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GENERAL J. 1 WEAVEll
Addresses a Letter to Uia friends of Ee.
from Throughout the Uaited
States-What the Young
Partj Has Dono.
ATIKKAL FEILIUGS AWAKENED.
Democrats Will Give Us Wild-Cat
Banks Let tbe Plutocratic Rob.
bers Beware The Work
of Education Must
Des Moines, la., Nov. KV To Hon.
II. E. Taubeneck, Chairman National
Committee People's Party. My Dear
Sir: I wish by this method to brielly
address through you the friends of re
form througout the Union.
WHAT WE HAVE DONE.
Unaided by mone j, our grand yotiDg:
party has made aa enviable record and
achieved several gurpribing successes
at the polls. We are but little behind
the republican party in the numbsr of
states carried. As a result of the late
election we will doubtless hold tho
balance of power In the senate of tho
United States, have doubled the num
ber of our adherents in the house of
representatives, secured control of a
number of state governments, bold the
balance of power in a majority of the
states of tbe Union and have succeeded
in arousing a spirit of political inde
pendence among the new states which
cannot bo disregarded in the future.
SECTIONALISM WIPED OUT.
Not being formed on sectional lines,
our party in a single campaign, has
gained a large and influential follow
ing in every state in the south. This
gives promise of good government in
that section of tho union a thing the
republican party has failed to do after
thirty years of almost uninterrupted
rule and gives promise, too, of cor
rectlne wronsrs which may exist
through the people of the respective
states, instead of attempting to do so
by influences from without.
We have awakened fraternal feelings
In all sections, and as an earnest of our
good will toward the south, the grand
people of Kansas, a state containing
more Union soldiers than any other,
elected a one-armed ex-confederate sol
dier of tke people's party to represent
the state at large in congress.
THE REPUBLICANlPARTY ALMOST AN
The countr pa to be congratulated
upon the far that the leaders of one of
the hereto're great parties have been
abandoned and overthrown by the
people und their organisation well-
?i.JiWhilaled. I believe the former
"Z"nts of that party free to align
""rplves wltn the great antl-mon-opolvand
" THE DEMOCRATS A T SEA.
e accesison of the other party to
r'Ver Is the result of reaction and not.
im sure, of the deliberate judgment
of the American people. The national
leaders of the triumphant party are
without any well denned policy except
coniemptous regara lor every
m th mlirhtj, the unmnWIrd enjoy
ment of their lnailncable HghU.
LABOR AXD fAl'JTAU
This cannot be accomplished until tho
relations between labor and ltscreature,
capital, are so adjusted to cause each to
respect the domain or the other, lne
force are now on a war footing wher-
as under humane laws they would nat
urally dwell together in perfect peace.
The repressive policy now fully maug-u-ated
in this country, will not work
well in the closinjr year of the nine
teenth century .21 1 is the fatal blunder
of weak leaders, who tail to compre
hend the spirit of the aire and the
growth of independence among the
people. It denies to labor the rights
to organize, relies upon the military
arm to sustain corporate pretensions
and when labor organizations defend
themselves against armed mercenaries
it adiudtres the members thereof to bo
guilty of treason.
LET ROBBERS BEWARE.
Let thoso who rob by law and op
press their fellows to gratify their
thirst for power beware how they trillo
with an awakened people. The violent
political storm of 1HS8 and lH'.Kl which
first swept the democratic and then the
republican party from power in ppite of
the weight of patronage which they
carried signify a turbulent condition of
the jmlitical atmosphere which plainly
foroshndows an approaching crisis. It
were better that we bo not hastened by
the enactment of measures which 6avor
of usurpation and the extension of cla,-
WE MUST EDUCATE.
I sincerely trust that tho work of
organization and education may now be
pushed with energy throughout all the
states- The field is ours and wo must
occupy it without delay.
J. 11. Weaver.
A Campaign to be Proud or.
Another political contest is ended.
