The Alliance-independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1892-1894, November 17, 1892, Image 1

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NO. 23.
General Weaver, Talks of the People's
Movement, Its Progress, Its
Power and Its Future
What Caused the Reaction The Demo
Triumph Will be Short
The folio wsng interview with Gene
ral Weaver appeared in the Sunday
issue of the Rocky Mountain News:
I am glad oa looking over the politi
cal wreckage of Tuesday last to see that
Populists have done so remarkably well
in the great struggle just closed and
the echoes of whica still resound in our
ears. We have carried almost as many
states as Harrison, though not so large
an electoral, vote, and hold the balance
of power in more than three-fourtks of
the states of the union.
' Better still, we are in position to sway
the action and shape the future ilicy
of the federal senate, having as we will
after March 4, senators in that body
from Idaho, California, Montana, Kan
sas, Wyoming, Nebraska, Nevada and
. possibly Norm and South Dakota. We
have aloO elected governors in 6ix or
seven states. This wilL enable us to
act as a breakwater against the enact
ment of various legislation and permits
us to force the economic measures such
as the free; coinage of silver and the
adoption of an American system of cur-
' rency to the front and bring the vital
issues of the mneteentn century to me
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attention oi tne American peopie.
The Democratic party came into
-power as the result of a violent reaction
public sentiment and not at the bid
ding of the quiet and sober judgment
of the people. The reaction which
threw the Democrats from power at
fhaAlnsn of Cleveland's term in 1889
gave the Republicans complete control
of the government;, ine peopie were
disappointed witn Mr. garrison a au-
uinistration ana tne pouucai penuu
um swung violently back and hurled
ae Republicans from power.
1 T'jhe task now confronting the demo-
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from the standpoint of that party. If
L J.,u tViA loifF toToa i.hortk V71 1 1
)i n - 1 Z mi1oa 4-Via-vt qua no fntifl to
the point that will stimulate importa
tions in order to maintain the revenue.
Tn t.Viat. nvp.nt washes will decline. -labor
'ha rmlv rpmedv for the impending
catastrophe is a material Increase in
the circulating medium through the
fnoo Minacrp, of our sliver product.
Th'a would tend to increase wasres in
spite of tariff industries, but the demo-
catic party is lrrevocaDiy commtneu
QrToinat nnrrptifv Axnanslon and is
surely facing a sea of trouble it cannot
I tvia imofiracv has cantured every
monev center east and west, not by
inning the nnanciai ciiaaeia out eu-
invitation of the moneyed
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plutocracy, which desired to cnange
its allegiance from the decaying repub
lican party to another which appar
ently neither long years of disaster
and a quarter of a century of dethrone
ment seems incapable of destroying or
eyen phasing.
lot. a sinorlp element of reform will
cluster about the administration of
d Thft three ffreat contentions
of modern civilization, land, money and
transportation will look in vain for help
da from t.hft new reffime. The
People's Party, appealing as does to
the justice of mankind, is the coming
jactor in national politics, and its ad
vent to national supremacy before the
iiown nf thA twp.ntieth century is
uunu v. i v
Will Meet in Lincoln Next Week-All
rarmer8 Invited to Attend Its
; Sessions. ,
A Letter From B. F. Clayton,
Secreury of the . National ,
.'.''""'CoBgress. ":' "';'v
It holds the key to the political situa-
tion in America and will Da we again
Hurt. vom with th strenffth of a young
giant in every state in the union for the
free coinage of silver and the whole
range of economic reforms now crying
Thft future of free coin-
a rro nt silvpr ia asaured and free coin-
orro uriii fnllow. This is the first reform
to ho acoomDlished. and we will make
short work of it.
The Only Hope of the Nation.
There if no reason why any indepen
dent should be discouraged. In one
short campaign of four mtfnths our
party has done more' to educate the
people in the true functions of govern
ment than the republican party has
done in its forty years of existence. It
has wrested from the republican party
five states, in spite of all its power,
prestige and boodle. In thinking that
the loss of a few petty county omces
will discourage the noble men and
nrsvrmAn nrVlfUA llAflrt.fl ftrft aflame with
4 r, a i .rn at inn nt tho i-ohherv perpetrated
lupon the producing classes through
the vicious legislation enacteu two
nA nnrtips t.hp Times' man has evi-
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dently judged them after his own nar-
anr-Aid nr( n.ontp.mntible viCW8. .
The fight will go on. The People's
pirtyis the only hope "of th3 people
from the aosoiute aepousm wi
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nmnhant plutocracy; under wie aom
INDIANOLA, Iowa, Novt 7, 1892.
The Twelfth Annual Session of the
"National Farmers ConsrreSS of the
United States of America meets in the
House of Representative at Lincoln,
Nfih. Nov. 22nd 1892. at 10:00 a. m.
