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LINCOLN, NEB., THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 1892.
WEAVER S COR 11T
He Says Harrison is Out of the Eace A
Solid West and a Solid Sonth Tor
the People's Party.
He Will Leave at Once for the South
V. O. Stricter Talks of the
General Weaver Interviewed.
On Tuesday, August 221, Gene.raL
Weaver arrived in Des Moines after
his extended trip through the west.
Speaking of his plans for the political
campaign and of the outlook as ho
views it, General Weaver said : "I
shall proceed south, leaving this even
ing to deliver an address before the
state alliance at Moberly, Mo., and go
from thera to Arkansas and remain
until September 3d. Mrs. Weaver and
Mrs. Lease will then join mo and we
will proceed further south through
Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia,
Tennessee, the Carolinas and Virginias,
reserving the last twenty -five days of
the campaign for Iowa and the
northwest. The outlook is all that
could be desired. It is daily becoming
manifest that the industrial people in
fivery section of the country have re
solved to quit voting for the trusts, the
pools, the corporations and the mony
kings of Europe and America. The
south is completely emancipated and
will vote solidly for the people's party.
You may count Colorado, Wyoming.
Montana, Oregan, Nevada, Washington
and California as carried by the peo
ple's party. The republican party is
practically out of this fight, so far as
electing their national ticket is con
cerned. This has become manifest
during the last thirty days. They will
have to regain the nine states which
they lost in 1890, and in addition hold
the group of states west of the Missouri
river. It is impossible for them to do
cither, and every sensible man knows
that they are beaten now.
"The people's party is not like the
l'epubliean party, confined to the north
ern states for its electorial vote3. Ojr
organization is national. It is as broad
as the flag and as sound as the nation's
heart. We will proceed south and con
test every southern state with the nom
inees of the Chicago convention with
a better prospect of carrying all of them
than the democrats have of carrying
any one of tnem. We are in this light
to win and our column is in full dash."
V. O. Strickler, who accompanied
General Weaver on his tour, makes
some interesting statements in an in
terview published in the World-Herald.
He says the change of sentiment
in favor of the people's party has been
remarkable, and especially in the cities.
In many parts of Colorado the vote for
the people's ticket will bo almost unan
imous.- In Nevada he thinks only one
elf ctonal ticket will bo put up and tho
people will make it unanimous for
Weaver and Field.
Speak!ng of the latter part of the
trip about which tho press has been al
most silent, Mr. Strickler says:
"We held rousing meetings at Los
Angelrs, Faesno, Oakland, Sacramen
to and San Francisco. The action of
tho San BVancisco trades unions in
passing a resolution pledging them
selves to support the people's party
candidates has had a tremendous lntlu
enco in our favor in all the cities of the
'We then went north, taking in
Portland, Tacoma, Seattle, Spokane,
Helena and Butte. The recent strikes
in the Coeur d'Alene country has chrys
talized sentiment in our favor in that
region. Tho laboring classes are with
us unanimously in Montana. " Our can
didato for attorney general there is
Miss Eva Knowles. She went up to
a mining camp near Helena to speak
and had an audience of .250 voters
the whole population or the camp
wheras her republican competitor a
itv evenings before at the same place
could not get enough men together to
speak to. Mrs. L:ase made
such a favorable impression at Butte
that the labor organizations otfered
her $500 and expenses to return and
deliver the address oa Labor day. She
"We were greeted everywhere with
brass bands, flowers, fruit and shouts,
and the trip was a revelation to me."
Van Wyck "Wants Orounse to Cross
Swords With Him on the
Tho Chairman of tho independent
state committee received the following
letter on Friday, Aug. 19:
Wyoming, Neb. Aug. 18, 1892.
To the Independent State Committee:
Gentlemen In order that the
claims of tho independent party, and
issues between the independent and the
republican parties may bo brought to
the test of reason so that truth may bo
confirmed and error exposed, Therefore:
I request jou at once to confer with
or write to tho committee of tho re
publican party, inviting them to ar
range for a joint discussion of the
questions at issue between the two
parties by Hon. Lorenzo Crounse, their
candidate for governor, and your can
didate for the same ottice.
C. II. Van Wyck.
Actinfr unon this rpntiost. the com
mittee at onco issued a challenge to the
republican atata enmmittpf " for thirty
joint meetings between General Van
Wyck atd Mr. Crounse. No answer
has yet been received.
An Immenso Crowd Listen to Dech and
Van Wyck at Aurora on Saturday
Great Enthusiasm The
Banner Meeting at
Nearly 5,000 People Hear Van Wyck and
Green at York on Saturday.
