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LET U8 EXOHANGE VIEWS. (In the time Intervening between now and tbe date ef tbe l'eople' Independent Stat Convention tbta and nncoellnt( column will bn open to tbe Popullt of the stata to pro poe caaoMataa for the ticket of 'W. and for I'ultWl Bute Senator, and to show reaaon for individual preference. We Khali not have pacfot"u'nrtmng mora than name and brief iva-toni tor the cholne made, berauM we wlRh I har from a great many. Let no mam vk r krk PHopoaito rou ornoe WHOHBcn ahaotkh AN WILL AB IWTKI.IltOTPAL QCAUNCATION TUI WRITOIl WILL MOT PCHHON AI.L.Y VOUCH run, If auy caadldato eeera to be lead In wh'im our reader cannot rotrncleBtloimlr sup port, by alt mean let ua know why tbcy are trti enuouBly objected to. Uut lot ti rennet one another' view, avoid anything tending to dlHharmony if It be powtlfole without itacrlftce of principle)), and bear wlllliiKly those who dif fer wttn un. "In a multitude of couiiHelor toec in safety." But with mny to bear from each mud bo brief. Editor Wkai.th Makkii. A Voice From Above tbe Sand Hills. Alliance, Neb., May 14, 1804, Kdltor Wealth Makers: I am not so sure who will be the best to lead our state ticket. May be Caffln and Darner are the men; but I feel sure that we will make do mistake la again nominating Hon. 0, M, Kern for Con ureis. ' . Mr. Kern will suit our people up this way, and I feel continent that be is tbe man to again lead us to victory. Truly, J. K. Sn RfiEON. For Wolfe, Gain n and Others. VAtLEY, Neb., May (!, 1MW. Editor Wealth Makers: Inasmuch a many hare expressed their choice ai to who should lead our state ticket in the coming election, I will now give you mine: For governor, J. V. Wolfe, of Lan Hon. J. N. Caffln, of Saunders county; for treasurer, John Powers, of Cornell; for secretary of state, W. . Porter, of Merrick. Tbe official record of the above named men has proven thorn to be true to the cause. Yours for right and justice. C. W. Miller. Wan la Honeat John Power to Lead ()rd, Neb., May 2,1894. Editor Wealth Makers: Enclosed please find one dollar for renewal. I could not get along without The Wealth Makers. I think It Is the best paper of the kind I ever read Populists are numerous in Valley county, and they want no fusion. They are of the straight kind. I am well pleased with the adminis tration of "His Corpulency, Grover Cleveland." It Is making more Popu lists than ten thousand stump speakers could. By the way, I think Honest John I 'owers is the proper man for governor. Yours for justice, W. A. Smith. Why Johnson for Governor, Madrid, Neb., May 15, 18i4. Editor Wealth Makers: For governor, the lion. B.J. Johnson of Nemaha county. Why? First, because he is the strong est man we have In the Populist party, second, because he Is well qualified und would fill the chair with credit to the state and party. Third, because he la honott, honor ahlo and upright in all his dealings. Fourth, occaiwebe can and will be elected If nominated. Fifth, becauta he It a farmer and stock raUer. , sixth, became he Is not an old politi cian. Yours for the good of the people. A. Mkvrk, Traaurer llenjaiutn of llltciu ot County Name ill t'liuloa, Tkkntpx, Neb., May 11. isvl. Editor Wealth Makers: You may Ion rl this M'er la your valuable piper atsil ex pre ui y personal preference a to the man for governor. , A 1 1 amualyoudiuanltthay bat amount to much; but tbe man that ( will nm la tht short letter U a man that I thta very trua Uuependent In the grrat tu of Nrhfaji van and would l proud t support Ttat man t have h- pr:iy acjualnUd with tor tho tatl y-atj 8 tear. U hits jou wo.i',4 tt4 fx tri metal, a tiut tUl would a f.er io da hi duty U any ca,rtg ttt a 4 th!u wl4 aot waul to la thU tiwuawlih for any great Un' of lima uh aim on ttvlr tra'.l, II l a i" a wtune big heart ih ut ta k' fetiowntan la poverty aa vtll a to tb nun tf wean. The man I will ansae 1 1-ciUv would ptdl nrra votes than any otber our great party could name. That man is B. J. Joho ston. or Uncle Barney, a he Is called, of Nemaha county. Be Is my first choice. Then for congress In the big 5th district the man that has always made the O. O. r. tired, W. A. Mc- Kelghan, The Populists are on the alert here, and Illtchoock county will maintain her record. ' Tours for success without any fusion, 0. W. I5EM.IAMIN. Get oft tbe Fence. Risibo City, Neb,, May 8 194. llKOTnEit Gibson: ' Since I have been a reader of your paper I have only noticed one short communication from your old stamping ground, viz., Rising City, and that from Neighbor Fool, who seems to think Bryan should be elected again. Now I am a Populist, but not good enough Populist to fuse with any party or man who expects to go to Congress astride the fence, with tbe heavy side leaning over into the Democratic fold. No sir, none of that in