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THE WEALTH MAKERS.
I ft s PEOPLE'S) PLATFORM. Adopted by the ConTentlon at Om aha Nebraska, July 4, 1802. Assembled upon the one hundred and sixteenth anniversary o! the Declaration of Independence, the People's Party of America, in their first national conven tion, invoking upon their action the blessings of Almighty God, puts forth in the name, and on behalf of the people of the country, the following preamble and declaration of principles: a , The conditions which surround us best justify our co-operation; we meet in the midst of a nation brought to the verge of moral, political and material ruin. Corruption dominates the ballot dox, the legislatures, the Congress, and touches even the ermine of the bench. The people are demoralized; most of the states have been compelled to isolate ibe voters at the polling places to prevent universal intimidation or bribery. The newspapers are largely subsidized or muzzled; public opinion silenced; business prostrated; our homes covered with mortgages; labor impover ished; and the land concentrating in the hands of the capitalists. The urban workmen are denied the right of organi zation for self-protection; imported pau perized labor beats down their wages; a hireling army, unrecognized by our law, is established to shoot them down; and they are rapidly degenerating into Euro pean conditions. The fruits of the toil of millions are boldly stolen to build up colossal fortunes for afew, unprecedented in the history of mankind, and the pos sessors of these in turn despise the re public and endanger liberty. From the same prolific womb of governmental in justice we breed the two great classes tramps and millionaires. s The national power to create money is appropriated to enrich bondholders; a vast public debt, payable in legal tender ' currency, has been funded intogold-bear-ing bonds, thereby adding millions to the burdens of the people. Silver, which has been accepted as coin since the dawn of history, has been de monetized to add to the purchasing pow er of gold, by decreasing the value of all forms of property, as well as human la bor, and the supply of currency is pur. posely abridged to fatten usurers, bank rupt enterprise, and enslave industry. A vast conspiracy against mankind has been organized on two continents, and it is rapidly taking possession of the world. If not met and overthrown at once it forebodes terrible social convul These ill 'SfaatngBKi Glimpses of the World THE ROYAL CHEMIORAPrl EDITION DE LUXE. A superb volume, 11 x 14 inches in size, full Turkey Mor occo, red under gold edges, round corners', gold side stamp, 268 full page views of the entire world of nature and art. Descriptions by JOHN L. STODDARD. The newly discovered Chemigraph Process produces pictures which in color and finish are exact reproduc tions of actual photographs. This magnificent book, regular price $20.00, now offered to our subscribers for $10.00, $2.00 down and $2.00 monthly until paid for. v TMl 1 "THE 1 THE KATlONAlWlOrtlflNATiowi llUSTWra lUUSTRAlj Iuuitti Vdl.1 vdlq I vain- AB-FU GA-P1QU-W The Peoples' Family Atlas of the World This book contains: 175 Pages Maps; 105 Pages Gaz etteer 38 Pages Statistics; 212 Pages History; 294,060 Words oi Historical and Des criptive Matter; 119,000 Names of Cities, Towns aid Villages; 275 Illustrations. An Accurate and Au thentic Atlas. The maps alone contained in this Atlas if bought separ ately would cost $00.50. Our subscribers may procure the complete book, handsomely bound in half Russia, for only jj'.iw, ja.tw aown ana $2.00 monthly until paid . t for. The Atlas, charges prepaid, sent to any address on re ceipt of first payment. sions, the destruction ot civilization, vt the establishment ot an absolute despot ism. We have witnessed for more than a quarter of a century the struggles of the two great political parties for power and plunder, while grievous wrongs have been inflicted upon the suffering people. We charge that the controlling iufluence dominating both these parties have per mitted the existing dreadful conditions to develop, without serious effort to prevent or restrain them. Neither do they now promise us any substantial reform. They have agreed together to ignore, in the coming cam paign, every isBue but one. They pro ps to drown the outcries of a plundered people with the uproar of a sham batt le over tne tarra; so mat capuaiiBie, corpo rations, national banks, rings, truxtM, watered stock, the demonetization of sil ver, and the oppressions ef the, usurers may all be lost sight of. They propose t. sacrifice our homes, lives and children on the altar of Mammon: to destroy tho multitude in order to secure corruption funds from the millionaires. Assembled on the anniversary of the birthday of the nation, and filled with the spirit