Not as much outward show as in former
years but much moro effective work
The erand old party has gone. Too
proud and arrogant to listen to the
murmuriogs of discontent that went up
from a burdened people, they have ac
complished their own ruin. The
worthy, earnest appeal of the people
has been cast aside, the beck and nod
of Wall street and rich manufacturers
have been given careful attention. A
large compaign fund was supposed to
be equivalent to a large majority at the
polls, therclore ravors were granted
where large returns could be expected
in campaign funds. This practice
has bred corruption indescribable. In
their last effort the g. o. p. have ex
hibited wonderful persistence and in
(Tenuity. Every device and method
that an active mind could suggest has
been resorted to; boodle galore, rail
road passes in abundance; press and
mail facilities unlimited; and in aacu
V1UU VJ VUlOi gr IVVWiO HWU V
lars to all classes of persons were sent
out earnestly pleading for support.
Considering this, and the fact that the
independent party had no boodle, no
passes, no typewriter, stationary nor
stamps, it is surprising that we gained
the victory we aid in mis county.
Every independent should feel proud of
this victory and also proud that the
party is now proof against bribery,
aerainst railroad influence and the
sophistries and platitudes of monopoly,
I'rlgritriil . Iilrnt at a Ilrinix rll-
Favettsville. Ark . Nov. IT. The
democrats ot Mountain View held
ratification last night. A quantity of
powder and fireworks were stored in
the school house in which the speaking
was held. The house was packed, ihe
explosives were accidentally ignited,
wrecking the building and burying tho
occupmtii in the ruins. The debris
took fire and it was with the utmost
difficulty that the rescuers subdued the
flames. Four persons were killed and
fifteen injured, some fatally.
Lion at Large in Missouri.
St. Joseph. Mo , Nov. 17 Some
time ago a monster lion escaped from
travelling show which was exhibiting
at Mound City and took to the hills.
S rce tbat time he has created a reign
of lerror in that section and has killed
a number ot head of sheep, hogs and
calves. Organized parties aro now
seeking to kill the beast.
Cyclone in Illinois.
IlEDHUD, 111., Nov. 17. Early tbi:
morning a cyclone swept over this vil
lage destroying thirty-live houses, kill
ing one boy and injuring fifteen other
persona. Two churches, "the town ha'l,
jail and newspaper ollico are among the
buildings levelled. The storm came
from tho sonth. accompanied by a
heavy rain and swept a path 200 yards
wide through tho town. Tho wires
are down in every Uirecuoa, so that it
is impossible to ascertain tho full ex
tent of the damage. There will be
much suffering among the homeless
element ot reform within the ranks of
their own party and among the people
at large. The new administration will
ignore the three great contentions of
modern times relating to land, money
and transportation and will not at
tempt to solve either. In fact, the
whole force of the new regime will be
exerted to prevent reform in these im
portant matters. The urgent demand
of the people for the free coinage of
silver is to be disdainfully Ignored and
new obstacles will doubtless be inter-
pposed to further restrict the use of the
white metal. In contempt or the doc-
trine of Andrew Jackson European
aristocrats are to bo permitted to die
tate our financial policy.
WILD cat banks.
' Ono of the most valuable results of
the late civil war that of uniform le
gal tender currency Issued by the gov
ernmentis to be sacrificed and aban
doned, and a serious attempt will ba
made to force the people to return to
the fraudulent system of the state bank
issues ;which existed prior to tho war,
which periodically swindled tho Indus-
trial classes of the fruits of their toil.
This is to be sprung upon the pooplo by
a sudden stroko of policy by leaders
who have carefully kept their motives
concealed Irom the public. Ihe crimo
is to be enacted into law between elec
tions and before the people can have
time to pass upon the question by the
selection of representatives chosen for
tho purpose. Tbat this is
the deliberate plan
is shown by the clause in the demo
eratic platform wtfich calls for the re
peal of the law imposing a tax upon the
circulation ol state banks. It is con
firmed by the fact that M. Coe, chair
man of the executive committee of tho
American Bankers' association, to
gether with a large number of New
York bankers, publicly gave in their
support to the democratic ticket only
a few days before the election. The
situation gives additional importance to
THE GREAT QUESTION
which a few have comprehended for
score of years, namely: Shall the cur
rency of the country be a legal tender
issue and its volume controlled by the
government, or shall it be non-legal
tender Issued and controlled by bank
The issues pressing for solution are
simply tremendous and the situation
portentous. Our party has not made
its advent too soon.