mine. Hon. C. D. Casper's 'We Must Go to Them," hits the nail, with sense and reason. We have tried the old parties for reform time after time, and only get out of the frying pan Into the fire So let thr m sail under the Independent banner, or stay at home. Gtve these coyotes with sheep pelt apparel thun der. They need electricity to change their ignorant howl. Yours truly, - J.T. Quia LEY. The Fusion He Favors; CiiBiNO, Neb , May 12, 1804. Editor Wealth Makejis: As yotalglve space in The Wealth Makeiih to name candidates for state offices, I send you my ticket also. As I am in favor of fusion I will leave all the offices blank to which our friends, the Demo-Iiepubllcans may send the names, as they can agree on. Here It goes: For governor, J. N. (iaflln of Saun ders; for lieutenant governor, J. H Darner of Da wion: secretary of state, W, A. Poynter, of Boone; auditor, A. J. Gustln, of Kearney: attorney general, Judge Tlolcomb of Custer; treasurer, J. H. Powers of Hitchcock; suporin oendentof public Instruction, A. d'Alle mand; commissioner public lands and buildings, W. F. Porter of Merrick; candidate to penitentiary, candl date to reform school . The Damo-Republlcaa combine may fill these blanks with some of their good and true men. Yours for victory, Wekil Hiehsche. Hon. Barney Johnson for Governor. Brock, Neb., May 14, 1894. Editor Wealth Makers: I not only deem it a pleasure, but a duty, to speak very highly of Hon. Barney Johnson, ex-member of the House of Representatives, havlog known blra for the past twenty years, and can say from personal experience that he is a straight, upright, honor able 'man, and possesses a natural originality which a man for governor should possess. In the eastern part of Nebraska there is no other man that would poll a larger number of votes than the man above spoken of, having lived In Otoe and Nemaha counties for the past year. He not only has strong mental and moral qualifications, hut Is one of the strongest men in the Populist party In the state. It i well known that Harney Johnson would draw heavier from the Democra tie party, than a man that had once boen a lUpubllcao, and that Is the kind of a nun we want. Taking everything la conlderallon Hub. lUrm-y Johnmrn I the wan for governor of the iato of Nebraska. I). N, Jons. Judittt MiUint Wants Men or I'Harat tr. IUhti iett. Neb., May II, v, Wltor WaAt.ru Markka: I'Wahi Jnd ttuf (uWrlbartsaclo). I cannot well K along without voj Uiat: iir fur 1 th!k jtrn t! ab tut rl(ht to the pup! and I iWt how au ladtbdat cau ku hv ed'lth 4v it. A rfrd caadldata f tf ttato m". Mir it ta a big mtllvMi, and I tMiik w hive plenty of good uUn to hoo. truth, but we aoulJ kuow they a iod mt kauw tham a ttoaly bj NpuUUun by their cbarat'Wr, Pinly (taUaiel wi ta4 e.) LINCOLN, NEB., THURSPAY. MAY 24, 1894. GET Off THE GRASS The Eights of Amerioan Ottizeai Viciously Trampled On. PLUTOCRACY'S DEGREE O0NYI0TS. With Such Usurpation and Injustice tbe Liberty of Americans it Lost and its Memory Is a Mockery. Extracts from Senator Allen's Speech Senator Allen introduced May 8th, a reHolutlon calling for a committee of Investigation to report to the Senate the facts connected with the arrest and im prisonment of J. S. Coxey and others, His speech May 9tb, in support of it was a splendid defense of the rights of American citizens. It would occupy so much space that we cannot give It In full bat print extracts below, Editor Wealth Makers Mr. President, important as the tariff question and as I believe It to be, if is a mere atom floating upon the ambient air as compared with the constitutional right of American citizens to peacefully assemble and peacefully speak their julnds with reference to the public policy of the nation and to peacefully petition any branch of the government for a redress of their grievances, j. no transaction tnat toolc place on these Capitol grounds on the first day of this month was a scene worthy to take place in .St. Pstersbury or In the capital of any Eastern monarchy, but was entirely out of place in an orderly, civilized Republic like ours, u What did these men do that they de serve punishment or criticism? I stood upon the east steps of the Senate wifg of the-Capitol that day, where I could observe a portion of tbe proceedings that were then goinr on. What did these men do? It may be said that they violated the law. Sir, they marched up one of the principal streets of this city and halted outside of the Capitol grounds, while Coxey and Browne, and possibly Jones, oame upon the-Capltol grounds, where 5,000 peo ple of this city had assembled at that precise moment. They did not come armed; they wore not baoked or follow ed by a mob; they were not roenforced by a military or police force, nor did they make any show of force. They came simply as law-abiding and peace able, but perhaps