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May 3 J, 1894
What Is Beet to Do With Coxey and
the Unemployed. ,
I have an answer to the abovo
- tion which I nave put in legal
but bafore giving it, I wish to submit a
few self-evident propositions as the
base on which my theory rests.
First Governments are ordained and
laws enaoted to meet the wants of hu
Second That is tbe best legislation
which most permanently relieves the
' greatest number of people of their most
pressing neels with the lasst taxation
. ana wuouut injustice iu any.
IV Third All people need homes; and
I' f All able-bodied people need employment
', the business world needs money and
the government needs revenues
Fourth The inalienable right to life
carries with it the inalienable right of a
spot of earth on which to live.
Fifth The laborer is not only worthy
cf his hire, but worthy to be hired.
Sixth Money is a creation of law and
its legitimate function is to facilitate the
exchaBge of commodities. If there
were no exchange of commodities
money would be a useless thing.
Seventh The land, inoludiog all the
resources of nature, is the rightful her
itage of all the people
Eighth No Republic is safe, neither
I are the lives or property of the people
secure when a majority of the people
have no nronertv Interest at stake.
Ninth Agriculture is the base of all
other industries; to foster it is to foster
every other legitimate calling among
men. '
! olio wing is the plan for settling the
land, labor, finance, revenue and tramp
iuestionst-world without end.
An Act entitled, "An Act to Provide
Homes and Employment for the l'eo
pte, to Increase the Volume of Money.
and Provide for the Public Revenues."
Bo it enacted by the Senate and
, House of Representatives of the United
states in Uongress assem ijiea: mat in
order to furbish employment and homes
v lor all the people of the united State:
to increase the volume of money ana
provide for the public revenues, it is
hereby provided: That the govern
jnent proceed, through a bureau or a
commission appointed for the puruose.
to Improve all public lands within the
"'''borders of the United States that are
3 . lit for farming, including lands that can
.r ha munu ftvat uhiii htr 1rtlirat.1ivi riralm.
2 'in homeXad ZZlSS . XSZ
; u . i i T . .., . i
granted to citizens of the United titatts
on such terms as are hereinafter pro
1 1 is also provided that when, the in
terests of labur, the publto welfare and
the inalienable rights of mankind de
mand It, the government shall take
steps to reclaim ail tbe lands within its
jurisdiction, whether owned by syndi
cates, corporations or individuals. This
it mat do by purchase or by tbe exer
else of right of eminent domain. That
1 'nu, UU8 wn" ?na. "cquireu Dy
218 trustT bebgrLe;5d limited
quantities to citizens of the United
states on terms and conditions as fol-
1st lira I
Any citizen of the United States may
obtain a ptrpetuai lease and secure a
borne from tne government cf not more
thulf 16f! ?rS,u,1 laTml8 lau.d'
with ail the improvements thereon:
Provided such lease holder occupies
ami uses tne same as a homestead and
keeps ike premises in good repair, pays
in addition thereto Dnvs annual! v in
advance to the United States treasurer
not less than one per Cent of what his
holding cost the government. It is also
irom time to time, lncreaso the rate
per cent of interest on tbe amount it
expended in furnishing such homes for
its citizens. But the rate of intertst
shall never excetd th sumlus earnings
oi labor as shown by statistic, or what
is necessary to defray tne eipeuses of
governuitut economically administered,
It is further provided that tnese lease
holdings may be transferable, but none
snail ever huid a lease from toe eovern
ment at any one time of llio for mure
than 1(30 ao es of farm laod; but nuns
shall bo debarred from renting of other
leaseholders on such terms as iney make
for themselves; providea such contracts
without renewal.
it is also piovlded that all lands thus
owned Dy the aovetnment may b
entered upon by any individual or co
operative feociatluu of Individuals, for
mining purpose, by simply paying to
m9 itaavnoiuer tne aamave done his
aiirltiu.tural interest, together with
tuch taxs or rents as the government
ma deem proper to impose; and to
carry out ail the provl.tou. of this act
tbe jfuvtrnmeat suaU Issue an adequate
amount oi ptr eurrent-y. whtoh tnali
im a full ivgai tunder for all dota, pub
Ha ami private "
Were I amtmborof Congress, I should
most cntamly Introduce a bill some
thing like the Ion-going, for the follow
ing rvMom: First, it .u!4 give em-
, tloymat to all able bol!t4 fMHple who
I ra willing to work to Improve tr.
