just
what they have received for the past
thirty years, promises soon to be
The only effort being made at tbe
present time by our able Democratic
statesman is an efTert to remitln in of
fice. . We read in the Democratic pa
pers that 129 Democratic congress
men are absent at home pulling the
wires fer re eleotion. Congress Is un
able to go on with the business before
It because nearly one half of the Dem
ocratic members are absent, and yet
we are told that relief must and can
come only through the Democratic
party. The condition of the
lower house of congress shows one
thing conclusively, and that is the
Republicans in congress are attending
more closely to the dstias which they
are elected and paid to perform than
those who are to save the country.
The idea of Democratic congress
men running over the country asking
the people to sead them back to con
gress another term in order that they
may do something for their relief
rather than stay at their post of duty
at Washington and make an honest
effort to do something now.
In our judgment, with tbe ascent
on the meat, the laboring people of
this country have com a to the conclu
sion that the Democratic party is a
poor winner and in the future will
stake their votes on a party with a
platform and principles ca'culated to
win popularity with the people and
carry It on to victory and success. .
The Preacher Va night.
A preacher, addressing a Chicago
audience, one said:
You are not intellectually capable
of it" (governing) "You elect to
otHoe the worst meu, men whom you
know will be easily corrupted; your
representatives create the monopolies
under whose exactions you are suffer
ing." This applies literally to nine out of
ten Democrats and Republicans who
vote the old party tickets, and will
vote again this year.
There is not a bad law upon the
) There is not a corporate monopoly
There has not been a thsft or a rob
beny of public land aqd money;
There is not a corrupt man in office:
But what is the direct result of the
ignorant and stupid work of the peo
ple themselves at the ballot box.
There is not a single wrong but
what can be righted, nor a tyranny
but wh'at can be overthrown by an In
telligent exercise of the elective fran
chise. To educate the people, and stir
them up to the point of exercising
their rights, Is the great work which
reformers should seek to accomplish.
For unless it can be accomplished our
republic is a failure. Sentinel.
A Democratic wooer blandly ap
proached a People's party man and
says: "Wo are very much nearer to
your party than the Republicans.
Why don't you some with ui?"
The People's party man replies:
You flat-headed old antedoluvian
Bourbon, if you had decided to com
mit sulclfo which would you take,
arsenlo or laudanum?"
The Topeka Tribune: That was a
very generous act of the president
and secretary of state paying the Ital
ians $25,000 as indemnity for the
dagoes that were killed in New
Orleans. If they hod been Americans
the account would have been called
square after the funeral expenses had
been paid. But It would'nt do to of
fend Italy. She might refuse to send
us any more paupers.
Peter Garner, a farmer, was robbed
of $300 three miles from Adel, Ia,. by
Fred Eckstein, one of the foremost
men in the American white lead com
bine, met his death by fulling down
the elevator shaft in his new building
Lady Elizabeth Louise Monck, wife,
ot Lord Monck, who was governor
general of Canada from J Sol to 1667, is
dead. She was the daughter of tht
first earl of Rathdown.
The Russian commissioner general
i the Russiim section of the world'l
fair Is en route to this country and
promises that his country's exhibit
will be a very brilliant one.
K-iTTOaX AID ADDRESS CF TEX
Adopted at SU Louis, Febnarj 24, 1691
"Tbl. ta (rat rrM labor amifortuee of
l'olt4 Btaias aaS of la worid, rrynaao
n all SivtetuM or urbaa ao4 rural oro
m ioSaatr?, aatoiatied ia oaUonai eunsrvM,
arukina' upon aetmn Uu bieaaiif aad aru
oUa af Aiiiit aauturth ut and
, uoo at itaioa aoS luoceaa laa m
hf Miluxu ataii nnwiM m hmt
iiautfeer sr-oparauoa. bmm la tee
, uiKlaC ot a ntuuu (jroum W m nn(lB
irei. Botuuui. as4 saatenai.reia CtrBaUq.
atad"u"aa'rieS bondholder! u'iTr, waicfe V
tava auaaanii aa sola sioea toe Save of Bia
tory. has baae deneneUaae. to add to ta.
swieeeaiBe sowar et told br deereealni
man labor, -ana tbe supply of currency I
purpoaely abridg-ed to fatten usureta, baa
rapt enterprise aad eruiave industry. A vas
oontpiraey attains t mankind has beea orvan
lzed on two oontinenta aad is tAklnf pnaai 1
sic nof the world. If not met and overthrown a
oaoe it forebodes terrible rocial eonnflsions
tbe destruction of civilization, ar the eetao
Ushment of an absolute deapotrss.