mlegulded, citizens would come for a lawful purpose. When Mr. Coxey got up to the middle steps of the east side of the Capitol building he was told In a peremptory manner that he could not even read his petition; that he could, in fact, do noth ing, and the police force took him bodi ly and forced him from the grounds of the Capitol. Not only this, sir, but when the mis guided man who waj with him, Browne, unarmed and alone came upon thene Capitol grounds with a little banner about :i Inches long by 2 inches wide, misguided as be m 7 have been and with a misconception of the work ha would be able to accomplish, be was met with a mounted polloe force who used the baton, or more properly known as the poltoeman's billy, and was beaten down and carried olT the grounds by this force. There was not the slightest resistance upon his part, lie watt unarmed; he w as not accompanied by men who made any show of force. He came upon the ground unguarded and alone, and he was met with a brutal fore that bad no jurisdiction whatever on thei ground,callud the Metropolitan police, bo were then unlawfully on the ground, and he was beaten with the policeman's cluU and carried oil and lovsd up in a dungeon In the poltcu court of thl city. Why were American cltiieus thu traid What hal they dune? What had ttn-y al4' What had they at tompUsd to U j la UatUa of the lat of this vouatrj Nothing. Thvro wat an nuteace, no threat, aa attempt kI vUU4c 00 tlieU prt. Thl ltrv&t eoatalm twi4!t!tHt cturtfrtt that r made ta th court ta this city iJutt Coxey, the out that fc ot uimt the I'aj.ltot ground with Mill fUg or b4uar la Watioa ef the law whU-h. I rvad, and the thr, that hit tu'gar ft trod upon th tacr 4 tuit f the latioaal Capitol ground bout the permission of some dlstln shed blue-coated and brass-buttoned Iceman. lbs feet of an American citizen who iapt not live In the District of Columbia ar looked upon as so vulgar that Con gress prohibits a citizen from placing them upon the turf of the Capitol grounds. Coxey was arrested and carried before the police court of this city; properly so named, on these two insignificant, trivial and false chargescharges that were made and used as a tnero subter fuge or excuse for his arrest and prose cution; but there Is not a Senator in this Chamber, there Is not an intelli gent and loyal American from the Atlantic to the Pacific ocean or from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico who docs not know full well that the real charge made against this man was his attempt to xtcIso bis Constitutional right of poaceably assembling upon the Capitol grounds of bis nation and petitioning Congress for a redress of his grievances. That was and Is the real charge against him, however much those In authority may undertake to disguise It. He bad the temerity to come here with some of his followers, deluded,perhaps, Into the belief that they could Induce Congress to do something to relieve the distressed condition of the country, and step upon tbe Capitol grounds of this great nation and read an address to his fellow-citizens designed as a petition for a redress of bis grievances, and while he was arrested upon these two trivial charges, upon which no citizen of the United States should be arrested, and was carried before the police court bore and convicted, as every man knew he would be whether guilty or innocent, the people will tot be misled as to tbe real animus of the prosecution, No man in this country is to be misled or deceived into the belief that he was In good faith prosecuted on these charges, nor will any man doubt that the real offense fur which he was con victed was an attempt on his part to exercise his constitutional right of assembling, speaking, and presenting to Congress a petition for a redress of grievances. The officer who put his hands on this man on the Capitol ground?, and the officer who used the policeman's billy or club to strike down one of his follow ers, gave a savage, wicked and vicious blow to two undoubted constitutional rights of American citizens, and It was done for the purpose of stifling the ci ies of hunger and distress. Mr. President, the statute upon which this flimsy prosecution was predicated, the statute upon which this travesty in tbe nature of a prosecution for tramping ; upon the turf of the Capitol grounds was made, Is in direct violation of the Constitution of this nation, It Is vulnerable to two objections up on constitutional grounds that no in telligent and sober-minded man can gainsay or deny. I recognl as fully, and am as deeply secttbleasany man In thlsChambercan b", the necessity of polloe regulation for the control of these grounds and this building, but the line of demarcation Is not to be drawn according to territory, It must be drawn upon other lines. long as American citizens congre gate upon the