Hamilton County All Right, .
Aurora, Neb., Aug. 22, 1892.
Day before yesterday wa a field-day
(a Weaver and Field day), for tho inde
pendent party of this county. Tho
republican party cot their congress-
matt tho night before our rally and hold
a non-partisan reception, asking every
body to attend. They got out about
The next morning wagons and car
riages began to roll into town from all
directions and though work was push
ing and the roads dusty, tho town was
filled as never before, even at the time
of tho land-slide two years ago.
The business men of tho town evi
dently feel much. more friendly to the
movement, as they decorated their
places of business, and many of them
attended with their wives.
Van Wyck rnd Dech were tho speak
ers and each was in his happiest vein.
The crowd cheered and applauded vig
orously, although it was so lirge that
those on the outer edge did not know
what they were cheering about until
Hamilton county would havo been
p'cascd and proud if her choice could
have been the congressional nominee,
but Mr. Dech was received with tho
greatest enthusiasm, and tho Polk
county gathering is so far tho enly
ono in tho state that could compare
with that of day b3ro.re yesterday for
Tho displays were very fine. All
wondered where so many largo and
beautiful flags camo from, and banners
with qnaint and laughable devices
could be seen on all fides. Tho Phillips
delegation had a banner with a picture
of a Union and Confederate soldier
burying a hatchet and a blocdy shirt.
There was a fine crayon drawing of a
railroad bridge over the gulf of ruin on
which a train of laborers, farmers, mer-
chunts and miner was being drawn by
an enaino named Weaver. Harrison
and Cleveland were both chopping at
the bridge, but Alabama had lasoed
Cleveland and the noose cast by Ne
braska was just dropping over the head
Carnegie's pets, a mobof Chinese and
Italians, and "Carnagie's Protectors," a
lot of tho worst looking ruffians ono
could imagine, attracted a good deal of
attention. A representation of the tor
ture of lams stirred up tho old party
Ites, and from the way they flinched
it was easy to seo that they were
A cart with a poor hor30 covered with
chattel mortgages had a shark just A
ready to take in tho farmer cccu pants.
A see-saw placed on the-, backs of a
farmer and laborer bore , Harrison and
Cleveland with their high and low tar
iff banners and their twcedlodoo and
tweedledum platforms. A carriago of
calamity makers and a load of calamity
howlers proclaimed tho increase of tho
debts of the county and state and ,the
decreaso of assessed valuation in the -former.
We omit to mention many of tho bast
ones from lack of spaco and time,. but it
is sufficient to say that no such display
ever appeared on our streets. The re
publican and democratic papers
got together and will unite to minify. tho .
meeting, and agrep pa the number of
teams in the parade, but they know
they are not truthful and what is bet
ter tho crowd was so largo that tho
people of tho county will all know it,
too. Their lies will deceive no one here,
and unless they aro effective abroad,
will recoil upon their own heads.
The republican paper opened a Mc
Keighan campaign against Dech this
week but he did not answer it in kind.
Indications are that this county will
come up with a larger independent ma
jority than ever before.
THE BANNER MEETING.
Tho srreatest meeting of the vpar n
far, occ urred at Osceola, Polk county,
August itn. xno people camo with
wagons and teams in processions miles
in lencrth. Flacs in ereat profusion
and banners with all sorts of davira '
and mottoes were to bo soon on every
hand. A careful estimate daces tli
crowd at from 8,000 to 10,000. The
fairground was filled to overflowing.
Music was furnished by two brass
bands and an excellent glee club.
Professor Koark, tho great Oregon
blackboard orator, spoko first, enter
taining and instructing tho people in
his inimitable fashion, until Hon. W.
H. Dfch arrived. Mr. Dech was re
ceived with a perfect storm of applause.
ue spoK;e lor about one hour in his
most eloquent strain.
In the eveninc Mr. Dech snoWo to a
large crowd in the court house.
Polk county has placed herso!f at the
head of the procession, and proposes to
stay more. ,
GREAT MEETING AT YORK.
A crowd that is estimated at r. 000
assembled at York, on Saturday the
30th. General Van Wvnk annl i
diately after dinner, as ho had to tako
the train for Aurora, where ha snnk a
later in tho dav. The nnonlfl wem
greatly pleased with the ' general's
speech and York county will roll up a
big majority for him'. - :
W. L. Green followed Van Wrnk anil
of those present pronounce his speech
the finest thev ever heard. Tn t.h
evening M. V. Roark sooke to
crowd in the city.
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