' UnUs. MvCoat. It wouij vnabi tacit
.-It! a t( the Ueiwd States V procure a
horns raJy fur otcujnoy at the low
cot of uc mr roat a year on the rvst
fit! hi ma. Third. It wouUl rul!v
h glut a ths Ub -r market, causing a
" 4 a hi to .ii:un:a
trtbullun uf ibm woa th 'r4ucl t y
lkr. )Muihtlt u!4 duwtup the
irwvjrv. of lh coititry m4 a!J
lmttiht.ly taiho i!r.is wn!th tJ tho
i.atli.-. I'Uth, It wm-M forve blilluns
uf gti4 a4 buat tMooy u t,lrvuUw
il the tkaaU of lrU. wry Jollar
t f which would be p!4 out by the (u'
tratuvat atrvet lata the haa4of tolivo
who vara it by psrfirtulsg ufjl work
la attleg un fcuuw for the a4y. or
fir the tmrvae n4 that will la-
rra la value as population ltwe.
would U a sourve of rptual
revenue to the government without tax
ing anybody directly or indirectly
Seventh, it would tend to tbe promotion
of morale, in that it helps all to a home
and constant employment at reuunera-
ive n,i ftn,lj ntnrcA MIabam
- fl t. Av.ll. TM-V4U It nllnu all
reach ef the highest attainable free
dom and Independence. Ninth, it would
break the power of the rich to oppress
the poor and the hireling in his wages
Tenth, it would put an end to land
monopoly the giant corse of the
civilized world by which millions are
forced to give half of their earnings for
the opportunity to work to keep them
I ggjygg their wives and little ones from
Such are a few but not a tithe of the
reasons which can be given for the en
actment of a law such as the above bill
The central truth of the theory here
in set forth Is this: All men are equally
entitled to what God has created. God
created tbe earth; therefore all men are
equally entitled to it Jacob Beck.
Blair, Neb., May 1, 1894.
Bennett at Falrbury.
Faikbuky, Neb., May 21, 1894.
Editor Wealth Makers:
At last we had a chance to see a por
tlon of the Commonweal Army and learn
by actual contact with the soldiers what
an immense amount of truth is suppress
e& DV tne subsidized press, replaced in
part by distorted, nail way truths, to-
I m - .... " .
gather with lies or the whole cloth.
At 1:00 p. m.. last Friday (18th) Gene'
ral Bennett's army reached the sacred
confines of Falrbury and were met by
the marshal at the very north-west
limits of the city Here tbey alighted
from the wagons, seven in number, that
had brought them from Alexandria
since 8,00 a m., that day, and formed in
line. Headed by, General Bennett,
Colonel Gannon and our pity marshal
the procession marched down into the
business portion of the city. At the
square the army was met by Sheriff
Mendenhall and City Mayor Berry, la
a buggy, and escorted right through
town to the south east corner and out
on the Endicott road. Here a halt was
made, the soldiers resting under the
shade of trees skirting the road. Then
Mayor Berry went back to town and
procured permission to have a camp
'nd ,n Stel0'' l
quarter out of town. In a short
time the Commonwealers were march
ing toward the proposed camp ground,
feeling no doubt glad to have at least a
short respite from their 20 mile march
and drive without dinner. After reach
ing camp they soon dit covered that
nothing had been done In the way of
furnishing them any provisions either
by the county or city, and they were
told lamJ tnat lf fc of tbem wer(J
they would
be swifltly brought to justice, with a
biz "J.
a ueuerai uennew, -nen, Mr.