TRUE FUNCTIONS OF GOVERNMENT. n
Its mission is to restore to our gov
ernment its original and only legiti
mate junction, which has been well
nigh lost by non-use, that of securing
to all of its citizens, the weak as well
Stand By Your Cause.
We call upon every people's party
man to stand arm in defense or the
great political advantage we have
gained, and to press forward to the
victory that Is now In sight. The next
battle is for the control of the congress
to be elected in 1894. Let us now stand
together north, south, east and west
for our families and firesides, and
against monopoly and plutocracy. We
must win. We shall win. .Let none
falter or turn aside, but let us all keep
straight ahead in the middle of the
road. Never mind tho toil and ex
pense it involves upon us. Our chil
dren will receive the heritage of an
equal chance in the race of life. Table
They Are Slaves.
United States Senator Stewart says:
'The New York newspapers aro tho
abject slaves and creatures of the
money power which ia exercised
through the bankers who control gold.
There are a dozen banks in New York
which shape tho politics of the New
York newspapers and which have here
tofore dominated tho finances of the
country. These banks have European
partners whoso interest is that all
debts contracted with the banks should
be paid in tho dearest money possible,
When the big banks yell for gold, the
little banks yell for gold. Word is
passed to their customers, tVi mer
chants, to yell for gold, and they re
spond. If the newspapers fail to join
in the chorus, tho merchant shuts off
his advertising and tho newspapers are
done for. There never was more abject
slavery although it is indirect and im
A Primer Kssay on llomls.
Is this a bond? It is a bond. Why
is it called a bond? It is called a bond
because it means bondage. Where did
the bond come from? It was given by
our good uncle bamuel. Is the bond a
nice thing to have around the house:
No, it should bo locked up in a big
safe. Do poor folks have lots of these
bonds? No, my dear, they are made
only for rich folks. Rich folks hold
them and poor folks work and pay
them. Why do poor folks work and
pay then:? Because they are fools.
How did the man get the bond? Ho
got the bond of the United States
What did he give for the bond? He
gave a hundred small dollars for the
bond. What does he get for it? He
gets a hundred big dollars for it. Does
the nice bond pay a tax? No, it does
not pay a tax. Why does not Uncle
Sam pay for the bonds? Damf weno.
Chicago Free Trader.
Special rates rgiven members of the
People's party at the Jennings hotel,
Omaha, Neb., Ninth and Harney Sti,
Various Tie That Kind.
I apprehend there aro some people
now in the Republican party who
would be in the l'eoplo's party if
there were more broadcloth und silk
hats in the latter.
Most of us have too much defer
ence for wealth Independent of other
considerations. Husines considera
tions induonce many; more than does
i Know some men or whom one
would expect bettor things who find
more satisfaction in having the
president of a bank or some promin
ent lawyer-pomician give them a
patronizing hand shake or pat them
on me suouiuor man tnev would in
standing by manly conviction when
such a manly stand deprives them of
the patronizing, hypocritical obse
quious attention of the rich and in flu
ential. Vanity and excessive lovo of
approbation are the predominating
lntluoncos with such men. They feed
on flattery and adulation, and. strange
to say. are often unconscious ot their
Heaven pity such men! Whether
preachers, lawyers, physicians, busi
ness men. or laborers; verily they get
Courageous devotion to conviction
always wins respect.
Social ties hold many men in party
lines. Selfish ties hold legions.
Almost infinite are the motives and
forces which prompt men to affiliate.
intelligence, motives and purpose
ueterminos strength and duration of
In society, as- in nature, no organi
zation is fixed and unchangeable.
