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About The Alliance-independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1892-1894 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 4, 1892)
THE A L L I A HO B-INDBPBHDBHT.
' Assembled upon the one hundred and
sixteenth anniversary of the Declaration
I Independence, the People s Party o'
America, in t heir first national conven-
tion, invoking upon their action the
blessing of Almighty God, puts forth in
insuamo ruu on oen.iu 01 mo people ot
this country, the following preamblo and
declaration of principles:
y Tho conditions which surround us best
jusiuy uur uo-opunuion. w o meet in me
midst of a nation brought to the verge of
moral, political and material ruin. Cor
ruption dominates tho ballot bo, the leg
islatures, the contcress. and touches even
the ermine of tho bench. The people are
fiumoraiizea. most or tne Mates nave
been compelled to isolate the voters at t ho
foiling places to prevent universal in
Imidatlon or bribery. The news-
t i .
liners are largely suusidizeu or muzzled,
puono opinion silenced, business pron-
iratcu, our ncmes coverea with mort
Rflges, labor impoverished, and the land
concentrating in the bands of tho capital
1st. The urban workmen are denied the
tight of organization for self protection;
imported pauperized labor beats down
their wages; n hireling standing army, un
recognized bj our laws, is established to
shoot them down, and they are rapidly
degenerating into European conditions.
The. fruits of tho toil of millions are
boldly stolen to build up collosal fortunes
for a few, unprecedented in the history of
mankind, and the possessors of these, in
turn, despise the republic and endanger
liberty. From tho same prolific womb of
governmental injustice wo breed the two
front classes tramps and millionaires.
. he national power to create money i.i
appropriated to enrich bondholders. A
vast public debt payable in legal tender
currency has been funded into gold bear
ing bonds, thereby adding millions to tho
burdens of tho people.
Silver, which has been accepted as coin
eince the dawn of history, has been
demonetized to add to tho purchasing
power of gold by decreasing thcvaluoof ail
lorms ot property, as wellashuman labor,
and the supply of currency is purposely
abridged to fatten usurers, bankrupt
enterprise and enslave industry. A vast
conspiracy against mankind has been or
ganized on two continents and is rapidly
taking possession of the world. If not
met and overthrown at once it forebodes
terrible social convulsions, tho destruc
tion of civilization, or tho establishment
of an absolute despotism.
Wo have witnessed for more than a
quarter of a century tho struggles of tho
two great political parties for power and
plunder, while grievous wrongs have been
indicted Iinon R sn florin a r.rr.nla W'nnlini.
that the controlling influences dominating
uutu mese parties nave permitted the exist
ing dreadful conditions to develop without
rerious efforts to prevent or restrain them.
Neither do they now promise us r.uy
substantial reform. Thcv have- agreed to
gether to iynoic in the coming campaign
every issue hut tne. Thcv propose to
drown the outcries of n, plundered peoplo
with the. uproar of a sham battle over
tho tariff, so that capitalists, corporations,
national backs, rings, trusts, watered
i lock, tho demonetization of silver, and
t he oppressions of t ho usurers mav all be
last sight of. They propose to sacrifice our
homes, lives and children on the al'nr c
rrwmmon; to destroy the multitude in
order to secure corruption fr.uds from tho
Assam bie 1 on tho anniversary of the
birthday of I he natioi, sva filled with
tho spirit t tho grnnd generation who es
tablished our independence, wo seek our
independence; wo neck to restore tho gov
ernment of the republic to tho hands
of "tho plain people' with whose class it
Wj assert cur purposes to bo identical
with the purpose ,-, 0f tiio rat iooal Con
stitution "reform a more porfoct union,
tstablUh justice, insure domestic tran
quillity, prc.-me for the common defense,
promote the general welfare and secure the
blessings of liberty for ourselves and our
posterity." We declare that this repub
lic can only endure as a froo government
while built upon the love ot the whole
people for eacn other rui for the nation;
that it cannot. i)e pinned together by bay
onets; that, mo civil war is over, and that
every passioa rd resentment which grew
cut of it mus--die-with it, and that wo
must be in foot, as wo, ftro in name, one
united brot herhood of freemen.