Sheriff, we have nothing, or nearly bo.
to cat: and if vour neoDle will not do
anything for us, I cannot pledge myself
.. . . ... . lk r . '
tnt not a man will visit your town; I
can control my own actions but it is
pretty hard to "corral" a hunerv man
we cannot live on
Sheriff Mendenhall replied that be
didn't orcanlza this crowd, bad nothlntr
to do Wlth brInging them there, had no
M"D"y o iurnisn mem anytning to
ear, ana wnuia oe giau to attend to tnelr
cases, provided General Bennett could
nt keep them in camp and they begged
. .. . . v 3 utSBcu
n tne mean time a few persons with
more of the '-milk of human kindness"
than adoration of Wall Street princi
ples, were busy raising a private sub
scription to buy provisions for the army.
General Bennett and some of his
officers came up t town and were met
by Charles and William Clifton with an
Invitation to use William Clifton's lots
west of his planing mill In the city
two blocks from the square as a camp
ground and the mill for a sire ping place
at night This was accepted and in an
hour tbe army was safely camped In this
Then the fun began. The Insurance
agent who had written Iniunaco on the
mill decided to cancel the policy if tbe
tramps were allowed to sleep there, and
Win Hoard .ley threw open the Floral
Hall in the fair grounds for their use.
Then a harness maker, who claims to
the exclusive right to "live, move and
have hi bjlng" eoailsUid la bis hnj
an ex subject of tieva Victoria, order
ed the roa.-.hal to drive those bums out
of town. leant. " said the manhal
''until a complaint It tnado." I complain
then:" al4 this ex alien, so contUcnt
that that mm all that wat tewt.ary to
I don ; but whoa shwa that he mutt
awsar to a regular croolalo. which. If
shown to bs without orohsile mum.
would probably put s un cost oo him,
h prt lurr4 to make nly oral ' vo
rU;au.w A piMoilnent lumbermao.
iUU-4 ta jv!t ileal laotloi, and artth
wettvai vHimpuatloot wh.rshy thv
fat war pft '1 to 7,'. cent rr thai
and tar than he think h ia paying
f .r lumber, BjarLhod a IUHk hill a a
nwaf4 lo the nit who wou.h "iifu
the taes."
r'rvmlasat cattle man, MtuWrt tf
theCUrUtUalTirhurvk, who not ta
days lef.ire wrrtrk lag like aatlcrt
to re Neds ! tulU thslr new ahurci
flatly ttfaisJ osttf their doar a
paltry quarter to feed Bennett's hungry
Notwithstanding these things, mat-
ten at Camp Barnes, in honor of W.
H. Barnes, a prominent attorney and
Populist here who headed the move-
ment to secure provisions went along
smoothly. The boys had plenty to eat,
and had time to wash and brush up a
little, presenting an appearance fully
up to the . mark, looking better than
most crowds of seventy, working men
generally do. Oat of the seventy, eight
were foreign born and all were voters
and working men. General Bennett
and Colonel Gannon made short
speeches in the evening with telling
effect On the morrow seven team
and wagons were procured and at
eleven a. m
the Commonwealers left
Falrbury with some I1G 00 or 118 00 in
money and a good breakfast, feeling
that Falrbury like Sodom of old-had
at least the requisite number of right-
eous to prevent her destruction.
Darin tha antire stav no ovst-t i
except perhaps that continuous one of
bain noor-iraa committed bv them,
No inufliallr was h th.m
But twice did the writer hear anything
Ike sn oatb. and that was quoted. Yet
after hflinr nufnlv in camn thev wer
fn,m .mm. hi nn ith thnn
of a poor man believing in Populist
rnt i. wnA tv,n th r.rovrhial rd
.. u jw.,11
down and endeavor to "do them up"
with .lanirv talk. And it must not he
am nosed that the soldiers lacked for
heln in such a war. An ex snenff of the
couny said when they nachtd Wash-
ington they ought to be enclosed in a
stonewall "and starve the s ns of
b-s to death." And, forsootb, because
thev were not all members of the sr. o.