Capitol grounds of this nation for peaceable and lawful purpt se If they do not disturb the transaction of the publlo business, if they do not menace the publlo peaav, If they do not threaten or menace life or property, or obstruct the highways and pages leading to and from this Capitol, no man utu the face of the earth, Ut him ocoupy whatever position ha may, ha the lawful rljjht to prvnt them from "tK-aklng ct printing ta Congrv lblr petition. Tbls i the line that I ubvrvd by th Couotltutton. and the only praotica) rule that can bo appllud In Ita entructlou, Mr. Pictldont, thoe right woro. tn the flr.t day of the prceont month, futhWwly and unlawfully violated. It will put do r any gnUrraa to sup po that within a wrk 01 td U attuatloa of the AmcrNwn pvp!a will bo tutmd aay lnia thl outrage and tht U will be vit.rv4 ta lak out i f litbt Ilka nav wihr public trantao. lions have bo lt sight if. It will not do to las thl rolvaloa and put It la some cavern or dark rc of this tl'.Al!hU4 tiu fc T THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY It Ti Fait Falling Down Tbe Elsvator Shaft. THE 00NFES8I0V OF ITS FBIEHD8- What Ihe Nsw York Sun, Louisville Courier Journal and Baltimore Say of the Democracy. A Itotten Old Party Cannot lteform. Mr. GALLING Ell. Mr, President, I have been extremely Interested in the discussion as to the particular policy of the pending bill whether it be a pro tectionist or a revenue measureand I think It may be well for us for a few moments to pursue the Inquiry a little further. I made a collection a few days ago of Djmooratio opinion from tbe leading newspapers of the country on this very point, but It Is not at hand; and hence I can not give our Democratic friends the benefit of it; but from news papers which havo come to my desk to day I have made some clippings which I thiak are of sulllolent Interest to go Into tbe Hecord, so that our Damocratto friends may read them and, possibly, be governed somewhat by them. The New York Sun of this morning, admittedly the ablest Democratic news paper In tbe country, has an editorial under the caption of "Up to Date," in which It says: Everybody knows what ths Demo cratic tariff platform was in 1802. As amended by tbe facts that platform to day reads thus; "We believe in the robbery of tbe ?;reat majority of the Amcrlcaiupeople or the benefit of the few, and also of tbe few for the bensfit of the majority. "We believe In a tariff for protection with incidental revenue. "We cordially Indorse tbe principle of the McKlnley tariff while reserving to ourselves lull liberty to alter the seal" and dlstr button of the protection It affords to American industries. " We believe that protection is con stitutional and that the Constitution Is protectionist. "We point with pride to eur general treatment of such trusts as are directly dependent upon protection. "We point with pride to the income tax as the culmination of class legisla tion. "We hereby warn all persons against harboring the Star-eyed Goddess, as we shall hereafter pay no debts on her ao- count." Then the New York Sun says: All this change in less than two years! But motion is rapid when you are falling down the elevator soaft. In another editorial in the same issue of the New York Sun of this morning, I find the following: Looking back from this elevation of enlightenment to the proceedings slnoe uecemoer of last year, they will row see that the President's initial betrayal of the Democratic principles of revenue only, in his last annual message to Con gress, down to his submission of these last amendments to the Senate bill, through the medium of, the financial officer In bl Cab-net, Secretary Carlisle, ail miff business, whether steered by Wilson or Voorbt-es, has been mere protect louist rough and tumble In which no proteasing Democrat ever showed hi bead. Talk abut a tariff bill that should "conform to the Democratic ptatiorm," or 'Tfdeem the pledges of tbe Democratic party," has been hum bug trom the start. There has been nothing but a squabble In the proteo tton nt between its owner and the cuckoo about tns dUposttton of the luchug, and nothing more or different has been vUlble at any staco of the game of fraud and blutior set a going r ths !at annual menage from ths White Hou.o. Turning to the LoulsvUe Courier Journal, acknowledged to bo one of the leading lK-vitjcrailc newspaper In this country, ths editor of which great heet ha bra an ardent and uocotu- promUIng advocate of tariff rtfortn for rerenuw vnjt nn4 following ta Its editorial column: If In tho Democracy of this ccuntr there t a depth of oontetnpt which had not before tu-t uiturr4 by Domo- c-aoy ai!eg4 rvprv;n'attye In in I alu-4 MiaU rUoui within th -at ia nioBtat, it it a certainty uvb racv-4 by the notion of the I'Uaooe t'oinlt'H In lh IU1 "oomiirotnUa'' Unit n U ar 4 oa it