of the grand generation of men, who estab lished our independence, we seek to re store the government of the Republic to the hands of "the plain people," with whose class it originated. We assert our purposes to be identical with the purpose of the national constitution: "to form a more perfect union, establish justice, in sure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty ourselves and oar posterity." We declare that this republic can only endure as a free government while built upon the love of the whole people for each other and for the nation; that it cannot be pinned together by bayonets, that the civil war is over and that every passion and resentment which grew out of it must die with it; and that we must be in fact, as we are in name, one united brother hood. Our country finds itseli confront ed by conditions for which there is no precedent in the history of the world. Our annual agricultural productions amount to billions of dollars in value, which must within a few weeks or months be exchanged for billions of dollars of commodities consumed in their produc tion; the existing currency supply is wholly inadequate to make this exchange. The results are falling prices, the forma tion of combines and rings, and the im poverishment of theproducingclasB. We pledge ourselves that if given power we will labor to correct these evils by wise Peerless Books F0IL oun PATRONS We have made arrangements to furnish our friends and patrons with these unrivaled Works, which have hitherto been sold only for cash, at reduced prices and on terms within reach of all. low You May Got Them The National Cyclopedia By Hob. Jonathan Periam, editor of the Frairie , Farmer: for forty years a practical farmer and stock breeder. 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While our sympathies as a party of re form are naturally upon the side of every proposition which will tend to make men intelligent, virtuous and temperate, we nevertheless regard these questions im portant as they are as secondary to the great issues now pressing for solution; and upon which not only our individual prosperity, but the very existence of free institutions depends; and we ask all men to first help us to determine whether we are to have a republic to administer,- be fore we differ as to the conditions upon which it is to be administered; believing that the forces of reform this day organ ized will never cease to move forward un til every wrong is righted and equal pri vileges established for all the men and women of this country. - y We declare, therefore, """"r UNION OF THE PEOPLE. ' First, That the union of the labor forces of the United States this day con summated, shall be permanent and per petual; may itsspiritenterinto all hearts for the salvation of the republic and the uplifting of mankind. Second, Wealth belongs to him who creates it: and every dollar taken from industry, without an equivalent, is rob berv. "If anv man will not work neither hall he eat." The interests of rural and civic labor are the same; their enemies in identical. Third. 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Deliv ery, carriage charges paid, on receipt of first payment. without the nse of banktngoorporations; a just equitable and efficient means of distribution direct to the people, at a tax not to exceed 2 per cent per annum, to be provided as set forth in the sub-treasury plan of the Farmers' 'Alliance, or some better system; also by payments in discharge of its obligations for publio improvements: We demand free and unlimited coinage of silver and gold at the present legal ration of 16 to 1. We demand that the amount of cir culating medium be speedily increased to not less than 50 per capita. We demand a graduated income tax. We believe that the money of the country should be kept, aa much as pos sible, in the hands of the people; and hence we demand that all state and na tional revenues shall be limited to the necessary expenses of the government, economically and honestly administered. We demand that postal savings banks beestablished by the government for the late deposit of the earnings of the people and the facilitation of exchange. TRANSPORTATION. ' Transportation being a means of ex change and a publio necessity; the gov ernment should own and operate the railroads in the interest ot the people. The telegraph and telephone, like the postoffice system, being a necessity, for the transmissionof news, should be owned and operated by the government in the interests of the people. LANDS. The land, inclnding all natural re sources of wealth, is the heritage of the people, and should not be monopolized for speculative purposes; and alien owner ship of land should be prohibited. All land now held by railroads and other corporations in excess of their actual needs, and all lands now owned by aliens, should be reclaimed by the gov ernment and held for actual settlers only. . RESOLUTIONS. The following resolutions were offered' independent of the platform, and were adopted, as expressive of the sentiments of the convention: . Resolved, That we demand a free ballot and a fair count in all elections, and Q" " je ourselves to secure to it every voter without federal intervention, through the adoption by the states of the unperverted Australian secret ballot system. Resolved, That the revenue derived from a graduated income tax should be appli ed to the reduction of tbeburdenof taxa tion now levied upon the domestic in dustries of this couutry. . and $1.00 monthly for t I : m RpoIyh1. Tbat weiilrdjreon.