' - -
p , and one of the army happemd to be
a comrade G. A R. of his, too! Really,
t is wonderful how bitter human be-
ngs can get! But a by-stander remark-
ma that if some of this ex-sheriff's
famllv bad their deserts -thev would be
surrounded by a "stonewall" the shot
wentsodeephe bowed his head and
slowly walked away.
n.. .1.1. M. TAtt. ...i
vu, uu, r. miH.( w .uik jruui
fancy; I had to be prolix as I am full of
the subject. Yours for freedom,
C. Q DePbance.
Edward Bellamy on tbe Common.
Spring field, Mass., May 0, Edward
Bellamy, Nationalist, journalist and
author of "Looking Backward.', takes
Coxey's Commonweal Army very se-
rIouly He says:
"In the first place, the Nationalists,
whom I am one, believe that' the
time is near at band when the present
naustriai system win Dreat aown ana
the Na'ionallst system will take its
place. We see deeply operating causes
to bring about this result, and, of course,
from this point of view, we regard such
great industrial movement as this in
dustrlal army is making as confirmato
ry. I should say that the most magni
ficent feature of this industrial situa
tion lies, not in the numbers of the
marching bodies which of course are
triiung out in tne met tnat it is evi
donee that the laboring masses of peo
pie, the working classes, are deeply in
ympathy with it. This has been
shown, as, of course, every news
paper reader knows, by a series of dem
onstrations on the part of the working-
men the poorer classes generally, iu
the groat cities as well as the smaller
districts along the line of march.
"It Is also evidenced by the sympathet
ic attitude of the officials of the Knights
ofLawr, the Federation of Labor and
tne railway unions in the west, espec-
lally in their attempt to assist the arm-
ies by threatening strikes If tbelatters'
rl. -,. 1 T 1 V I
log their sympathy with the movement,
and, while I was prepared for a sur-
prise, 1 was even more surprised than
i xpoctea. xoey eviaeatly think It
their cause, and believe that these
armies are standing for their Interests
"The contemptuous expressions from
many suro-s at to the smallncss of
these armies teems to be ill- judged,
Tbe coat and difficulty of movlnsr even
100 men across the country for l.goo
mtlei, with no orgaoUed commUnarv.
Is almply enormous, as any old soldier
111 testify. That these armies have
done what Ihey have done, made the
marches they have made and maintain-
ed the gxl discipline they have with
the resource at their dUpotal. It an a-
tonUhlng fuel, and will bn to regarded
by future hUUirlaa.
"The phnoinnon, a a whole, of the I
rle and eoUrof th4 Jomiolrallon,
U s (elaoaal, not only of a d-p dl-
coo Wat on the part of the tnatw with
the way thing are going ia thtt cuu
trf , but alto a lo of UUH In their or-
dtnar, governuit-ntal ImnHv at Wah-
lRgta. That IhUlotstf faith I wl
juttd4 an one who ha flUw4 the
en ir. i f uur naU.'iial aa lsute UgUU
tur for a numbr tf var at a
The t; ivrau)at of Ihl coustry,
wiiaw iu alaal rornt, l in tffct
the rulw of the rich and a t tb rule tf
th rple. The t1 ha dime when
the i'l will rtipla the rule of the
rich by the rut f the pnopie, an I that
wtli m.aa aa to mowlo revolutloa, a
eheage la th irttoatf wa!th ia lrr-
a . ... . .
ucmcuuo rciusru, i. unvo ueeu mo uro ucj;rvuieut m juuurporuiea ana uter of Agriculture, ordered the pur
much Impressed by what the working- doing business. chose of Djcrlng binders on the several
men have sld to me personally reeard- This I believe to be incorrect, as I am government estates "In order." ai he
ductlon and distribution of the pro-
founest character. It is near at hand.
"The common proposition upon
which the Coxeyites and Nationalists
agree is that the welfare of the people
la the concern of the Government and is
a proper object for the exercise of pub-
lie power. They are all opposed to the
Individualist solution of the economic
and social problem as the one that has
I developed the millionaire and his shad
low, the tramp.
