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About The Alliance-independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1892-1894 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 29, 1892)
MEIKLEJOHN AND POYNTER.
Progress of the Joint Discussion
Poynter Winning Laurels.
The republican and independent f an
didates for congress met for their first
regular joint discussion at Neligh Sep
tember 22. The debate took place at
the fair grounds. There was a great
crowd present. Like all the other re
publican speakers in this campaign, he
avoided all real discussion of real
Issues. The following will illustrate
his style of argument:
He wanted Poynter to name any
article tbat is not cheaper now than it
was under free trade.
He ridiculed the idea of the people's
party demanding &0 per capita and
stated that the people of Nebraska now
had on deposit in the banks of the state
$49 per capita.
He paraded the bogy of cheap money
in the Argentine Republic, and ridi
culed the sub-treasury.
The following are among the argu
ments made by Poynter in reply:
He arraigned the republican party
for cheapening everything, except
evidences of debt and dollars, by con
tracting the money of the country,
especially by striking down silver.
He advocated an income tax.
He declared that the government
stamp is what makes the dollar.
He advocated government ownership
of railroads and telegraphs as the only
means of protecting: the people from
extortion and robbery.
He appealed to the people to bury
In closing Meiklejohn praised the
McKinley bill, and made a groat effort
to stir up the old hatred asraicst the
To say that Poynter had the best of
the discussion is to put it mild. He
acquitted himself like a statesman,
while his opponent made a vain at
tempt to play the demagogue.
Both speakers were liberally ap
plauded by their partisans, but it was
evident that Poynter had the crowd.
Good Words Prom a High Source.
The following letter will show what
the chairman of our national committee
thinks of our "Songs of the People."
The Alliance Publishing Co., Liccoln,
My Dear Sirs: Yours of August
3rd enclosing "Songs of the People"
received this morning, for which ac
cept my sincere thanks. It is the very
best that has been prepared for our
people. I hopo you will do all in your
power to press the wort. Work of
that kind is badly needed in every
state in the union. Hope you will meet
with success in your enterprise.
Sincerely and fraternally yours,
H. E. Taubeneck.
The Economist: The votes of th
Democratic Alliancemen in the South
are not needed by that party, because
they cannot change the result That
is to say. there is absolutely no dan
ger of contributing to the election of
Mr. Harrison by Alliance members in
the South leaving the Democratic
party and voting their sontiments, be
cause the People's party in the North
will prevent Mr. Harrison getting a
majority, and if they abo prevent the
election of Mr. Cleveland, he will, be
yond doubt be chosen by the house
of Representatives. There is no dan
ger in voting for principles. Vot?
your sentiments and be ripht.
A copy of any one of our "Songs of the Peo
ple," heretofore sold at 35 cents, can now be
had for 20 cents. Three songs your choice, for
50 cents. Seven songs for tl.8. The entire
series, sixteen in number, for $1.50.
The following Is a list of the songs:
The Workers' Battle Hymn of Freedom.
Right Shall Reign.
The Weakest Must Go to the Wall.
The Taxpayers settle the Bills.
Sons of America.
Get off the Earth.
'I he Flag of Liberty.
The Coal Baron's Song.
Truth's Approaching Triumph,
God Save the People.
We have the Tariff Yet.
The Alarm Beat;
The Millennium Army.
That "Honest Dollar.''
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