Our country linda itself confronted by
conditions for which there is no precedent
in the history of tho world-our annual
fgricultural productions amount, to bil
lions of dollars in value, which rnurt
within a few weeks or months bo ex
changed for billions of dollars of com
modities consumed in their production:
the existing currency supply is wholly in
ndequato to make this exchange; tho re
sults are falling prices, tho formation o
combines and rings and t ho - impoverish
mcnt of tee producing cla3;s. We
pledge ourselves that if given
power we will labor to correct
t heso evils by wise and reasonable leg
islation in accordance with tho term of
our tlatfov:n. We lihlirn t.Knt th
frs t f government in other ,rds, of t!V
peonie ana tne teacnings or experience
Mmujusiiiy, to uie euu mac oppression,
i . . i . i . .
injustice nun poverty snau eventually
cease in the land.
While our SVmnathiM rim A. nnrtv nf ra.
form are naturally upon the side of every
proposition which wdJ tend to make men
intelligent, virtuous and temperate, wo
nevertheless regard these questions, im
portant as they are, as secondary to tho
great issues now pressing for solution, and
iiifku if mii ujv uuiy uur inuivmuai pros
perity, but the very existence of free in-
4 4 4 i Stat c An -1 . ,1 1 1
r ucicuu: ium we asK an men to
first help us to determine whether wo
are to have a republic to administer, before
weuiuer as ro ine condition1 upou which
it is to he administered, believiug tha- tiio
forces of reform this day organized
will never cease to move forward until
every wrong is remedied, equal rights
and equal pri vilegesare securely establish
ed for all the men and women of the
Wo declare, therefore
First That the union of the labor forces
of the United States, this day consum
mated, shall be permanent and perpetual.
Mav its SOiri pntpr intn .oil honrfa f. 4 i.
ealvation of the Itepublic and the uplifting
creat )s it, and every dollar taken from
uiuusiry wiHiom an equivalent is robberv.
ii uuy win not wor-c, nether shall be
eat. Tha intorpfstw of ruml nnl nivin
- - - - m- V VI IV
lal)or aro the same; their enemies are
Third We bol lfivfi tha.t tlm timA Tiia
come when the railroad corporations will
euner own mo peopio or the peoplo
mUSt OWn tho milmlds nnrl klirtnbl
the government enter nnon flip
work of owning and managing
ony or all railroads, we should favor an
nmendment to tho Const itnti
all persons engaged in the government
her vice snau ue jiacea unaer a civil ser
vice regulation of the most rigid charac
ter, soas to prevent the increase of tho
power ot tne national administration by
the use of such ndditinn.il crnvpmmpnk
nmi in vy o uemanu in ac national cur
rency, safe, sound and flexible, issued by
the general irovprnmMit-, nnlv n full lml
tender for all debts, public and private,
auu inai, wiinouc ine use ot banking cor
porations. A inv.t..
M : aJ vj vi.waw wun vtiiv.iv u v
means of distribution direct to the
fieople, at a tax not exceed
ng 2 per cent, per annum, bo provided, as
KP.t forth in RUh-t.rPA.anrv nlan rf Vnrmar'a
. ... J , 111. VIL It. Jl.V- . o
Alliance or so-q better system; also by
payments in discharge of its obligations
lor public improvements.
TO'tfi 1 x-m-r -v .....
r utn vvo aemana free ana unlimited
coinage of siiver pud gold at t he present
legal ratio of 16 to 1.
Sixth We demand that the amount of
tne circulating medium be speedily in
creased to not less than ?50 per capita.
Seventh We demand a graduated in
Eighth We believe that the money of
the country should bo kept as much as
possible in the hands of the people, and
hence we demand that all state and na
tional revenues shall be limited to the
necessary expenses of the government
economically and honestly administered.
Ninth We dp.mand that, nnst.nl navinora
banks be established by the government
for the sa,fe deposit of the earning? of the
peoplo aud to facilitate exchange,
Tenth Transportation being a mean3
of exchange and a public necessity
the trOVemmP.nt should own nnrl nnopnfn
the railroads in the interest of the people.