"They favor a collective and cooper-
atlve method of dealing with the prob
lem, which naturally takes the form of
Government aotion. The chief result
of these demonstrations from the point
lef view of a radical social reformer,
like myself, is Its ability, by its very
substantial character, to attract public
attention to the fact that there is a so-
cial question in this country and a very
pressing one.
"The mass of Americans are so ab-
sorted in bread winnlne and moneieet-
ting that It takes something of this sort
to di8trct their attention, even for a
moment, from their personal engrois
ments. This object can be accom-
Plbhed much mo satisfactorily and
liuieK,y n s manner tnan couiu ever
oe orougnt aDOUt Dy preaching or tallt-
l"aT It is an Important step in the
"oclal and economic revolution which
wiU tako V1 country, a revo-
Intlon which, like all other great ones,
will be of steadv growth, startinff from
a Bma11 beginning, just as did the
American Revolution. Unlike the
1Blier. w' not oe accompaniea by
kret loss of llfe-althougb, I am sorry
to say, there will probably be a lots of
,ome "ve8 in we friction causea by the
I movement.
nere 18 ine oensest ignorance
i , . ... . .
,nuwn m regara to wis movement.
Indefd the newspapers do not under-
"MQ na Bre JU8twM uncertain woicn
de to take as they were just previous
t0 " civil war. But, in this case, un-
1,ke the latter, there are no geo-
Rraphlcal or climate divisions; it is
the ,BborInK clft88e8 Wnst the capl-
rtt uu iwku, . wwy
II i n 1 . . 1 ... . . . f a
i nave no ueuniie ooiect. dui it is laia to
- .
" n n?1 OI ineni are "7
harder looking than was John Browa
of Osawatomie, and they have an object
just as definite as was his when he
started upon his work of emancipa-
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Aaother Insurance Man Disagrees.
Editor Wealth Makers:
Seeinc a letter in The Wia r.Tn
Makers from one J. Y. M, Swlirart in
wnich he makes a few mlsranreaenta.
tlons, I wish to correct.
Pint. He says there is no law by
which to incorporate mutual hail com'
All any one has to do to prove he is
not correct is to look at section 40 of tbe
compi ed statutes of Nebraska for the oeon oruerea ' in9 U88ian govern
year 1880. ment for exhibition in tbe Imperial
Awlu he says tbe Nebraska Cyclone
Co. is the only company specifically in
dorsad. While tbo facts are, at tbe
time there was no other company pre-
eenb d before the Alliance and it was
.simply indorsed and not specifically in
While at Hastings last January I re
presented the Nebraska State Fire,
L'ghtnlng and Cyclone Association of
Kearney, incorporated as a state asso
ciation, and tbe Nebraska State Hail
oi airneia i iomeny or Kearney not
Incorporated.and all mutuals were there
placed on the same foo ing, and no one
was specincaiiy indorsed.
Again he carries the impression in
the ad. In the Alliance Constitution that
iu. n .1.1.,.. . . I
sure he Is only trying to make up said I
Again he say, the above resolution. I
am rorry to say, includes at least one
oompany that Is organized for the pur
pose of revenue to t fflcers and agenvs.
This is uofair. If Mr Swigart knows
1 . a . . . . . . ...
w mBJ ,uon company let iim eunersay
"hick oae it I or say nothing, tor it Is
uijut to lrave it so In the blind a to
wrk no Injury to all.
An(1 beilues, if such company doe
members choose that way
C10'1 tley certainly do, or such company
could not rxlsi) it I unjust not to let
hem ailv their own way To mud
d; wtn ne rwoplt's free right I loo
mJcn "Coxey k-ep off the gra.
uur ,or iruQ kn 'p dallng. t am
r - !tfully your. J, M. S4NruKH.
a'anar of aHiv Ala'l.)n
Unlike tha Dutch Process
Other ( lu'iiiIt nN
m n. ... .. .. . ... .