This body is .composed or one dele
gate and one alternate from each Con
PTfissional District in the United States
two delegates and alternates from each
state at large, the heads oi an aiate
AtrHmiitiirai societies and tstaie Affri-
Miitimai nnlloorp.fl. and this vear one
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member of all Local Agricuuurai oo
iAtifts in the United slates.
Ouraia a non-partisan organization
a n A naa anfiomnliahed much 200d in 86-
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curing such .National ana oiawj legisla
tions as our g-eat interest requires.
Wfl fiYOAct one thousand or fif teeu hun
dred delegates and visitors and it will
be the largest and most interesting
crathArino' of practical Aericulturists
and farmers ever assembled in the
United States
tvia twelfth nriTma.1 Rftsslon of the National
CVnTnav'j, tryaau nf thfl TTnltAd States Will
convene in tbe House of Representatives at
T . 1 XT..!. Vnl..mkoiW 1KVC ntlDSL Til.
10 A. M.
Called to order, and music by the band.
Wftienmeto the state by Hon. J. E. Boyd,
Response, b? Hon. w, a. Mnun, oi ivansaa.
WTafnnma tr tha fUV tlV A. H. W flT. Mayor.
Response, by Hon. D. G. Pursee, of Savannah
Welcome, by the President or tne uoara oi
Traae. . .
Dnonntisn h MIntirV I X17U1H. HI lunil
Welcome, by Business Men's Association.
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Response, by Hon. Wm. ifTeeman, oi Maine.
Music Dy tne Dana.
Annual aHirAua hv th PrpsiaPnt.
ADWointment of the committee on resolu
tions ana nnance.
2 P.M.
Introdnction of memorials and resolutions
inarionriBnpA nf AcrriMUitnrai ana xrann
&uu v I'viau vu vv v
Dortatiott." by Hon. W. Pope Yeaman, or
Missouri. ....
Beet industry in the umtea &tais, oy
Professor M. A. Lunn, of Nebraska.
7:30 P. M.
Aririrota "Ta farminor a realized alchemy.
Mrs. A. G; Sawyer, Lincoln, Neb.
it TPinrai interest." bv Mrs. Robert A.
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McClellen, of AtheM, Ala. -
' 2 P. M.
Repnilar order of business.
t.inivMnaHtv nf . AmArlcan ParmlnBr." by '
Colonel Daniel Neeham, President New Eng
land Agricultural Society of Boston Maw.
Adarss. suDject to do Beieciea, ojr nou. .
Walker McKeen, Maine.
Address. Subject to be seiectea, Dy ueorge
T. fairchlld. President Agricultural Colleaa
of Manhattan, Kas.
.. 7:30 P. M.
Regular order of business.
Agriculture In Oklahoma, Hon. II. C. St.
Clair, O. T. . .."
"Scientific Relation of Money to Agriculture
and Transportation," by Hon. L. H, Weller, oi
Nashua, Iowa.
NOVEMBER 24, 10A. M.
Regular order of business.
HJovrnment ownershin of Railways." Hort
H. C. Browm, of Atlanta. Ga.
"Agriculture m tne south," oy .enerai
K. Burke tt. of Misslsslbi. and P, M. Clemanes,
of Kentucky.
Keaucea rates nave oeen seeurea ai in
following hotels In Lincoln; Capital, Lincoln
Windsor. Opelt, Tremont, St. Charles, Bond
and the Lindell. Our headquarters will be at
the Lindell.
Reduced rates over all leading railways in
the United States are grantad.
' ' ' , Secretary.
Go On With The Fight.
The battle is over its joys and sor
rows its grief and gladness, and all
things pertaining to it, have passed in
to oblivion. Except the result: that is
a matter of history. It now becomes
us, as citizens of this great country, to
continue the conflict. Wo have suc
ceeded, but we will yet miserably fil, '
if we lay down our arms and let money
accomplish, what the ballot has failed
to do. Judge Gresham has said, "that
we need men possessing the essential
qualities of political manhood ." Men
to whom bribery is a sin and the urioer
is the accursed of God." The election
just passed shows conclusively that the
power of money in the hands of un
scrupulous plutocrats in almost un
controllable. At the Deftest oi its King
the laboring man, it will not down.
Let us close up our ranks, remembering
that eternal vigialnce is the price of
security. Our legislature will soon
commence its labors and it becomes us,
the creators, to so guard, all avenues
that the creatures shall accomplish our
will. "The Truth Shall Triumph." is
our moUo, but it will triumph, only, as
we stand shoulder to shoulder with its
precepts. Nelson Herald.
Celebrating; the People's Party Vic
tory in the Sunflower State.
Emporia, Kan., Nov. 12. The Kan
sas State Farmer's Alliance and Indus
trial Union which has been in session
here for the past two days, elected the
following officersr President, W. . S.
Hanna: . vice-president, Mrs. , N. C.
Clark; secretary and treasurer. J. B.
French.- In the eveaing the alliance
hftld an onen meeting which resolved
itself into a jollification to celebrate
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