Unchangeable fixation would be ever
Organization is a primary law in
nature. The universe and the plan
ets were evolved from chaos by sys
tematic, monadic organization, and
concentration of particles individual
units coagmentod. This law pre
vails in the animal and vegetable
Kingdoms nnd is prominently and
beautifully illustrated in tho forma
tion of minerals. It is natural to or.
ganize. Individual isolation is de
cay, and eventually dissolution. Ex
istence, vital strength and potent ac
tion depend upon sagacious organiza
tion, ii, is rigm to organize, it is
wisdom, it is strength. Organize!
But all organizations are inevitably
and invariably sub ect to aggregation,
disintegration, and eventually to dis
organization. Political organizations are not ex
ceptions to tho rule.
Don't contend against the inevitable
cnange3 demanded as a sequenco to
perpetual evolution and advancing
New things are only new in forma
tion Topoka Advocate and Tribune.
There arc people who think or pre
tend to think that the world makes
littlo real advancement; that history
is siinpiy repeatou over ana over
again; that we travel around in a lit
tie circio. creating only to see our
creations tumble. Wendell Phillips
used to talk eloquently of the forgot
ten arts, a if the world with its pres
ent magnilicent civilization was but
littlo in advance of the brilliant civil
ization that had preceded ours. To a
degree this view of tho world's prog
ress or lack of progress is correct.
V aluablo arts have boen lost; and
while we surpass our predecessors in
soma directions they surpassed us
in others. Isut in many respects
and particulars that aro most inter-
esting to mankind tho world has
made and is making progress which
nothing has been able or ever will be
ablo permanently to impede. We are
marching onward to a broader liberty
and to a more universal recognition
of justice between man and man. The
world during all tho centuries that
were marked by a fiendish inhum
anity to man by tyranny and
bloodshed and assassination was
longing for and pushing toward the
freedom and self-government which
was established on this continent over
a hundred years ago. The men who
settled this country and the men who
established this republic were men in
whom all the protestations against
wrong and tyranny had seemingly
centered and they were men who
themselves had suffered oppression to
such a degree that their courage and
loyalty to justice and humanity gav
birth to the immortal sentiment:
"Give me liberty or give me death."
We might as well attempt to turn the
un from it rourte or ware buck the
waters of the mighty waterfall with a
motion of the hand at to attempt to
blot out popular government, bom on
tho battle-liold-t that were crimson
with the blood of such men. The
time will never come when popular
government shall cease to exist where
the American flag to day caU its
Viadow of protectioa and authority.
AMONG OUR EXCHANGES
Mr. McKinley presented his Bill to the
American people but not having receiv
ed value therefore, they repudiated the
treacherous, traitorous thing and
relegated its advocates to political
oblivion. Alma Reporter.
Alliancemen, get to work and see to
it that before the New Year dawns,
your alliance is in good running order.
If our meetings had not been neglected
our 6tate would have been wholly con
trolled by the people's party the com
ing year. Get to work Immediately and
let each one consider it a personal duty.
And now it is the proper thing for re
publicans to predict the death of the
independent movement. Yes, we pre
dict that which we wish, but the ful
fillment does not always gratify our
hopes. Whatever party is In power
will ever be worried by tbe evil genus
of a third party so long as they do not
legislate for tho whole people. ronca
We must go to work now with a will
to carry Nebraska for the people's
party next fall. The republicans will
be disheartened and disorganized and
our success is certain if we put forth
the necessary effort to secure it.
The Lincoln asylum ring has another
two year's lease on the pocketbooks of
Nebraska's citizens. The old saying is
that if you wish to see a man kick hit
his purse. It did not hold true in this
instance, but the rogues were given a
chance to continue the bleeding pro
cess. Oakland Times.
The independent party is too young
to yield to the apparant discourage
ments that have befallen it. For years
and years the old abolition party met
with constant rebuffs and its darkest
period was just before the great rebel
lion. Its principles proved to be the
leaven which finally leavened the whole
lump and gave to tbe accursed traffic in
human chattels a fatal blow.