A lmd 1 ll..l.luu nl
-A 11 1 K Ml k UVS
. It k4mrri4trf
IVv.. i'a .. a, .. f
7 My, 4 tf wi ,
Sal4 tf iwn far,
V. lim ft CO., ihrehf V'f, ttaii,
Its Revolutionizing Jnftaenca on tbe
Aft-ricaltar of the World.
Hardly a corner of the g'.obe is so re
mote that it has not felt the civilizing
influence of our great World's Colum
bian Exposition.
Thanks to It, primitive methods in
manufacture and agriculture are rapidly
giving way to the advance ideas learned
at the World's Fair. In bo line is this
awakening more pronounced than in
harvesting machinery. This may be
directly traced to the famous North
west harvest tour made by half a hun
dred foreign commissioners, last August
Already the Sultan of Turkey has
ordered a Deerlng Binder for use on
n' imperial domains, upon the recom-
meadation of Hon. A. G. Aadiklsn, bis
agrlcultnral representative at the ir
nd oraerl are coming In from Kussla,
Roumanls, Great Britain, Hungary,
nd in fact every grain raising nation
of the globe.
Hon. Sen Tsuda, the Japanese imper-
11 commissioner, was so deeply im
pressed with harvest scenes on the
rvo "
om-nusiaswcauy wruw w vuo jeering
people: "When I went to North Da
kota to see wheat harvesting during the
World's Fair, I saw your Harvesters and
Binders operated, and am convinced
that thev are the best machines for
harvesting that I have seen. I cannot
n" eueve mat tney win contnouie to
uuueu i our pcupio u iu'"uw
into our country."
iiuLOAniA heaud fom.
professor Vulko I. Shopoff, the com
missioner from Buls-arla. a irreat wheat
rai8jn country .noon returning from
I ' r
tha nthuBlMtleaHv wrote: "The
work of the Deering Binders, as seen
on the -rate Lapimop. farmi ,urpIM,
all my expectations, It will give me
ipec,al pieagore t0 recommond to our
frmen tn.unnlv themalvawith vour
Laohin . as thereby thev will save a
Lreatdealo tlm6( labov and expense,"
. dberwo bindebs.in kcbbu.
M.fl m.ohlno. nnnn If,,..!, ho. tui.n
' . 7 :""; 1:
e most pronouncea. won. isawara
Mitscherllch, the agricultural repre-
Mutative of the uzar, ana one of tne
oor committee oiawarasaitno Fair,
writing to Wa. Deering & Co., from
Wy, lh9. YJ?9T'
ol "mm TA,, 'T T
lwu tu u
ruojjorivjf mo nuv nuuinui auu grim
cultural machinery, among which latter
the most Important is your self-binder.
"I saw hundreds and hundreds of them
wotang, day after day, without stop-
lVlaH - no preierenoe wnion suon urs-
rate agriculturists as the farmers of
North Dakota are showing for your
Binders Is the best testimonial of tbe
high qualities of your machines."
As a result of Mr. Mltscherlisk' rec
ommendation, altering machine has
f M V-m ft .
Agricultural wuseum at si reiersourg,
O.ber Russian representatives were
similarly impressed, and as a result, we
are told that many carloads of Deerlng
Binders and Mowers hav3 already been
consigned to St. Petersburg, Odessa
and other great Russian agricultural
ING 3.
Hon. Iran Ottlik, Royal Hungarian
Commissioner, made a deep study of
harvest nff machines both at the
World's Fair and amone the North
Dakota bonanza farms. Uoon his re
turn to Buda-Pest he so stronely reo
ommended the Deerlng as excelling all
others that Count Bethlen. R ival Mln
. .... ...
said ' that our farmers may loam the
wnmlnrf.il utiltur of this machlnn b
ilnr it in actual use."