-xtippo. to Uir Mud liberal penstous .u ei-Luiou soldiers sad sailors. IlesolTed, Tb c condemn tns laliflT of protecting American labor under the present system, wnicn opens our pons to the pauper and criminal classes of ths world, and crowds out our wage-earners and we denounce the present ineffective law against contract labor, and demand the further restriction oi nnaesiraoie immigration. Resolved, That we cordially sympa thize with the efforts of organized work iugmen to shorter the hoars of labor and demaud a rigid enforcement of the exist ing eight-hour law on government worn, and ask that a penalty clause be added to said law. Resolved, That we regard the main tenance of a large standing army , of inercenariesnown as the Pinkerton syxtem, as a menace to our liberties, and we demand its abolition, and wecondemn the recent invasion of the Territory of Wyoming by the hired assassins of Plutocracy, assisted by Federal officers. Resolved, That we commend to the thoughtful consideration of the people and the reform press, the legislative sys tem known as the Initiative and Referen dum. Resolved, That we favor a constitu tional provision limiting the office of a president and vice president to one term, and providing for the election of the senators by a direct vote of the people. Resolved, That we oppose any subsidy or national aid to any private corpora tion for any purpose. H. E. Taubeneck, Chairman, Marshall, Illinois. J. H. Turner, Secretary, Georgia. Lawbknce McFakland, Secretary, New York. M.CIUkkin, Treasurer, Terre-Haute, Indiana, Oar State Platform. We, the People's Indepenpent party of the state of Nebraska, reaffirm the prin ciples laid down in the national platform adopted at Omaha, July 4, 1892. We empnasize tne demand lor ires and un limited coinage of silver and gold at the present ratio 16 to 1. We brand aa treason to labor in every field, and to labor in every field, and to the best inter ests of the whole country, the uncondi tional repeal by congress ot the purchas ing clause of the Sherman act We de mand both state and national laws for the encouragetuent and promotion of the irrigation of onr arid and semi-arid lands. We demand that congress shall speedi ly pass a law by which the federal courts will be prevented from suspending the operation of a state law at the dictation of corporations. We demand a liberal service pension to all Honorably discnarged union soldiers and sailors of the late war. We declare for municipal ownership of street cars, gas and electric light plants and water works. We demand compulsory arbitration of all controversies between employers and employes. ' We heartily approve the course of Sen ator William V. Allen and Congressmen W. A. McKeighan and O. M. Kern for their fidelity and loyalty to our entire interests, and we compliment Congress man W. J. Bryan, who, though elected aa a Democrat, has given strong support to many of our reform measures. We demand a more economical admin istration of our state government, and a more strict accountability of moneys ap propriated and expended. We reiterate our demand for a maxi mum freight rate law or the enforcement of the one now on onr statute books. We aemaaa amendment ot our state constitution by the adoption of what are properly known as the initiative and referendum. We demand the enforcement of the present law for the investment of our permanent school fund as directed, and not through bond investmentcompanies, at a loss to said fund or prone to specu lators and money sharks. We demand that all officers, both state and county, be paid a reasonable salary, in accordance with the labor to be per formed and the amount of skill required, and that all fees be turned into the gen eral fund for state and connty purposes. We commend to the favorable consid eration of the state the building of what is known as the Gulf & Interstate rail road, now under process of construction. We demand that immediate steps be taken for the relief of the drouth sufferers of our state, and that some means be devised to give them employment and wages. Having stated our demands, we cordi ally invite all persons who are in sympa thy with them to co-operate with us, re gardless of former party afflictions. Chronic Nervousness Could Not Sleep, Nervous Headaches. Gentlemen: I have been taking your Restorative Nervine for the past three months and I cannot say enough la Its praise. It has Saved Hy Life, for I had almost given up hope of ever being well again. 