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LINCOLN, NEB., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1892.
They Accept the Nomination A Rousing
Bugle Blast Prom the Front
of the Fight in
ELECTION FRAUDS IN THE SOUTH
A Stirring Appeal to the Toiling
Masses to Unite in the Strug
gle for Home and
Birmingham, Ala , Sept. 16.
Address of General James B. Weaver
and General J. G. Field, .issued to the
people of the United States:
Having been nominated respectively
for the : offices of president and vice
president of the United States bv the
national convention of the people's
party, which assembled at Omaha,
Neb , July 4, 1882, we take this method
of formally notifying tho public of our
acceptance of the nomioations ten
dered and of our high appreciation of
the honor conferred upon us by the ac
tion of the convention. We are heart!
ly in accord with the platform and
principles adopted by said convention
ana n elected wiu endeavor to the ut
most of our ability to faithfully carry
out saia aemanas in letter and in
IN FIFTEEN STATES.
We have been reouestad hv tha n
tienal committee to visit tho vaHnn
states of the union so far as it should
be within our power and to address the
peopio upon tne political situation and
mo issues presented in tne platform
Wo are now in the discharge of that
duty, having already, one or both of
us, visum nite en states m the north-
?st and south, and, if health and
strength are spared, we intend t,o enn-
tinue the work until the campaign is
chmcu. w e nave oeen received by the
great body of people with marked cor
diality. The enthusiasm manifested
everywhere is simolv without ft naral-
lel and extends to every part of the
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SOME PLAIN LANGUAGE.
By contact with the people, we have
become acquainted with their wants,
their sufferings, and have been brought
face to face with the manifold peri's
which so seriously theaten our civiliza
tion and the overthrow of popular gov
ernment. We wish to express our
judgment freely and without reserve in
order that we may stand acquitted be
fore our fellow men and our own con
sciences touching the whole matter.
The people are in poverty, their sub
stance is being devoured by heartless
monopolies, trusts, pools and mgney
sharks. Labor is largely unemployed
and whee work isobtainable the wages
paid are for tho most part unremunera-
tive and the products of labor not nav
ing tho cost of production. This Is a
matter of serious concern to the whole
RECREANT OLD PARTY LEADERS.
The leaders of the heretofore domi
nant parties aro everywhere controlled
by the great monopoly and mony cen
ters and manifest utter disregard for
the wants and wishes of the Dlain peo
ple. These parties aro hostilo camps
arrayed on sectional lines and repre
sent the bitterness and cruelties of the
past every four years, discussing the
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issues oi me late war, wmcn snouid
long since have been allowed to pass
from the political d;scussion of the day.
Notwithstanding the. bitterness exist
ing between tne old parties, they vie
with each other in their subserviency
to capital istic and corporate greed.
They are incapable of dealing sincerely
A 1 1 4 a
wun me vast prooiems evoivea Dy tne
growth of the past quarter of tho cen
tury the great economic questions
of tho age.
THEIR POLITICAL SHAM BATTLE.
They are practicably io purpose dif
fering just enough to enable them to
carry on a sham batue, while tho work
of robbery and spoliation proceeds un
abated. In i he meantime farmers and
planters north and south and the wage
earners everywhere are proscribed,
maltreated, denied the right of organi
zation in defense of themselves and
families, brought into competition
with convict lab)r and in many in
stances shot down by hired mercenaries
acting under tho orders of arrogant
corporations which have unblushingly
usurped tho functions government
and presume to act in its stead.
SUBSIDIZED CORPORATION PRESS.
The corporations dominate the dailv
press and control the lines of dailv
communication with the people.
We hold that the narht or free ballot
and a fair count arc rights . preserva
tive of all rights and upon their invio
lability rests the perpetuity of free in
stitutions and representative govern
IN THE SOUTH. .