The nineteenth century Columbus,
Captain Victor M. Concas, commander
of the SpanUh Caravel, writing from
hi headquarters In Cuba, sayi: ' Tht
magnificent spectacle which was pre-
envd before n. ef forty-three cf the
wonderful Peering Binder, 1 without
doubt th boat example of the energy
"Fhl lllutlratloa r i,r- ni t ha m
I Vai'htnw ewr ina-'dk l'4-tl. a .tlnr
ttat ttln ry will find It Wt t1lr UMti
l'K t 4 s wh m.. mii iiib.i ui Ht'tmp i'ulbra, suuh as the table aad Ua4
lower Machine a tH a the Sorse Piwr Uete rvpreseaM."
tf the European races , which people
America to-day.''
Clear-cut as his cutlery comes a mes
age from Hon, Joha F. Atkinson,
master cuuer or Sheffield, Kngland, sad
judge of cutlery at the World's Fair.
Says he: "The most Interesting in
cident of that most agreeable and in
structive trip to North Dakota was un
doubtedly the witnessing of the Lari
more 10 000 acre wheat fie d being out
by a betaliloa of forty three During
Binders; and the. ease and efflolency
with whleh tbey did their work was
most extraordinary. As s maker of
reaper knives, I have seen many har
vesting machines at work, but I cer
tainly never saw any do their work as
well as yours. The draught was par
ticularly light for the amount of wheat
harvested, aad not a single machine
was placed hort du combat tbe whole day
from any cause."
The fame features of excellence that
aroused the enthusiasm of the foreign
commissioners showed themselves so
plainly in the exacting official World's
Fair field trials, held in Colorado, that
the Deerlng people were given sixteen
out of the whole number of twenty-six
awards given to the seventeen exhibit
ors of harvesting machinery.
Both the Democratic and Republican
parties have established bead-quarters
and are today preparing millions of
campaign documents to be sent out dur
ing tills campaign.
It Is the opinion of the shrewdest -politicians
at Washington, that if the
People's Party takes advantage of the
blunders and infamy of the present
administration, there will be no trouble
In electing Populist members enough
to hold the balance of power In the
next Congress. It is alio admitted by
tbe closest observers among both the
Democratic and Republican politicians
that the next eleotion of president will
bo thrown Into the House, which will
give the Populists the power to dictate
who shall bo the next president of the
United States? The election ia the
state of Oregon comes off In June, and
in Alabama In August. We are al
most absolutely sure to carry Alabama,
and we stand an even chance with either
of the old parties In Oregon. To help
to carry Oregon and Alabama Is to help
put life and enthusiasm in oar party In
every state in the Union.
The People's Tarty is composed of
the great common people of the country
who are poor and honest It has no
millionaires, bank or railroad corpora
tions upon which, to call for campaign
funds, ...
The National Committee has estab
lished head-quarters at Washington
where it can procure an unlimited
amount of campaign literature at a
small co?t One thousand dollars used
in eur party will do as much work as a
hundred thousand dollars in either of
the old parties.
After carefully considering the above
facts and the bright prospects for our
party in the coming campaign, we feel
it our imperative duty to appeal to our
people everywhere to come to the aid
of the national committee in doing this
great work. In the last election our
party polled more than a million votes
for president.
We now earnestly appeal to 1,000 of
that number to give us 15 each, 10,000
to give us $1 each, 20,000 50 cents each,
20,000 23 cents each, and the remainder
of the one million to give us 10 cents
and 5 cents each. We also earnestly
appeal to all People's Party Clubs, Le
gions, and Leagues to raise what funds
they can for the committee, by taking
up collections, giving entertainments
etc. We make this request because we
believe it our duty to do so. If our
party ever attains success each mem
ber of tho party must contribute to that
success not only with his ballot, but
with whatever means be can spare. To
respond promptly and liberally means
success that will bless the nation for all
time to come.
All contributions should be sent to
M. C. Rankin, Terre Haute, Ind., who
is Treasurer of the National Committee.
Very Truly Yours,
J. H. Turn kb, II, i. Tacsrneck,
Secretary. Cnairmaa.
L. J. Mo I'akun M. C Rankin,
ix-cn-tary. Treasurer.
Subscribedor The W cairn Makers
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