"In this crisis of human affair tbe lateU
rent and working; people, producers ef tee
tJalted States, have come together! the name
oraesoe, order and aooioty, to defend liberty,
prosperity, and lustioe.
We declare our union and indtpendaaoe.
We assert our purpose to vote with that po
litical organization which rep rases ta aur
"We charts that tbe oontrollirar lafluenoes
dominating the old peilUcal parties have al
lowed tbe existing dreadful conditions to d-'
velop without serious effort to restrain or
prevent them. Neither do they new Intend
to accomplish reform. They have screed to
gether to Ignore, in the coming campaign er-
ery issue but one. They propose te drown the
outcries of a plundered people wits theup
roarof a sham battle over the tarisT; se that
corporations, national banks, rings, trusts,
"watered stocks," the demonetization of sil
ver, and the oppression of usurers, may all
be lost light of.
" They proposa to sacrifice our home and
children upon the a'tar of Mammon, to de
stroy the hopes of the multitude In order to
secure corruption funds from tbe (rest ioms
of plunder. -
"We assert t hat a political organization, rep
resentlnc the political principle herein stated
I necessary. to redress the grlaraBoes of
which we complain. .
"Assembled en the anniversary ef thi
birth of tbe illustrious man who led the tit
great revolution on thi continent again
oppression, filled with sentiment which act
uatedthat grand generation, we seek to rt
tore the government of the republic to th
hand of tbe "plain people" with whom I
originate. Our door are epente all point
of tbe compass. Wo ask ail honest men t
join with and help us.
"In order to restrain the extortions of at
gregated capital, to drive the mone
cnangeraout of the temple; to forma perfec
union, establish justice. Insure domestl
tranquility, provide fer the common defense
promote Vt general welfare, aad secure th
blessings of liberty for ourselves and our pot
terlty, we do ordain and establish th fo
PLATFORM Or PRIBCIMJS:
"We declare the union of the labor force
of the United States, this day aeeomplished
permanent and perpetual. May it (pirit en
ter into all hearts for tbe salvation of th rei
public and the upllftingof mankind.
Wealth belongs to him who create It. Bvi
ery dollar taken from Industry without an
equivalent is robbery, if any will not -work
neither shall he eat. The interests of reral
and urban labor are the same; their enemies
"1. We demand a national currency, af
sound and flexible, issued by tbe genera
government only, a fall legal tender for al
ebts, public and private, and that without
the use of banking corporations, a just, equit
able mean of circulation, at a tax not to ex
reed 2 per cent as set forth in the gub-treasi
ury plan of tiie Farmers Allianoe, or som
better system. Also payment in discharge oi
Its obligations for publlo improvement.
"2. We demand free and unlimited oolnagt
"8. We demand that the amount of cirou
latlng medium b speedily increased to not
less than $50 per capita.
"4 We demand a graduated income tax.
' I. We believe that tbe money of thi
country should be kept a much as posslbli
in the hands of the people, aad hence we de
mand that all national, and state revenui
shall be limited to the neeessary expense o
the government, economically aad honeetl;
' . We demand that postal saving bank
be established by the government fer th
safe deposit of the earnings of the people an
to facilitate exchange.
"7. The laud, Including all the natural r
source of wealth. Is the heritage of all tt
people and should net be monopolized ft
speculative purposes, and alien ownership t
land should be prohibited. Al) land now he
by railroads and other corporation lnexoei
of their actual needs, and all lands nowownt
by aliens, should be reclaimed by the goverl
niem and held for actual settlers only. ;
"8. Transportation being a mean of o:
change and a public necessity, the goverl
ment should own nnd operate the rallroat
In the interest of the people.
"9. The telegraph and telephone, like tt
post office system, being a neoessity for U
transmission of news, should be owned aa
operated by the government In the Interest 1
the people. ;
sj Oldham County Index: There woul
be no need for a new party, no nee
for a revolution, if every America
citizen would "stand by his gun" 01
the floor of his convention and figh
for his rights.
,.u lunuoi prouenr aa wen aa au
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afnnldinir mrntiniri and notify Slate HeJ
retary Thompson as soon is possib: wheil
they have not already done so.
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