Jiieventu rno telegraph and the tele
phone likft thn nost.offipo avstem hoinor a.
necessity for the transmission of news,
should te owned and operated by the gov
ernment in the interest of tha people.
Twelfth The land, including all the
natural sources of wealth, is the heritage
Of all t.hfl nnnnlr nnrl thnnlrl nrf ha mnn.
. f j . v .... V IV. ..VJ AXXVAA
opolized for speculative purposes, and
uiicu u uf imp or ianu snouia oe pro
hibited. All land now held bv railroads
and Othpr nnrnnwit inne in f.vOQsa nf tliuin
" - - . . v.'. . ... 1. 1 LA V- ' I'l lv . L
actual needs, and all lands now owned by
aliens should be reclaimed by the govern
ment and held for actual settlers only.
The foil owinc resolutions wp.ro also
WllprPflflnflior nnacf mna liai-a Kaayi
sen ted for our consideration, we hereby
Submit thft fnllnwinrr nnf son napf. nf ,lia
platform of the People's Party, but as
ii-Muuuuns expressive oi tne sentiment ol
First. T?PnlvP That, nra ilamond n
- . v. . uw no tiuiuauu ia
free ballot and a fair count in all elections
and pledge ourselves to secure it to every
legal voter without federal intervention
through the adoption by the states of the
unperverted Australian or spnret. hallnt.
Second RpRnlvPfl. Thnf. fha
flPriVftrt tvrrr n A'n.l.J , -
should be applied to the reduction of the
burden of taxation now resting upon the
domestic industries of this country.
Third Resolved, That wo pledge our
support to fair and liberal pensions to ex-
.vuiuiisuiurers ana sailors.
classes of the world, and - crowds out our
wage earners; and we denounce the pres
ent ineffective laws against contract la-
Dor, and demand the further restriction
of undesirable immigration.
Fifth Resolved, That we cordially
sympathize with the efforts of organized
workingmen to shorten the hours of labor.
and demand a rigid enforcement of the
existing eight-hour law on government
work, and ask that a penalty clause be
auueu 10 tne said law.
Sixth Resolved, That wo regard the
maintenance of a large standing army of
nifrceuaries, Known as tho 1'infcerton
system, as a menace to cur liberties, and
we demand its abolition; and we con
demn the recent invasion of the territory
of Wyoming by the hired assassins of
plutocracy, assisted by federal officials.
Seventh Resolved. That we commend
to the favorable consideration of the peo
pie and tin reform press the legislative
Kysiem Known as tne initiative and re
ferendum. Eighth Resolved. That we favor a
constitutional provision limiting the
office of president and vice president to
one term, and providing for the election
of senators of ;he United States by a di
rect voto of tho peoplo.
Ninth Resolved. That we oppose any
subsidy or national aid to any private cor
poration for any purpose.
Resolved, That this con vention sympa
thizes with the Knights of Labor in their
righteous contest with the tyrannies! com
bine of clothing manufacturers of Roches
ter and declares it to be the duty of all
who hate tyranny and oppression to rcf us(
to purchase the goods made by said man
ufacturers or to patronize any merchants
who sell such goods.
"The People's Party at the outset to
secure permaueut control of the party
organization unaffected by tho interests
of those in public servi je does Iwreby in
national convention assembled at Omaha,
on this 4th day of July, 1892, establish this
ordinance as fundamental law of party
organization, vi ,;:No person uoldingany of
fice or posit on of profit.trust oremolument
under the federal or any state or munici
pal government, .including senators, con
gressmen and members of the legislature,
state and local, shall be eligible to sit or
vote in any convention of this party, and
a copy of this ordinance shall he annexed
to eveiy call for any future convention of
Excavations In tho Solid Rock Containing
Great Stone Idols.
