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About The Alliance-independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1892-1894 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 4, 1892)
Now is approaching that time of the year
When the politician will shed a tear
For the lowly, down-trodden, oppressed
and poor ;
Now will he swear that tho certain way
For the toiler to get better pay
Is to vo to for him on election day.
Now will the labor fakir Jump
Into short-lived notice upon the stump:
He'll speak his piece, he'll get his scrip,
And back again into darkness slip.
And now Is the time when the working
Will make of themselves the willing tools
Of those whose love will have vanished
At six o'clock on election night.
The Earth and the Fullness Thereof.
The platforms of the various Peo
ple s party conventions are becoming
so amplified that It would save time if
they would simply declare: "We
want the earth and the fullness there
of." Philadelphia Pross.
A happy thought; a most excellent
suggestion. Tho men who put these
platforms together are not as a rule,
practiced or professional phrase-build--,
ors. and they will doubtless be duly
grateful to the Press for its timely
suggestion. "We want the earth and
the fullness thoreof." That's the
very idea. "Tho earth Ho hath giv
en to the children of men, " and the
People's party should declare, as di
rectly and forcibly as may bo possi
ble, that the children of men the
whole people shall take possession
of what he gave them. In their fee
ble way, dear Press, "tho various
People's party conventions" have been
saying this very thing. When they
have said that "The land, including
all the natural sources of wealth, is
the heritago of all the people, and
snouia not do monopolized for specu
lative purposes," they have been try
ing to 6ay, "We want the. earth."
Seeing that by meaus of mon
ey monopoly and transportation
monopoly the wealth they have cre
ated has been legally stolen from them,
they have demanded money and trans
portation reform, and when they have
done so .they have been but saying
; "wo want the (ullness thereof." Yes,
our contemporary is right Boiled
down and put into the fewest possible
number of words, the demand of the
People's party, or of tho industrial
re'orm movomentfor which that party
stands. Is "We want .the earth and
the fullness thereof." Would the
press tell us why the neople, or at
any rale the wealth-producers, should
not have the earth? To deny"-their
right will he to assert that those who
will not work have a better right to
catrthanthose who do work; it will
J)e to assert that the earth belongs to
the few wtoo thpldjparchment titles to
it arid that If the many would enjoy
its fullness ther , must pay the few for
the privilege.; the Press prepared
to assert this? Come, friend, climb
out of the slough of party, wipe the
s'ime of partisan blindness from your
eyes and say, are the People's party
;r ght or wrong in demanding for the
world's wealth-producers "The earth
and the fullness thereof?" Journal
of the K. of L. ;
f The Toiler: A Memphis lawyer
writes a friend here that he heard a
merchant and good word worker "say
that he knew of about four hundred
voters in eeveral wards that are ready
to join the People's party movement
There will be thousands in other cities
besides laborers who honestly see the
necessity of reform and will join the
The Faulkner County V.'heel quotes
.Thackeray: , "A republic and an aris
tocracy won't amalgamate. A coun
try must be governed by one 'princi
ple or the other. But give, in a re
public, an aristocracy ever so Hittle
chances, and it works, and Dlots, vand
sneaks, and bullies, and RnAnra if coif
Into place; and you find democracy
out of doors." . . . . ,
CRIMINAL CLASSES GROWING.
Increasing More Rapidly Than the Popu
lation of the Country.
Probably one of the greatest dan
gers to organized society is found in
the criminal classes. The laws of
the production and confirmation of
criminals, with their treatment
should be among tho most thought
fully studied branches of political
science. The number of convicts in
penitentiaries in 1880 was 35,538,
while in 1890 it was 45. 233, an in
crease in ten years of 9.695, or 27.28
per cent and during this interval the
total population increased only at the
rate of 24. 80 per cent Again, the
total number of prisoners in county
jails in 1880 was 12,691; in 1890.
19,538, an increase in ten years of
6, 847, or at the rate of 53.95 per cent.
Coming to the inmates of juvenile re
formatories we find the number re
ported in 1880 was 11,468; in 1890,
14,816. un increase of 4, 378. or 29.46
per cent It is thus shown by recent
statistics that the various grades of
criminal population are increasing
moro rapidly than the population at
larga The same results have been
shown by previous census reports.
It must also be remembered that a
large number of actual criminals are
not under confinement and are hence
riot Included in the figures showing
their increase. , It has evidently be
come a vitally important question for
decision by society as to the best plan
to pursue toward the criminal. The
Popular Science Monthly holds it to
bo a fact proved by statistics that a
large percentage of criminals are de
fective either physically or mentally,
and have had an unfavorable heredity
and environment Under tho general
system in this country no attempt
is made to rehabilitate them during
confinement Criminals are first
made to a certain extent by unfortu
nate heredity and unfavorable social
conditions, and then confirmed by im
prisonment Weak character and en
vironment bring out the enfittest ele
ments, and society by its treatment
hastens to provide for their survival.
The Coming Crisis: In a recent
number of Puck is a cartoon that
ought to set the great mass of people
to thinking. It represents Cleveland
as King Louis XIV. of France, sur
rounded by his nobles, Gray, Whit
ney, Gorman, Russell, Patterson,
Palmer, Boies and Carlisle, with hats
doffed, tendering their sovereign the
presidential nomination, and the
White house down a straight road,
bordered on either side by enchant
ing landscape. The purple of royal
ty, the fawning of courtiers, and the
total absence of anything so degrad
ing as a tradesman or a working man
is suggestive. "Apres vous. Monsieur
Cleveland." O, spirits of departed
patriots of 1776! Has it come to this
in one short century, that the
glittering tinsel of royalty has come
in play to attract support for a chief
magistrate of this republic!
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