Paste it in your hat. Proclaim it
from the house top. Paint it by the
wayside. Print it in the paper. Post,
proclaim, paint and print that the rail
roads in Nebraska charged two hun
dred and thirteen dollars to haul a hi
teen ton car of canned goods four hun
dred and sixteen miles and that the
same service is rendered in Iowa for
seventy-eight dollars.-Stockville Faber
Every sub-alliance Bhould now put on
new life. The busy season will soon be
over, and the long winter evenings are
at hand. Get together and plan lor a
vigorous winter's work. Arrange pro
grams, give entertainments, enlist the
young people, circulate literature, re
member that the farmers' alliance ii a
fchool of political economy, and a
school where everyone can be at once
both pupil and teacher.
Chairman (Campaign committee)
Yes, we need some good writers for
our literary bureau. Have you had
any experience at campaign literature?
Applicant ISo, sir. I am a writer
of summer hotel advertisements.
Chair man Glorious ! Take that desk
there along-side of the gentleman who
used to figure up newspaper circulations.
I offer my farm of 200 acres, two and
a quarter miles north of Wahoo, for
sale. A good two story house, four
rooms down stairs, three np, pantry
and three clothes presses, a good cellar
18x28; six acres of bearing orchard and
plenty of small fruit; two wells, one
wind mill, horse barn 30x36, room for
fifteen or twenty tons of hay: cattle
shed 82 ft. room for 44 tons of hay,
with stone foundation. Many other
improvements. Terms, one half cash
down or all, or to suit purchaser. $40
per acre. 11. II. Verrell.
22tf Wahoo, Neb.
The Only Test.
Sister What! Do you mean to say
you have engaged yourself to that
Belle Blondie, and intend to bring the
horrid thing into the family?
Brother Horrid thing! I heard you
tell her 3Tou loved her dearly.
Sister Huh! You never heard me
AjII any one pIsp so.
Round trips to to the Pacific Coast.
Short trips to the Mountain Resorts
The Great Salt Lake.
Yellowstone National Park the most
wonderful spot on this continent.
Puget Sound, tho Mediterranean of
tho Pacific coast.
And all reached via the Union Pacific
System. For detailed information call
on or address,
J. T. Mastin, C. T. A., 1044 O St.,
E. B. SLOSSON, Gen. Agt..
Have You Head
" Sights and scenes in Colorado?"
"Sights aad scenes in Idaho and
" Sigts and scenes in Utah?"
" Sights and scenes in California?"
" Sights and scenes inj,Oregon and
" Sights and scenes in Alaska?
This is a set of six books, beautifully
illustrated, full of. story and legend as
well as valuable infoamation for the
tourist, published by the Passenger De
partment of the Union Pacifid system.
Sent free on application and tfte receipt
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J. T. Mastin, C. T. A., 1044 O Si
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Live Geese Feathers.
Hats and Caps.
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December 1, 1892.
FRED SCHMIDT, 921 0 St., opp. P. 0,
iY TtE QLOBE IS IJsTQ.
USES NO OIL
HAS ROLLER BEARINGS.
HAS CHILLED IRON BOXES.
REQUIRES NO ATTENTION.
HAS A SOLID WHEEL
tuf ri nnr is an am, stkki. andiron mit.t. and ttas the
LEAST NUMBER OF WEARING PARTS.
I rI 'I'M N. M A l-f U h: I A I I I d AJ 1 K ' I A VIII. I II III lv W If A IV I 1 Will
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MILL WHEEL IN THE MARKET, AND DOES NT JAKE THREE REVO
LUTIONS TO GET ONE STROKE OF THE PUMP.
THE GLOBE IS THE IDEAL MILL FOR THE FARMER, THE
STOCKMAN AND THE IRRIGATOR.
BUY ONLY THB GLOBB.
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Y07 O Street, mncoL Neb,
Please Mention This Paper. .. .
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