would t. a pro3t! ti it would btt hututitaUeg ta multiply word on thl niUerab btryni ot n r.iw for wM h year ( had beo $. and for whfeh tns unt tigual of poHU cat trUaiii b4 bern woa. lotrai4 with a wtUulon w!hmk faith ful ptr?o'uiauc tu ant the p-luuaJ policy an4 material ifr l ti,Uti,. (AW of peoples directed by a t iiart at etar a auulight and aa attthcntie a thstr oa oummUiton; tnpor,d by Yi&fct- Q' t'tui NO. 50 a popular verdict as regular aa the judgment of a court of law and aa sovereign as a revolution, these) senile or In vertebral agents of the people will snnoK at wary snaaow, aodge at every shape, and can not surrender too quickly whatever and whenever a Democratic renegade or a protection freebooter demandi. The result is weary months wasted to the business world and to the party; and, after It all, instead of a bill re deeming the pledges they were com missioned to redeem, a mongrel piebald of patches and pusillanimity, a grotes que hodgepodge of pretense and petti fogging, a nondescript abortion of in competency, sejflshness, cowardice, and ' treachery, , Then we take np the Baltimore Sun, one of the ablest Democratic papers io the Middle States, and we find an arti cle no less pronounced and no less de nunclatlory as regards tbe position of the Democratic party In this contest. Tbe Baltimore Sun says: ' Compromtso Is not the word that properly describes what the Democratic majority in the Senate is now invited to do with the tariff bill. Surrender Is the only word that fits the situation And no such abject surrender of a great party has ever been proposed or even contemplated in any previous American Congress. The four hundred amendments Pro posed to the Wilson tariff bill, which bad already been subjected to impor tant modifications in the interest of con ciliation and harmony, will, if they are enacted Into law, be, with a string of exceptions inserted as a blind, a virtual abandonment of tbe Chloago platform of 1892. Thsy cannot be defended oa any other principle than tbe same which underlies tbe McKInley tariff Itself protection pure and simple; not sucb moderate protection as may be be properly given to Amerioan indus tries as an inoldent ia the raising of needed revenue, but protection for pro tection's saks, regardless of revenue. The passage of suoh a tariff bid as a fulfillment of the pledget of tariff re form which tae Democrats party has given to the people in every national campaign for twenty years past, and which it renewed with more expllclt oess and emphasis two years ago than It bad ever previously given them, will be at onoe a legislative fiasco, a party humiliation, and a national misfortune. Mr. Gustln Writes to Gov, Cronnse, Chicago, III., May 10, 194. To nis Exoellenoy, Governor Crounte, Lincoln, Neb. Honohaijle Sm:-In an Omaha (World-Herald) paper of the 15th Inst., I notice a letter from some obscuro "prominent cltl.en of Ashland," who suppresses bis name. This It wise on his part because of his letter being a thinly disguised and cowardly tiander on unfortunate defenseless men. There Is more danger In the great Democratic Ape It at Washington dying this sum mer of the jlm jam than there Is of ita being harmed by aa outraged publlo. I heard it stated by a friend of Mr. Smith's that Mrs. Brown told Mrs. Jenes that somebody told her by close questioning of Mr. Tobias that certain Federal employes were going to be "removed," and "aa that it to much like Gulteau used about Garfield,'1 I wish you would please tell some detec tlve about It. If the cowardly male gossip of Ashland does not obtain re ward from dear sweet Grover for his friendly tub rosa tip within ten days, please act with "promptness and vigor. Call out all the prominent citizens of Nebraska who ride on pastes and watch the I'ulluitn cart carefully for Coxey tte. You will find most t( them la beled "protection;" some travel aa "timid capital" looking tor a bank charter under the paternalistic wing of tbe Federal treury. Pleaa look out for one certain Mr. Thurston, who has been soliciting rations for wealthy pau per fur year and just now wants eur paternatlstto nation to help hit poor railroad with one or two hundred mil lions of dollar for an hundred yaars at 2 per cent. D not Ut the common Cote) lie got ua t J thl, or they may wanttt dltlded up wltn then. Now that we know what w think ot flat ' CoxeylWe, p!ea give us your view on the Pullnuo car oecles that we may kaow how the G. t. and the paa rUln bilkers of ra!lra.U look at wealthy Coneyttea who dlbnl Into brl in crw, blocks ot five, and such l.ki tarnU, Yours wlt! gee' solicitude, A.J Gram, V wtAt B'tt ttHHtatii aew borP br to Tun SYbaitiI ,Uatt. ! each on of oar pnet lerlra helo ut by a0i g two a anta!1 It vki are umt'U toget ) arlf ubcrt tr, -4 them in fr three or tt month. W oal tpvelal tSt la another column.