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T H E A L L I AN OB - INDEPENDENT.
INDEPENDENTS . RATIFY
Mru. Mary E. Leaso of Kansas Delivers a
Wonderful Address at the
James O. Fields, Independent Candidate
for Vice-President, Does Himself
A Splendid Meeting
It waa a little before nine o'clock last
evening when J. V. Wolfe touched the
button and opened the ratification of
the nominations of the Omaha conven
tion. Mrs. Mary Leaso and General
Fields, the candidate for vice-president,
Jiad spoken during the day at Beatrice
and had been secured for the meeting,
' at the Lansing. The train did not get
in until 8:45. The audience waited
with commendable patience, and upon
introduction of Chairman Wolfe, W. L.
Cundiff stepped forward and read the
platform and declaration of principles
as enunciated at the Omaha conven
Mr. Cundiff prefaced his appearance
on the stage by saying that ho had
Jbeentrcduced to kill time and con
sequently hoped that he would not kill
his audience. He then showed the
similarity in principle, of the conven
tion that issued the declaration of in
depence and the convention that nom
inated a ticket and put forth a plat
form at the Omaha convention. J ust
as Mr. Cundiff got nicely warmed up to
hissubiect. MrsV Lease and General
Fields came on to the stage and with
the remark that ho would finish his
sentence next week, the speaker sat
Chairraan'Wolfo then stepped for
ward and told the audience that all had
heard of Kansas, of the stirring times
down there, of the oppression, the
legal robbery and the uprising of the
people. All had heard of the senatorial
canvass of two years ago and tho over
throw of John J. Ingalls. Ho further
said, "I havo the pleasure and honor to
introduce tho one who did nfore than
jglhyj' with her little tongue and
any uii "fiaJbDut that result
big brain to bringi
Mrs. Mary E. Leaso." """ t, ,
Amidst hearty cheer3 and applausei
Mrs. Lease stepped lorwara anu greexeu
the audience. She is a tall, somewhat
slender lady, with strong features, blue
eyes, dark nair, wen snapeu neau, uuu
a deep, powerful, searching voice.
As sho stands erect as a pillar on the
stage and pours forth her arguments,
she proves to all her ability as a stump
speaker with a power to movoher
hearers. Her points of argument and
the manner in which she presents them
are more like those of a man than a
. woman. Yet no one can say that Mrs.
Leaso is masculin-i. ...
The speaker commenced by objecting
to being introduced as the one who was
largely the meaDs of defeating tho late
Kansas senator. "I did not defeat
Ingalls," was the assertion. "He de
feated himself. It was John J.'Ingalls
pitted against John J. Ingalls. He has
stood in every conceivable place and
attitude during nis years ui puuiu;
and that properly presented did the
, work." 11T .
In 1878 Ingalls said: "It is no longer
possible to disguiso the truth. OU
issues are dead. The people have
commenced to arguo and think for
themselves. On the one side is capital
on the other labor." We are on the
t ero'e of a revolution in fact. It is a
- evolution of brain and ballot. It is
destined to bring redemption to
nimanitythe world over." The ques-
. . tion is no longer "what of the king?
but "whaVof the people?" There is
unrest " all over the world and the
American people are studying the
gospel of discontent. Blessed be that
gospel if it destroys apathy and
This period not only stirs the hearts
of the Americen people, but alio the
whole world. We hear of civil distur
bances in the monarchies of Europe.
We hear the mighty universal protest
against tho oppression that has held
down the toilers. That state of affairs
in the old world we all . expect, but
this country is getting in tho same
condition. In New York, the city of
schools, churches and wealth, there are
sections where to a single square mile
there are packed 150.000 of half-starved
criminalized, wolf-reared people a
greater number to the square mile
than is found in the darkest nooks of
London. ' But that is not all. In New
York City 108,000 working women are
compelled to sell the'r eouIs for bread
to preserve life because of the insuffi
cient wages paid for their labor. And
we call ourselves a Christian nation,
and send missionaries to China and
Small farms are decreasing and large
ones increasing. The small farmers
are being driven to the cities because
farming don't pay and as a result the
cities are becoming congested. 'J he
hand of labor is raised against unjust
burdens on the shoulders of toil. Each
year $1,500,000 are paid by the people
of this country to the railroads, the
tariff and the profit of trusts.
! The barons of 'old robbed in violation
of the laws. Robbery is now done le
gally by the lawyers, lawyer's fees and
pleas, and sheriff's sales. Yet thous
ands still vote for the scoundrels who
rob them, prejudice causing them to
refuse to read the truth. The past
twenty-live years more robbery has
been perpetrated by law than by the
sword of any tyrant or outlaw in any
one hundred years.
We know we have been robbed.
What is the remedy? Can relief come
from the old parties? Where is there
a single act brought forward in the
past twenty-five years solely fr the
relief of the people? The people have
waited long and suffered much for relief
from the old parties. The republicans
said, "wait, bo Datient, economical;
then democratic obstructionists in the
house." Finally the Fifty-first congress
had full control of all departments of
the governments and full power to
meet the demands of the people. Noth
ing was done. Since 1876 there has
been a clamor for the restoration of
silver. That act was expected of the
Fifty-first congress. It did exactly the
opposite and in addition gave without
excuse in time of peace a billion-dollar
congress a congress that cost tho peo
ple $1,073 for every minute it was in
What havo the democrats done?