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"They are, my son, and though the Americans are a sympathetic people, they demand that Mr. Debs receive ths severest penalty permitted by the stat utes. It is necessary to the preservation of our free institutions. A republic can stand only by enforcing its laws, which are made by the people. Uisrespect lor laws breeds Anarchy and Anarchy means death to peace and order." "Father, has Mr. Havemeyer been In dicted and arrested?" "Not that I have heard." "Will he be?" "I don't think so: indeed I know of no reason why be should be. Mr. Have meyer is one of our most respected citi zens. "What is his position?" "He is president of the American Sugar Refining Company." "Does his company do a large busi ness?" "Very large; in short, it supplies all the sugar used by the people of the United States." "Is his the only company engaged in the sugar business?" "Practically." "What become of the others?" "They were absorbed by the Ameri can." "Did they want to be?" "Yes er that is, I suppose so." "Why?" "They were smaller concerns and could not compete with the big company." "Why couldn't they?" "Well, Mr. Havemeyer's company had millions of dollars capital and could cut the prices." "Couldn't the little fellows cut, too?" "No, they could not afford to." "Then Mr. Havemeyer's company froze the little fellows out?" "Well, you may call it that, I sup pose." . "Then what did Mr. Havemeyer do?" "He formed out of all the sugar con cerns the American Sugar Refining Cbm pany, which now has a capital of $85, 000.000." "Formed a trust, as it were?" "Trust, mvon, is a harsh word and should not be used any oftener than nec essary." ' " "Is not there a law prohibiting trusts?" "I er now really, I believe there is."" "Is it enforced?" "Well yes, that is, it should be." "Can a republic stand unless its laws, which are made by the people, are en forced?" "Now, my son" "Does Mr. Havemeyer have laws made favorable to the interests of his com pany?" "i am not familiar with Mr. Have meyer's business." "Did he not tell the Senate committee that he gave money to both political parties?" "Something like that, I believe," "Why should he do that?" "I don't know: but now, my son" "Didn't he say that a duty on sugar meant minions oi dollars to bis com pany?" "Now, see here" "Didn't he say that be had talked with our lawmakers about placing a duty on sugar?" "Look here, boy" "And didn't the lawmakers do just as he said?" ' Your mother is calling" "As president of the Sugar Trust isnot Mr. Havemeyer guilty of violation of the. trust laws and of conspiracy with his fellow members against the best inter ests of the people?" "I don't know and I don't care." 'IWhois Z. S. Holbrook, one of the Federal Grand Jury who indicted Presi dent Debs?" ' "He is a brother of our eminent fellow townsman, Frederich A Holbrook." "What is Frederick's business?" "He is the head of the school furniture trust." "Did not? the State Legislature take official action toward Mr. Hoi brook's company?" "Yes, I believe that it appointed a committee to investigate whether it was not illegal. "What did the committee find?" "It reported that the school furniture trust violated the laws of Illinois re garding trusts; that it was a trust in all that the word implies." "Was anything done with the report?" "Yes. Attorney-General Moloney was ordered to bring legal action against the trust with the end of dissolving it." "Who is Frederick A. Holbrook's brother, the member of the Grand Jury?" "He is a friend of Mr. Frick, of Carnegie, Frick&Co." "The company which palmed off bad armor plate upon the Government?" "Yes." "Then he is a brother of the presi- . dent of the law-defying trust, and inti mate friend of a man who tried to cheat the Government out of hundreds of thou tands of dollars?" . . "You may put it that way if you want to." "Why doesn't the Govern meut call out troops to compel Mr. Havemeyer, Mr. Holbrook and Mr. Frick to obey the laws?" "My son, law is a queer thing, full of strange impulses. It works differently from any other thing on God's green earth. But remember, boy, that the dig nity of the law must be maintained at all times and under alt circumstances." "Father, does the size of a pocketbook have a healing effect on the law's lacer ated dignity?" , The father gets wholly out of patience, pulls the boy over his knees, and gives him a walloping. ' ' Use the Northwestern line to Chicago Low rates. Fast trains. Office 1133 0 Street. .