The cave temples of India are no
longer places of worship; neither a?o
the gigantic stone images they con
tain objects of adoration. Tho whole
remains as a monument to supersti
tion and as an evidence of the im
mense amount of labor men will rer-
form for tho purpose of appeasing
angry gods and exorcising wicked
Gwaloir is the site of a t)rod?ous
number of these temples and luols,
tho former excavated in'o the solid
rock sides of the mountains fmanv of
these mountains being literally honey
combed) and the latter fashioned
from bowlders, iuttinsr crac-s and
stones of every conceivable shape and
iorm. in some places one will mpt.
with a little row of cherubs flankino-
the sides of an immense devil, whoso
distorted features and great glaring
eyes are frightful to behold. Tho
dovil is most invariablv lnrror
than either tho fmds or
the angels. A great 40-
foot devil weiffkinff scores of tons
is usually situated at the end of an
avenue of angel gods, cherubims and
other winged fancies, none of which
weigh more than fifty pounds or which
are larger than a good-sized Pekin
duck. One of tho cave temples at
Gwaloir is a passage carved for 800
feet into the solid granite of the
mountain sida Statues of men, beaets
and monsters abound in extraordinary
profusion, some of those of human
beings being fully SO feet in height
aud finished and polished to perfecs
tion. Resides nine human 6tatue
which stand in niches carved into the
sides of the passage, there is one,
representing a sleepiug god, which is
50 feet long and 16j feet across the
shoulders, which lies prone upon its
back. This work was all done, in tho
thousand years pracediDg the birth of
Christ tho greater , part of It having
been executed about the year 800 15, CL
Sydney has a remarkably fine har
bor, and tho people are proud of it
No stranger can visit tho place with
out being asked, again and again:
"What do you think of our beautiful
harbor?1' This question, repeated too
often, is liat)le to become a source of
amusement if not of annoyance.
The author of "Homeward Round1'
relates that an irate skipper, with the
recollection of previous visits to the
city in his mind, once sailed up the
bay with a huge placard rigged at the
bow of his craft:
AVE HAVE ADMIRED YOUR
You are hearing a good deal about
'an honest dollar." We have a soncr on
that subject. A 1 people's party clubs
must have it. It sweeps the held. Look
it up in our li rt.
Pure Brei Poultry. White Plym
outh Rock, hite Games Partridge
Cochins. Ton ouse Geese, White Hol
land Turkc's, White Guineas, Pekin
Ducks. Eggs in season. Prices low.
W. A. 15ATES, JR.,
Fremont, Neb. 36 tf
The Alliance -Independent-
till after election for 25 cents.
S. C. BROWN LEGHORNS
Ejrara ner set
ting of 15, $1.50
Ex ore escbir s ore
paid when two set
tings are orde
12 chicks 4 to 6 days old
litrbt cnee with he i f 2 50
W.J HICKOX, Alma.Neb
J. M. ROBINSON
KENESAW, ADAMS CO., NEB.
Breeder and sbip-
er of recorded Po
and China hogs.
stock fsr 6a e.
Write for want.
FURNAS Co HERD
Beaver Citv. - Neb
inuiuufiuuiiu riuiuuiveiy, au ages,
Either sex. Sows bre d. Stock guaranteed as
m. wv 4- J TIJ m . . . , .
icrcieuw-u. jrrieeu rig nr. xaenuffn tnis
paper. H. S. Williamson, Prop'r. 46
Creedc r of fancv
Po 1 a n rl China
swine aud P. K.
fowls. Majority of
jlimucb nt-Bt. iicmuinaer oy raaajs unip and
Lytles Dandy, tree Trades Best is eired by
Kroe Tradn. thn crrnt. nhmv hnir that voo an a
for fSOO.OO, being the highest priced bog in
existence. Had a full sister to Free Trade in
my herd for 3 years and have many -flae b ?ws
from hfr. I . M. Suter
OITM-Kr.ASTTr! RrHYFTTCfi T"I?r.T nneta mu
2.00 per 100 Equare feoi. Makes a gooa roof
for years and any ens can put it en.
GUM-ELASTIC PAINT costs only 60 cents
r.er tral. in hbl. lots or f i Wl rnr fio-ni tni..
Color dark red. Will 6top leaks in tin or iron
roofs that wi:l last for years. Try it.
bend etan-.p forsanaplt sand full partiuclsrs.
UUM JtLASTIO ttooriKQ to.,
89 & 41 West Broadway, New York.
49-3m Local Agents Wanted.
J. M1PAER & SONS,
2045 M Street, Lincoln, Neb.
AH klndi ihMMt
ihtn elMwhtr. B.
fore ye buy, und
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