They have not given a greater volume
of money. They havo given simply a
chango in postmasters. In the Fifty
second congress with a majority in the
house the democrats gave a majority
against a bill to remonotize silver.
These two old parties are the same un-
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ri4T- umereui names tucjr aio Wre"same
Jir ml vri n irtvw in nd i
On , 1 j ,fnT,n mT uouu, u,u 4100-
tions even the whiskey question.
A ragged back and empty stomach
knows no party. The independent
party is the only one possessing the
republican principles of Abraham Lin
coln and the democratic simplicity of
We have advanced too far up the hill
of civilization and too far on the road
to Christianity to resort to bloodshed.
No one must think of that. All can be
settled by tho ballot.
This reform movement is no less re
ligious than political. It is an attempt
to put into operation the basic princi
ples of Christianity the ten command
ments, the sermon on the mount and
the "golden rule."
DesDite the abuse and ridicule anu
misrepresentation, of this movement
and its speakers no one is asking more
man su-ipio jusuco. ims unuuu can
not loner survive restincr on injustice.
Justice demands an over-hauling of the
books and the downfall of Babylon.
Wo are simply tryinsc to bring about
that time foretold by the prophet the
. 1 1 n 1 . 1 : i
time when there snan do neimcr uui
lionaires nor paupers.
Jerome Shamp in a few well chosen
words next introduced Lren'l. J. It.
Fields of Virginia, independent nom
inee for vice-president.
Gen'l. Fields is a tall, slender gentle
man with a rather thin face, gray hair
and an upper lip smoothly shaven. He
looks more like a Yankee deacon than
a member of the F. F. Vs.
Stepping forward, the speaker began:
"I esteem it a favor to appear before
you that you may look on the face of
him who in your morning paper is
terrred 'the erreat unknown. That
statement would have been correct had
the word 'erreat' been left out.
"It is well known that when either a
geeat or little unknown has been put
up for office, he has always been
elected, hence I return thanks to my
friend of the Lincoln Journal, ani am
glad of this opportunity for you to see
my face and hear my voice."
The . speaker continued by saying
that he was a son of old Virginia and
that the highest aspiration of his heart
had been to do his duty at all times
and under all circumstances as he
understood matters. If he had ever
made mistakes they were of the head
and not the heart.
Ho said he was a democrat in the
strictest and most correct sense of that
term and that he hoped to re-establish
a true and pure democracy as such a
thing had not existed for a long time.
Two well drilled political armies
were spoken of as being in front of the
independents and they possess nothing
but truth, smooth pebbles and some
small Davids. But, nevertheless, they
propose t i give the enemy some of
. The republican party is plutocratic
and commands the deepest affection of
Wall street and the Bank of England.
The democratic platform adopted at
Chicago, and represented by Grover
Cleveland, is entirely plf asing to Wall
street and the Bank of England. But
here the independents are, the repre
sentatives of the people, charging for
the recapture of their lost rights.
Cannon aro all around them but they
are going to charge just the same.
The speaker regretted teing com
pelled to fight a combined army. It
wou'd not be so hard if the enemy
would do a little more justice. At
home he is told that he is an enemy to
the democratic party, assisting the
republican party. In the north he is
an enemy to the republican party, as
sisting democracy. Good men wno
start out on reform movements, politi
cal or religious, have these things to
undergo. Each party is mistaken.
We are after them both and will hunt
with double barreled guns. They will
never be left until they surrender but
good conditions will be given for that.
It is the duty of every man to study the
politics of his country. It is the duty
of each citizen to belong to some party.
General Fields then staled that
while he had always been actively en
gaged in politics he had never sought
office nor made a speech in his own behalf.
As one humble man of the south in
1861 he then felt it his duty to leave
all personal interests and go to g
fields where the honqiiftrnrfis state
called, but firigTiad donned the blue
and fftttffWTTn tho Mp.xinan war. In
war he had, never left the ranks until
the close, and now gives notice that he
was in the independent ranks to stay.
When ho laid down his arms at Appa-
mattox Court House and went home he
did so with a good spirit and accepted
the results of that surrender. He stat
ed that he came without malice and
can say peace and good will to all men.
TTTI t T! 1 J! J i. 4. i
w nue ijincoiii uiu iiuu say uu m is
now said the war was to iree me
slaves. He said he was glad they are
free and now is in this war to free the
white man. That slavery of tho black
man did not compare with the slavery
of the present time. The general de
manded free men, free silver, iree
land and sufficient money for the tran
saction of the country's business. He
did not care what the money was made
of just so it was good and sufficient.
The speakers remarks were somewhat
lenghtby and kept tho audience until
a late hour, but they showed him to be
a scholarly sturdy and able man, as do
his long and honorable career in tho
affairs of his state. He is a
favorite in Virginia and will prove to
be one rmong the independents all
over the Union.
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sing "God Save the King." But ,e
have a sontr f or the people's party en
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