We are Dained to discover in th nub-
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uc mina or tne southern states through
w men we have passed a widespread
loss of confidence on the nart of tho
people in the intesrritv of tho indues of
election in receiving the ballots of the
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peopie and counting tnem lor tne can
didates of their choice. We think this
evil, to the extent that it exists, must
do corrected by the intelligence and
integrity oi the peopie of the country,
otherwise scenes of violence and per
haps bloodshed may follow efforts of
parties in charsre of the ballot boxes to
defraud the will of the voter. They
will lead to serious co'lision, - if not
SOUTHERN WHITE MEN POPULTSTS. ,
After consultation with the neonle.
we believe it to be true bevond reason
able question that the majority of the
white voters are with the people's par
f io eyery southern state tftua far yi:.
ited, and our information loads us'ito b:-
lieve tho same thing is truo in tho other
states also. Iho whito reople arc leav
ing the old parties and are casting in
thoir lot with us, and our numbers are
Wo are informed by a larero number oi
intelligent and reputable people that in
tno recent state election in Alabama
Kolb was chosen governor by over 40,-
000 majority and yet his opponent was
counted in by a majority of over 10,000
County tickets throughout the state
were counted out and others counted in
by tho same unblushing methods.
WHOLESALE ARKANSAS FBAUDS.
Wo aro further informed that in the
state election which occurred in Ar
kansas on the 5th inst., that at loist
50,00J of tho qualified voters of tho said
state were deprived of thoir rght of
suffrage, and that the returns aro ut'er
ly inaccurate, that at said election the
people's party, though polling a very
largo vo'e in the state, were denied
representation in . tho appointment of
judges and commissioners by whom toe
said election was conducted. In con
sequenco of these methods, tho will of
tho legally authorized voters of the
state nas been defeated.
NO HONEST COUNT.
The only thing that our friends in
that state havo to guide them is the
few counties where they were able
to force an honest count. Jn every
ono of these counties our vote ran
fully up to expecta'ions. In
Washington, White, Independence,
Clark, Nevada, Crawford, Sebastran,
bcott, populous whiie coun'ies, tho peo
ple's party poded an immense vote,
their ticket leading the republican
largely and was about equal with the
democratic. We believe that a fair
count would have shown similar con-
iions throughout the state. Those
frauds and irregularities in elections in
the two states referred to, thougn lo
cal, are yet matters worthy of the con
sideration of the people of tho whole
STAND UP FOR THE SOUTH.
This deplorable condition of affairs
can't be remedied from without. The
solution must come from the people
within the states supported by a bolt
ing public sentiment everywhere, and
we believe it to be the duty of all the
people without regard to section, to
stand by the voters in the south, who
have risen up and demand good govern
ment and honest elec' ions. After an
experiment of many years it is appar
ent that neither the republican party
nor the democratic party c in or will
accomplish the much desired end, to-wit:
The restoration of the billot to a fair
and honest tasis in the staUs of the
OLD PARTIES CORRUPT.
The People's party alono can secure
the de-ired end. It is free from all
sectional bitterness. If the people of
the whole country, who desire honest
elec ions and the repeal of class laws,
will rally to tho support of this great
industrial movement and placo ; the
VojifmWfage IS )
From now till after election many
peroon who are not regular sub
scribers of the ALLIANCIMNDK
11:IIKNT will receive it through
the kindness of friends. Such per
sons need havo no hesitancy about
taking the paper from tho onion an
in no case will they have to pay
A CJHKAT OI'FKU.
In order ti got this paper into the
hands of thousands of doubtful voters
we make tho following offer:
We will send the Alliance-Independent
in clubs of ien or mire from now
till after election for JO cents.
This offer is especially intended for
comrnl'tees and individuals who wish
to help tho cause, of political education
by putting tho paper in tho hands of
This offer should be taken advaitage
of at onc3 in all parts of tho state.
Every issuo from this on will bo a regu
lar broadside of campaign shot and
Our offer of three months for 25 cents
will also remain in forco for a month
The G. A. 11. Reunion.
The great G. A. IX. reunion is now io
progress at Washinton City. It is a
great gathering, and the ceremonies
arc on a largo scale, i
On Sept. 11 about 1,000 enthusiastic
independents gathered at Sutton to
hear Ex-congressman Gillett of Iowa.
He made them a rousing speech on the
money quost-on. Speaker Elder and
II chard Dobson followed in speeches
on state issues.
There was a four-cornered political
discussion at Denton, Lancaster county.
ast Thursday. Albert Watklns spok
first for the democrats and distinguish
ed himself by occupying half the after-
noon. Mr. Maxwell spoke for the pro
hibs, and Col. Bushnell for the republi
cans. When Mr. Komine got up to close
fur tne independents, AVatkins and
Buhnell stole away to escape their
punishment. But that didn't prevent
llominofrom pounding their arguments
into the eartni.
Special rates given, members of the
e -pie's party at the Jennings hotel.
Omahaj Ueb., Ninth and Harney Sts
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